GET FIT, HAVE FUN AND RAISE FUNDS FOR CHARITY ALL AT ONCE!
I'm happy to announce that The Healthy Hijab has teamed up with Danish Muslim Aid and the lovely ladies at Zanga Zanga Fitness for a WOMEN'S ONLY FITNESS FUNDRAISER!
We are opening the doors for a 60 minute charity bootcamp in Central London and you're invited!
DATE & TIME: March 4th 2018 at 12pm
LOCATION: Queen Mother Sports Centre 223 Vauxhall Bridge Rd London SW1V 1EL
All fitness levels are welcome to join! We just ask that you are aged 16+ and otherwise in good health.
THIS IS OUR CAUSE:
Built in 1992 the Chowki school offers education for girls and boys in separate buildings of the institution. However, in the girls' building, they desperately need an outside area to accommodate the girls for morning assembly and during recess - something that the boys already have.
In order to make it happen, we are aiming to raise £7000.
A word from Imam Abdul Wahid Pedersen, founder of Danish Muslim Aid
In 1988 funds were raised in Denmark for a project spearheaded by young people from the youth wings of some of the political parties in the country, in order to support an education program in Afghanistan, which was by then under Soviet occupation.
The project was finally established and inaugurated in 1992, when the school opened in Sowki village in Kunar province of Afghanistan. We have been following the school ever since then, and it was one of few schools in Afghanistan to give education to boys and girls even through the Taleban years of rule in the country.
This is due to the fact that the chairman and the board of the school are local citizens who make sure that the school does not conflict with local traditions and customs. By now the school is one of the major institutions in the whole province and is sought by students from near and far.
There is a boarding section for boys and hopefully there will at some point even be a boarding section for girls, although this is something which is not exactly in line with local tradition. But due to the long history of the school, the locals are comfortable with the institution, and if any school in that part of Afghanistan should ever have a chance of having girls staying over, it certainly would be this one. In line with local traditions, the girls and boys are not in the same buildings.
Both have their own separate building, but in the girls’ section, they badly need an outside-area, where the girls can go out to play during lessons.
This is what we hope to achieve through this event.