The Human Appeal Mascot, Orphan Hamoudi together with HAI representatives were called in at The Malek Fahd Islamic School, Greenacre campus on Friday 22 July to receive funds raised by students for HAI projects.
Earlier during the year the fundraising efforts for 2016 by almost 350 students from Year 1, 2 and 6 were dedicated to the children of Syria and for the building of water wells in Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan.
The donation cheque of $7,284 was presented during the School assembly where the dedication of the students was narrated and praised. The students were very excited with the surprise visit by Orphan Hamoudi and played with him for hours.
MFIS in Hoxton Park held a Pre-Ramadan charity fundraiser which consisted of an auction in which students, staff and parents contributed funds to raise money to construct water wells in the three countries.
School students performed songs for parents and watched a short video of Human Appeal’s humanitarian work overseas.
“It was a unique event in the history of MFIS at Hoxton Park and it received a very warm reception from the school community,” Mona Kassem, School principal at the campus commented.
“This event helped to reinforce to students the importance of charity in the holy month of Ramadan”, she added.
Omar Al-Jamal, Public Relations Manager spoke on behalf of Human Appeal International Australia at the event. He reminded students to be grateful for all that they had done and praised the students for their work in making the events possible. He also explained how the money raised would be used and how the school’s name will be shown on the water well plaque overseas.
The staff members and school principals expressed their appreciation for the assistance provided by Human Appeal in helping the school achieve its goal of helping people in less fortunate countries.
Although Human Appeal is mainly focussed on fighting poverty and providing relief aid around the world, it is also actively and consistently involved within the local community and schools through the newly established Community Care division.