- Pupils from a Muslim Boys School (TIBHS) raised £4,600 for Crisis – the UK’s national charity for single homeless people. The pupils from Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School (TIBHS) raised the funds through the Tauheedul Mile running activity that involved 153 boys undertaking a one-mile run for the homeless people.
Jacquie Petriaho, principal of TIBHS, said: “Although our school only started a few months ago, our boys have demonstrated their commitment to community service and philanthropy. “Through our partnership work with Crisis and Tauheedul Relief Trust (TRT), we aim to transform the lives of thousands of single homeless people in the UK.”
Mo Isap, chairman of TIBHS and co-founder of TRT, said: “At Tauheedul, we recognise that homelessness has a serious impact on young people, with long term implications for their education, health and employment prospects. Our vision is to raise their plight across our network of schools and support them through our community service and education programme.”
Leslie Morphy, chief Executive of Crisis, said, “At a time when homelessness is on the rise and our services are needed more than ever, the £4,600 raised by the pupils of Tauheedul Islam Boys’ School is all the more welcome. We would like to thank the pupils for their fantastic effort in raising such a significant amount.”
Meanwhile, pupils from Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School in Blackburn have dispatched 200 shoeboxes to orphans in Somalia through the Mo Farah Foundation.
Over the past few weeks pupils designed, created and personalised shoeboxes during Art lessons. Each shoebox was then filled with items based on Tauheedul Relief Trust’s Eat, Sleep, Learn, Play (ESLP) programme.
The 200 shoeboxes were dispatched to an orphanage in Somalia. Deputy director Rizwana Aziz said, “This was an amazing heartfelt effort from our pupils. They personally designed and personalise the shoeboxes and filled them with gifts which will directly impact the life of a disadvantaged child overseas.
“Each shoebox contains items which will help take care of the child's need to ‘Eat, Sleep, Learn and Play’ such as toys, learning resources, clothes and food items. The shoeboxes also contain personalised letters to the orphans.
Source: Asian Image