Category Archives: Social Initiatives

Bradford Bohras Join Council For Mosques at 40th Anniversary Celebrations

Lord Mayor Councillor Shabbir Hussain

A delegation from the Bradford Dawoodi Bohra community attended celebrations to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Council for Mosques. The event was held to commemorate the many ways in which the Council for Mosques has brought about positive change in British society, both locally and nationally, such as campaigning for halal meals in schools and spearheading interfaith alliances.

London Dawoodi Bohras Walk for Women’s Wellness

On 11th July, members of the Dawoodi Bohra community of London held a “Women’s Wellness Walk” to enjoy – and raise awareness of – the benefits of walking for physical and mental health.

Over 20 women made the 5-mile walk around the grounds of Holland Park and Hyde Park in central London.  Women of all ages participated, from teenagers through to ladies in their 70s.  The walk was presided over by Umaima Zainuddin, head of the local Bohra women’s association.

Dawoodi Bohra children remove all plastic on local streets in West London

To mark this year’s World Environment Day, a group of enthusiastic young Dawoodi Bohra children took to their local streets in West London to remove all plastic waste, bottles, cans and scrap paper. They set out one morning and cleaned 3 roads completely in 2 hours, collecting over 150 litres of rubbish from the streets….

An Interview with Tasnim Pisavadi, a Dawoodi Bohra Beekeeper Based in London

On World Bee Day, the Dawoodi Bohras of the UK took time to speak to a London beekeeper, Tasnim Pisavadi. According to the World Bee Day website, bees are crucial to the environment as they help pollinate nearly 75% of the plants that produce 90% of the world’s food. However, despite their vital role in…

Leicester’s Bohra Medical Experts Host Webinar on the Importance of Personal Health During Lockdown

To mark this year’s World Health Day 2021, with the theme “Building a fairer, healthier world”, the Dawoodi Bohras of Leicester hosted an informative webinar on Saturday 10th April for over 100 community members.  The goal of the webinar was to educate individuals on how to take charge of their own health during a global…

London Dawoodi Bohras Set Local Schools “Plant Growing Challenge” to Mark Earth Day

To mark Earth Day, the Dawoodi Bohra Ladies of London – under the global Project Rise initiative – provided a gardening activity for local school children to do over the Easter Holidays. Gardening is a fun, creative way to learn about taking care of the environment and contributing to climate action through sustainable solutions- an…

Birmingham Easter Egg Donation at Local School

On 31st March, members of the Dawoodi Bohra community from Birmingham visited their neighbours at Brookfields Primary School. During the visit, community members  donated more than 350 Easter eggs to support local families this Easter holiday. The members were welcomed by Headteacher Mrs S Lees, who gracefully accepted the eggs on behalf of the pupils…

World Water Day 2021

Since 2017, Ilham Tayabali and her husband Aziz Tayabali, members of the Dawoodi Bohra community of London, set up the Yahya Foundation, a non profit organisation set up to help vulnerable children & communities affected by the crisis in Yemen. Over 50% of people in Yemen do not have access to clean water.  This shocking…

Dawoodi Bohra Leicester Women distribute upcycled plastic planters to battle plastic pollution

On 6th March, Women from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Leicester upcycled over 100 milk bottles into reusable decorative boxes as part of ‘Happy Nests’, an upliftment initiative by the community to repurpose and upcycle plastic waste by transforming it into useful products and artefacts. These boxes were used to give community members a slice…

International Women’s Day 2021

First celebrated in 1911, 8 March marks International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year on IWD, the Dawoodi Bohras of the UK have taken time to speak to and learn from Dawoodi Bohras across the UK of different cities, ages, and…