Empowering Young Collin County Students with Backpacks and School Supplies

Project Rise volunteers from the Collin County community of Dawoodi Bohras partnered with McKinney Little Free Pantry to distribute free backpacks and school supplies to ensure that local children are ready for the new school year.  Local children were invited to visit the Dawoodi Bohras’ masjid (mosque) to collect the school supplies that they needed….

Ohio Bohras “Choose to Refuse” Single-Use Plastic

Plastic pollution is affecting the whole earth, including mankind, wildlife, and aquatic life. Every year, tonnes of plastic are dumped into the ocean.  As plastic doesn’t dissolve, it remains in the water thereby hampering its purity.  It also causes harm to aquatic animals which consume it as a food and eventually die.  When humans dump…

Local Politicians Join Seattle Bohras’ for Ramadan Celebrations

A host of local dignitaries joined the Dawoodi Bohras of Seattle for their Iftaar dinner in celebration of Ramadan, including a state senator, government officials, city officials, law enforcement officers, and architects for the Bohras’ proposed masjid project. Guests gathered at the Dawoodi Bohras’ place of worship in Kirkland, Washington, and were warmly welcomed by…

Seattle Dawoodi Bohras Celebrate Local Graduates – Part Two

High school and college students everywhere have had to negotiate COVID and online classes in order to complete their studies.  In the second of a two-part series, we spoke to recent graduates from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Seattle about their experiences, dreams and reflections on the past two years. Nazneen Poonawala, High School Graduate…

Seattle Dawoodi Bohras Celebrate Local Graduates – Part One

High school and college students everywhere have had to negotiate COVID and online classes in order to complete their studies.  In the first of a two-part series, we spoke to recent graduates from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Seattle about their experiences, dreams and reflections on the past two years. Mariyah Haveliwala, Double Graduate in…

Leveraging Summertime to Learn about Water and Wildlife Conservation

Dawoodi Bohra Kids Tour the Alameda Creek and surrounding Ponds Flowing past Masjid-e-Mohammedi, the home of the Dawoodi Bohras of Fremont, California, the waters of Alameda Creek have brought inspiring serenity to the Old Canyon Road neighborhood for generations.  Its miles of meandering trails for biking and walking touch the San Francisco Bay, providing residents…

Chicago Project Rise Volunteers Lend a Helping Hand to Habitat for Humanity

Project Rise volunteers from Chicago partnered with Habitat for Humanity in Hanover Park, Illinois, to landscape a pre-constructed 3-bedroom house, while seeding the lawn, laying a bed of mulch, and planting flowers and bushes.  Habitat for Humanity provides decent, affordable homes for low-income families throughout the world.  They also  invite volunteers to invest in their…

Huzaifa Wajihee: Entrepreneur, Hobbyist and Plane Builder

Many Dawoodi Bohras pursue careers in science and technology.  But for one Bohra in Houston, his passion for building things has, literally, taken him to new heights. My name is Huzaifa Wajihee, and I am a serial entrepreneur. In the past 20 years, I have started multiple companies in the digital media, advertising, plastics, glass…

Exhibiting Miniature Horses in Texas: 16-year-old Danyal Tests His Patience and Leadership Skills

While many young kids enjoy sports like football or basketball, 16-year-old Danyal Kheyroolla of Houston, Texas, discovered his passion in a more unusual sport – exhibiting miniature horses. He has distinguished himself, winning competitions at both regional and world championship levels. The world of miniature horses, also known as “minis,” does not involve riding the…