Hundreds of Muslim Children to Walk for Charity to show True Islam and help schools in Africa
The largest Muslim children’s organisation in Britain, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Children’s Association (AMCA), is to hold ‘Mercy for Mankind’ Charity Challenge event for children on Saturday 14th April 2018 across the country.
Over 500 children up to the age of 15 from the organisation will gather in over 10 locations around the country to practice the Islamic teachings of serving humanity by walking to raise funds to build two schools in Africa. They hope to dispel myths surrounding Islam by promoting its true peaceful values and by raising £50,000 for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s charity, Humanity First which is providing free education around Africa, regardless of faith or background.
Farooq Aftab, event organiser and Deputy Head of AMYA said:
“We try to instil values of charity, gratefulness and care for others into the children from a very young age. Over 500 children here in the UK will be taking time out of their holidays to raise funds for children in Africa. The charity challenge is named ‘Mercy for Mankind’ as that is the title that was given to the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) who taught that it is necessary for every person, male and female to get an education, so these children are looking to help those who do not have the opportunities they have. The children are very much looking forward to get together, make new friendships and make a difference to hundreds of children’s lives in deprived areas of Africa.”
The events will kick off on Saturday at 10 am in locations around the country, including Southfields, Morden, Manchester, Birmingham, Crawley, Bradford, Epsom and Walthomstow.
Notes to Editors:
Ahmadiyya Muslim Children’s Assocaition is a wing of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA). AMYA members have been volunteering all year around in various activities. To date they have donated more than 6000 pints of blood which is equivalent to 18,000 lives saved. 155,000 trees have been planted in locations all over the nation. 60,000 food packs have been distributed to the homeless as part of weekly homeless feeding sessions across the whole country. In addition the youth have also been regularly visiting the elderly with over 1,000 visits having taken place in care homes and children’s hospitals around the country.
Contact information: Farooq Aftab (07584 100659)