The Ladies of London, a Dawoodi Bohra women’s empowerment group, recently held a Brownie Sundae Fundraiser to raise funds for the National Literacy Trust.
Dawoodi Bohras have always been encouraged to pursue both religious and secular education, and literacy is the foundation upon which an education rests. Data shows that 1 in 4 adults in the UK have low literacy and numeracy skills. The National Literacy Trust works to improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills amongst the UK’s most disadvantaged communities, where one in three people have low levels of literacy. The National Literacy Trust recognises that illiteracy is an intergenerational problem, and improving literacy can have a domino effect on improving maternal health and life expectancy across the entire population.
In the spirit of Ramadan, and helping those who are disadvantaged, the Ladies of London sold brownie sundaes to raise money for the National Literacy Trust. Adults and children enjoyed the gooey brownie sundae whilst also taking interest in the charity and the work it does to promote literacy.
Under the Project Rise umbrella initiative, the London Dawoodi Bohras are proud to contribute to the worldwide efforts to help uplift those communities that are underserved and disadvantaged through philanthropic projects to tackle inequalities, like disparities in literacy levels, across the world over.