Young Conservationists Participate in Houston Tree Planting Drive

On Saturday the 29th of February, 2020, school going children from the Houston Bohra community took part in a tree planting drive titled I Speak for Trees. The event was organised by a nonprofit known as The Mission Continues, which empowers veterans to continue their service, and empowers communities with veteran talent, skills and preparedness…

Neighbourhood Cleanup Programme in Houston

On Saturday the 29th of February, 2020, as part of the sustained Neighbourhood Cleanup Programme, a cleanup activity was undertaken in and around the Mohammedi Masjid complex in Houston by community members and neighbours. In 2016, the Dawoodi Bohra community in Houston partnered with the neighbouring Lifepath Church and Mustafa Masjid to start the Neighbourhood…

LA Sunset Point Beach Cleanup with Afroz and Surfrider

Yahoo Finance Members of the Dawoodi Bohra community of Los Angeles joined forces with the Surfrider Foundation and United Nations Champion of the Earth, Afroz Shah, to remove 462 lbs of plastic waste from Sunset Point beach on Saturday. As part of the Bohra’s Turning the Tide initiative – a global drive to eliminate single-use plastic and rid bodies…

Minneapolis Food Packaging Drive for Charity

Community members in Minneapolis volunteered at a local non profit organisation called Feed My Starving Children which packages and delivers nutritious meals to starving children in Haiti. Young and old joined hands in preparing packages for those in need inspired by the Islamic tradition of feeding the hungry. The volunteers prepared a collective 15,000 meals…

HOUSTON TEENS LAUNCH STARTUP TO SUPPORT COFFEE FARMERS IN YEMEN

The Daily Telescope Houston-Local brothers Hasan and Hussain Rangwala have launched Al-Zahra, an innovative coffee startup with a charitable mission at its heart. Al-Zahra was created after the brothers learned about a farming crisis while visiting Yemen a few years back. The company plans to target Yemen’s narcotic production by supporting its coffee production instead,…

USING SUMMER JOB EARNINGS TO BUY 3D PRINTERS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

North Dallas Gazette Abitamim Bharmal is passionate about sharing his love for 3D printing with younger generations. He is a 17-year-old senior who spent most of his summer earnings on upgrading the makerspaces and STEM labs at several Dallas ISD elementary schools. Bharmal is a student at the School for the Talented and Gifted at…

MAYOR TURNER RECOGNISES COMMUNITY’S EFFORTS TO ELIMINATE WASTE

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner was welcomed by Prince Malekulashtar Shujauddin on his visit to the city’s Dawoodi Bohra masjid complex on July 22, 2019 to recognise the community’s commitment to end food waste and foster environmental sustainability initiatives. U.S. Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia and Texas State Representative Gina Calanni joined the mayor at the community’s annual…

4TH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS IN NEW JERSEY

Community members in New Jersey celebrated Fourth of July by attending local events, hoisting the American flag at community centers and partaking in the traditional Fourth of July barbeque. They attended the East Brunswick Fourth of July celebrations alongside local organisers, government officials, and East Brunswick residents. Members of the Dawoodi Bohra faith have always…