Muslims give back to community
THE LOCAL MUSLIM COMMUNITY IS giving back with a new initiative.
The Muslim Association of Barbados has started hamper donations to communities surrounding three of its mosques at Kensington New Road, Sobers Lane and Belleville.
The project was launched recently, at the mosque in Kensington New Road, St Michael.
Secretary of the Association, Suleiman Bulbulia, told the media that the project was done in conjunction with the Welfare Department. Initially, 35 families have been identified for the first phase of a hamper distribution, which will continue throughout the year. Bulbulia also said funds were raised through donations from its membership.
“We have reached out to families in need within our community, so we just decided the next step would be to the wider community,” he explained.
Bulbulia also stated that individual Muslims had been making financial contributions to Barbadian society, but it was the first venture of the association.
Welfare officer Fitz Joseph was on hand to receive the donation, and thanked the association for its efforts. (LW)