Dawoodi Bohra Medics Speak on COVID-19 & the Importance of Vaccinations

Hundreds of Dawoodi Bohras from all over Europe signed in to take part in a webinar that addressed concerns regarding COVID-19 and it’s vaccination, dispelling myths and working towards 100% vaccination in all those who are eligible. The webinar also covered discussions on the impact on health (long COVID-19) and potential treatments and patients’ journey…

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…

Dawoodi Bohras of Leicester Walk Around the World for Cancer Research UK

The Dawoodi Bohra community of Leicester commemorated World Cancer Day on 4th February by organising a month long “Walk Around the World Challenge” to raise awareness of the fight against cancer and to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Setting themselves the ambitious target of collectively walking 24,901 miles – the circumference of the Earth…

International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day is a worldwide annual observance held on 21st February. The theme of the 2021 International Mother Language Day, “Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society,” acknowledges that languages and multilingualism can advance inclusion, and the Sustainable Development Goals’ focus on leaving no one behind. UNESCO believes education, based on the first language or…

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The Dawoodi Bohras have always strived to empower female members by providing equal access to education and encouraging the pursuit of fulfilling careers. On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we showcase some of the talented Dawoodi Bohra women in the UK who work in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Across the country,…

The role of community pharmacies in the mass COVID-19 vaccination project

Bohra giving Covid-19 vaccine to elderly man

Zulfikar Jalal, a Birmingham pharmacist, took part in a Zoom round-table meeting with the Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth to discuss the role of community pharmacies in the mass COVID-19 vaccination project.  Throughout the pandemic Zulfikar has been going above and beyond for his local community. Two of his pharmacies were involved in a COVID-19…

Usborne books donated to Northwick Park Hospital

Little Dove's Bookshop

In June 2020, Zainab Abdeali, a member of the Dawoodi Bohra community of London started Little Dove’s Bookshop – a bookshop selling Usborne children’s books. She receives the books from Usborne and delivers them locally for free. Zainab works with both individuals and institutions like schools and nurseries to supply books to all children, no…

Graduating during uncertain times

As 2020 comes to a close, we take a moment to celebrate some of our Dawoodi Bohra graduates, who, despite the difficulties and obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, were successfully able to attain their degrees. We spoke to 12 graduates from Bradford, Leicester, London, Manchester and Nottingham and asked them about their degree, the…

The Dawoodi Bohra community of Leicester runs food drive

The Dawoodi Bohra community of Leicester came together in support of Open Hands Trust. A Leicester-based charity, Open Hands run a number of initiatives including a food shop for those in need. The food shop is a free service which relies on donated food and serves individuals facing hardships in Leicester. In light of the…