Our humanitarian mission to Greece is all about extending help to the masses of refugees seeking asylum from a life of persecution and violence. It is 22:30 Greek Time when we arrive at the furthest point on the coast of Skala in Lesvos. This point is marked by a lighthouse that stands on it. Upon our arrival, we meet a group of about 60 Afghani Shias who had taken shelter in an abandoned house with nothing but a fire to keep them warm.
Posted on Mon, 2015-03-02 10:53
In just a few weeks’ time a member of our local Stanmore Jamaat, who also happens to be the father of one of our team members, will begin a journey of a lifetime to help our community. Munawar Ali Jaffer is less than 2 weeks away from turning 50 and plans to celebrate this by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro - the world’s highest free-standing mountain - with a group of friends in order to give back to the community.
By embarking on this courageous journey Munawar Jaffer hopes to raise money for The World Federation as a way of contribution towards its various projects. On his JustGiving donation page he writes: “I am planning to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania for The World Federation of KSIMC because education and community matters.”
The almost 20,000 foot climb will begin on 26th February 2015 via the Lemosho Route, where he will start his expedition, and he will - insha’Allah - reach the summit on 5th March 2015. Approximately 35,000 tourists attempt the full ascent every year, however temperatures can drop as low as -20°C so this trip is anything but a walk in the park.
Why not express your admiration for Munawar Jaffer and help him further the success of The World Federation by clicking here to donate. (P.S. Click on the orange button to donate to this particular cause!)
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As our communities all over the world prepare for Eid, after a month of fasting, patience and spirituality, our Yemeni brethren face the onslaught of persecution and tyranny.
In January 2015, The World Federation launched an appeal to raise funds for building water well hand-pumps in Pakistani villages where families do not have access to clean water.