A local school in the heart of Savile Town, Dewsbury has worked tremendously hard in working alongside charities within Kirklees to help refugees during the winter period.
Madni Muslim Girls School which is located on Scarborough Street accommodates for not only secondary school learners but infants and juniors.
With the school being a Muslim school, the foundation of the school is based on the core beliefs of Islam and expresses how students should live life according to the beautiful religion of Islam.
Recently, the staff decided to partner up with local charities to help those underprivileged during the past 19 months. Benefit Mankind is one of the charities which worked with Madni Muslim Girl School which was founded back in 2020 when the first lockdown took place.
The partnership with Benefit Mankind began with not only this recent project but projects they have worked together in which stem back to Ramadan 2020. Ramadan, is the month in which Muslims across the world fast for several hours in the 9th month of the Islamic calendar.
A lot of charity work has been completed aboard in various countries such as Sri-Lanka and Indonesia but Enrichment Leader, Rumaisa Khurshid was eager to help not only individuals across the world but locals within the town of Dewsbury.
Students from the junior school department and Year 9 students worked with each other to create gifts for the refugees in small shoe boxes.
Rumaisa expressed, “We sent out letters to the parents so they could help as well. We asked them to give any clothes they had to donate to Sanctuary Kirklees in Huddersfield”.
Parents not only donated clothes but oral hygiene fundamentals such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, cleaning equipment etc.
Rumaisa adds, “I went to Sanctuary Kirklees and the lady Jane in charge was so overwhelmed with what we had brought. She said how a refugee was asking for a hat only yesterday, but they didn’t have anything and 24hrs later we came with all types of things.
“I can’t even tell you how much we took because it was just too much to count”.
Last year, the school was able to help 26 orphans and they plan on working alongside Benefit Mankind in the following year to create more projects.
Students were proud of what they had achieved together from working with each other and are very keen to also take part in the new year to create more exciting projects to help those less fortunate.