Hygiene and cleanliness are not only important to public health, they are attributes that are integral to the Dawoodi Bohra faith. That is why Dawoodi Bohras volunteers throughout the world regularly partner with local municipalities and civic organizations to help improve the environments in which we live.
The Dawoodi Bohras of Atlanta recently teamed up with Gwinnett County on their Adopt-A-Road scheme. Members of the community have been volunteering to remove trash, illegal signage, and other rubbish from a street near to their masjid – or mosque – while strictly observing rules designed to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This was hopefully the first of many street cleans that the Bohras of Atlanta will undertake to help keep their local community clean and beautiful. These volunteering efforts are all part of Project Rise, a global Dawoodi Bohra initiative to support vulnerable people and protect and enhance the natural environment, while raising awareness of the need for sustainable development.