Dawoodi Bohra community members from across the UK have collectively felt a pressing desire to help students and families during the current economic climate. With increases in utility prices and the cost of living there is a growing fear that more and more families are unable to provide their children with sufficient nutrient-dense food, including at least one hot meal a day.
In that spirit, the Dawoodi Bohras of London joined together to make special holiday packets for students and their families of Belvue High School in Northolt, Ealing. Husainy Masjid, the home of the London Dawoodi Bohras, has a long-standing relationship with their neighbours at Belvue, a special school that caters for the needs of pupils with learning difficulties and associated communication, behavioural, sensory and physical needs.
The Dawoodi Bohra volunteers put together individual food packs for each of the 40+ students containing breakfast items including cereal, tea, coffee, sugar, long life milk, jam, and oatmeal; a lunch such as pasta, vegetables, Basmati rice, and protein; snacks including cookies, chocolate bars, and crisps; essential cooking items like oil, sugar, flour, and rice; and toiletries such has shower gel, shampoo and hygiene products.
Belvue High School expressed their appreciation for the efforts of the Dawoodi Bohra community, saying, “Thank you for your time and generosity. Thank you for all your hard work to make this food drive a success. We appreciate you have taken time out of your Saturday to help out and we think you are amazing for it!”
The donations were made as part of Project Rise, the Dawoodi Bohras’ global initiative to help support vulnerable people around the world.