Human Appeal Australia (HAA), the highly popular charity organisation celebrated its 30th Anniversary and hosted its 15th Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards in five cities across Australia in February/March 2022.

The 30th anniversary celebration presented the 30 years’ history of improving the lives of so many disadvantaged people around the world. The events included an engaging program raising awareness about HAA’s mission featuring prominent speakers and international guests.

Preacher Moss (U.S.) performing at HAA’s Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards Ceremony Sydney 2022

Imam Mufti Menk, the much-loved nasheed artist Mesut Kurtis – and comedian Preacher Moss participated in the celebratory occasion.

In conjunction with the 30th anniversary HAA hosted its 15th Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards acknowledging the outstanding achievements of HSC students who received an ATAR of 90% and above, recognising their hard work and dedication.

Each student was awarded with a certificate of appreciation and valuable gift. Simultaneously on a national level in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.

The events were successful in highlighting the achievements of Human Appeal’s 30 years as a charity organisation, and for celebrating the Year 12 Muslim Achievement for the 15th year. An incredible 396 students were awarded nationwide.

Human Appeal Australia’s Director Bashar Al-Jamal HAA 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner Sydney 2022

Starting with Adelaide on Saturday 26 February, 19 students were awarded at the Fulham Gardens, The Grand Ballroom. The ceremony began with acknowledging the traditional owners of the land and Quran recitation by Sheikh Riad Al Rifa’i.

HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards Recipients 2022 in Adelaide

Branch Manager of Human Appeal’s Adelaide office, Ali Kadir welcomed guests, acknowledging the high achievers and outlining the work Human Appeal Australia has been doing for the past 30 years, locally and overseas. The Hon. Jing Lee MLC, The Assistant Minister to the Premier of South Australia spoke on Ethics of Success. Other speakers included Sheikh Abdul Salam Alim and Dr Hani Abul Khair, Principal of Iqra College.

Followed by the event in Perth on Sunday 27 February in the prestigious Duxton Hotel. 30 students awarded accompanied by their families and a number of community leaders and dignitaries which included: Honourable Mayor of Gosnells Terresa Lynes; Cr. Sara Saberi – Councillor of Canning; Mr. Ibrahim Latheef Strategic Advisor WA Police Force; Mr. Abdullah Khan CEP and Executive Principle of AIC and Dr. Rateb Jneid-President of AFIC.

HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards Recipients in Perth 2022

This night was truly a night of celebration where high achievers, community leaders, and politicians celebrated the achievement of amazing students

On  Friday 4 March, another weekend of celebration started in Brisbane honouring 48 students.  Despite heavy rain and wind, the event was well received by the attendees, where they were accompanied by an engaging program, led by the Masrur Alam and Nishat Siddique (students High Achievers) as the MC of the night.

HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards Recipients 2022 in Brisbane

The program included speeches by some of the VIP guests, which included Senator Paul Scar, Chair of Economics Legislation Committee; James Martin, MP Member for Stretton and Br. Habib Jamal, ICQ President. Beny Bol, OAM, The President of the Queensland African Communities Council was also amongst the guests to congratulate the students.

“I’d like to take this moment to send my thoughts & prayers to the victims of the flooding here in Queensland. Just yesterday I was with the Human Appeal team in Brisbane where we coordinated with local authorities to help clean the affected homes in the suburb of Oxley in Western Brisbane and provided food hampers to the victims of the floods. All of our success would not have been possible without the grace of Allah (SWT) and then you, our beloved community. What made this a reality is the strong bonds we have built over the last 3 decades with our mosques, schools, community organizations and local businesses. However, most importantly it was thanks to you, our incredible donors and volunteers. Your sacrifice & generosity is highly appreciated and I ask that you may find the best of rewards in this life & the hereafter,” said Director of Human Appeal Australia Bashar Al-Jamal.

On Saturday 5 March 2022, the event took place in Melbourne at Ultima Function Centre and was attended by students, members of the community, politicians, school principals, businesses and family members. 86 Students were awarded certificates of recognition and were gifted iPads.

HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards Recipients 2022 along with Human Appeal’s team in Melbourne

The ceremony was opened with the amazing recitation of the Quran by Dr Hayssam Rifai Imam from the Australian Islamic Centre. Human Appeal Australia’s Victorian Branch Manager Rabih Baytie welcomed guests then various speeches were delivered by Ms Cindy McLeish, MP Member for Eildon; Mohamed Mohideen, Vice-president of the Islamic Council of Victoria, on behalf of Vivienne Nguyenn, Victorian Multicultural Commission Chairperson; Prof Akhtar Kalam, the chairman of MCCA; Islamic Council of Victoria’s President Adel Salman. Mr Adam Bandt, MP and Leader of the Australian Greens, gave his speech about his appreciation of Human Appeal Australia’s work:

“A really amazing result of 30 years of Human Appeal Australia, it is something to be celebrated and marked. We owe you a huge debt of thanks as well as congratulations because of the work you have done over these three decades. The support you have provided to people through really difficult circumstances, including through bushfires and floods. It makes a huge difference. We see it and we acknowledge it and we really, really do appreciate it.”

All guests absolutely loved the performance and remarks of the Comedian Preacher Moss, amongst applause and laughter, the guests also sang along to much loved nasheeds with artist Mesut Kurtis’s unique talent shining through every performance.

The night was enjoyed and appreciated by many, with a parent of one of the awarded students writing to Human Appeal Australia to express the family’s gratitude “Thank you for organising and setting up a wonderful event. It was very humbling to reflect on the massive efforts Human Appeal Australia have channelled so much towards helping the wider community locally and overseas.”

Mesut Kurtis at Human Appeal Australia’s 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner Sydney 2022

On Sunday 6 March guests and students enjoyed a wonderful celebration awards ceremony at the Waterview in Bicentennial Park, in Sydney, where an incredible 213 students were awarded on the night. Students were honoured for their hard work, awarded certificates of recognition and were gifted 9th generation iPads.

The night included an engaging program raising awareness about HAA’s mission featuring prominent speakers and international guests. Imam Mufti Ismail Menk, the leading global Islamic scholar & motivational speaker sent the video message with warm wishes for all year 12 achievers and guests. During the events, Nasheed artist Mesut Kurtis from Macedonia performed several nasheeds, which prompted a massive sing-a-long from the guests.

Mr. Mohammed Tawqeer Saiyed (99.75ATAR) from AIC, with his parents

The audience absolutely loved the hilarious stand-up comedian from Houston – USA Preacher Moss. Various respected members of the community, politicians, school principals, businesses and family members attended ceremonies in the five cities.

MC’d by Omar Al-Jamal, the 30th Anniversary Celebration Gala Dinner was opened with an Acknowledgement of traditional owners of the land, Indigenous performance and the heart-warming recitation of the Quran by Sheikh Khaled Zrayka.

 

The Hon. Tony Burke, Federal Member for Watson at HAA 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner Sydney 2022

Human Appeal Australia’s Director, Bashar Al-Jamal welcomed guests then various speeches were delivered by Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, the Grand Mufti of Australia; The Hon. Tony Burke, Federal Member for Watson; The Hon Clr Philip Ruddock AO, Mayor of  Hornsby Shire; the member for Lakemba Mr Jihad Dib, MP; Sheikh Shadi Alsuleiman, president of the Australian National Imams Council (ANIC); Dr Intaj Ali Director of Education Al-Faisal College; Amira Zaki from Tender Loving Care Disability Services and Students Sara Karem (99.95 ATAR) & Jad Motassam (99.90 ATAR) Ms Wendy Lindsay, MP Member for East Hills was also amongst the guests, congratulated the students and acknowledged the 30 years of Human Appeal Australia’s local and international charity work and services to the community.

HAA is proud of students’ achievements and pleased to continue supporting Australian generations who will benefit the country and the world.

The Hon. Clr Philip Ruddock AO, Mayor of Hornsby Shire at HAA 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner Sydney 2022

This event would not have been possible without our generous sponsors, who have always believed in Human Appeal’s mission and vision, by giving their utmost support to the annual Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards. Thank you to the generous businesses and organisations who continue to support this iconic event.

Human Appeal Australia would like to congratulate all the Year 12 students of 2021 for their success and wish them all the best in the near future.

Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, the Grand Mufti of Australia speaking at HAA 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner Sydney 2022

“For 30 years, we have strived to make a difference in the lives of those in need. We have been able to grow this organization from raising $25,000 in Sydney in 1991 to a nationwide network with offices in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane & Perth with total donations amounting to $261 million throughout the 30 years. This has taken many forms whether it be the countless hot meals we’ve cooked, the numerous food parcels we’ve provided, the thousands of water wells that we have built, the thousands of orphans whose education we have sponsored, the dozens of hospitals we’ve supplied with equipment and medicine as well as the thousands of refugee families we’ve provided with shelter. Whilst we have worked abroad, we have also worked at home, here in Australia. By supporting our fellow citizens in times of need, whether it be droughts, floods, bushfires or isolation during lockdown; we have always been there. What made this a reality is the strong bonds we have built over the last 3 decades with our mosques, schools, community organizations and local businesses. However most importantly, it was thanks to you, our incredible donors and volunteers, we were able to help so many disadvantaged people around the world,” said Bashar Al-Jamal, Director of Human Appeal Australia

Human Appeal Australia’s team with volunteers at HAA 30th

A big thank you to all of Human Appeal Australia’s donors, volunteers and supporters for your dedication to making a positive impact in the world. Your generosity has been vital to creating a better future and your support has made all the difference as we continue to tackle the most pressing global challenges. Thank you for being with us on the road to goodness.

HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards Ceremony 2022 Senator Paul Scar; Maryam Naaz Deen in Brisbane

Families celebrating their Children HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards in Perth 2022

Dr. Rateb Jneid-President of AFIC HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards in Perth 2022

Cr. Sara Saberi – Councillor of Canning with HAA’s Volunteer of the Year Luul Ibrahim HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards in Perth 2022

Honorable Mayor of Gosnells Terresa Lynes at HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards in Perth 2022

Hamza Shiban HAA Communication Coordinator in Perth & Mr. Abdullah Khan – CEP and Executive Principle of AIC at HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards in Perth 2022

Makram Hallab – Highest Achiever at HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Award Ceremony 2022 Melbourne

Adel Salman President of the Islamic Council of Victoria at HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Award Ceremony 2022 Melbourne

Professor Akhtar Kalam – Chairman of MCCA at HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Award Ceremony 2022 Melbourne

Ms. Cindy McLeish MP – The Shadow Assistant Treasurer Member for Eildon at HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Award Ceremony 2022 Melbourne

HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards Recipients 2022 along with Human Appeal’s team and guests in Brisbane

Dr. Humayun Kabir , Habib Jamal, Senator Paul Scarr, Bashar Al Jamal, James Martin MP, Ali Kadrir and Dr Zakaria Amin at HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards Ceremony 2022 Brisbane

HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards Recipients 2022 in Brisbane-2

HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards Recipients 2022 along with guests in Adelaide

HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards Recipients 2022 along with Human Appeal’s team and guests in Adelaide

Stand-Up Comedian Preacher Moss at HAA’s Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards Ceremony Sydney 2022

Mr Bashar Al-Jamal HAA Director, Zahraa El-Cheikh and Ms Wendy Lindsay, MP Member for East Hills at HAA Year 12 Achievement Awards 2022 Sydney

Mr Bashar Al-Jamal Director of Human Appeal Australia speaking at HAA Year 12 Achievement Awards 2022 Sydney

Mesut Kurtis (Macedonia) singing at HAA’s Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards Ceremony Sydney 2022

Issam Chaouk HAA’s Director of Projects, Omar AlSuleiman, Sheikh Shadi AlSuleiman and Jihad Dib MP at HAA’s Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards Ceremony Sydney 2022

Issam Chaouk HAA’s Director of Projects, Mustafa Alnadaf and Jihad Dib MP at HAA’s Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards Ceremony Sydney 2022

High Achievement Awards recipients at HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards ceremony Sydney 2022

HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards ceremony Sydney 2022-2

HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards ceremony Sydney 2022

HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards Recipients 2022 along with Human Appeal Australia’s team in Sydney

Amin El-Bureeny HAA Head of Community Care; Nahida Hafza and Khalil Hafza Binah Group at HAA Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards ceremony Sydney 2022

Sara Karem (99.95ATAR) & Jad Motassam (99.90ATAR) at HAA’s Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards Ceremony Sydney 2022

Human Appeal Australia’s Director Bashar Al-Jamal HAA 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner Sydney 2022-2

Human Appeal Australia’s 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner Sydney 2022-2

Human Appeal Australia’s 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner Sydney 2022

Hajj Mohammad Taleb received the volunteer award at HAA 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner Sydney 2022

HAA ‘s Director Bashar Al-Jamal with volunteers at HAA 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner Sydney 2022

Dr Ali M KRAISHAN Ambassador, Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan at HAA 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner Sydney 2022

Brock TUTT performing at HAA 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner Sydney 2022

The Hon. Tony Burke, Federal Member for Watson at HAA 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner Sydney 2022-2

Stand-Up Comedian Preacher Moss at HAA 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner Sydney 2022

Human Appeal Australia’s team at HAA 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner Sydney 2022