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Ghana Project & Aid Distribution Trip: A Day Spent With The Students (Day 9)

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A Day Spent With The Students (Day 9) – 13 March 2015


Assalamu alaykum

Today will be our second day in Aisha Sidiqqah school. We wanted to get to the school nice and early so we could see the students in assembly. The assembly in Asiga which takes place every morning was amazing. The students read the morning dua and also some Islamic songs. Watching the students in assembly made me think that students from such deprived backgrounds, when nourished and taken care off they can turn into something really special. The day was spent with the students that are sponsored by Caravan of Mercy. One of the students said “please tell the people of England, JazakAllah for helping me gain an education and build my future”. Molana and brother Faiz also had the chance to sit and listen in the Qur’an class.

At lunch time the students were prepared the meat that we slaughtered yesterday. They were so overjoyed that they were having meat, as they only get the chance to have meat a few times a year. It was as if Eid had come early.
To bring a smile to a child’s face, especially an orphan truly is an amazing feeling and InshaAllah an act of reward.

For Jummah Salaah we returned to Masjid Abrar where the Imam Abdul Awwal lead the prayer. The Imam is also supported by Caravan of Mercy.

Today brother Ibrahim informed us about a young girl. Her name is Humaira Abdul Malik. Her mother and father abandoned her and she was left homeless sleeping on the street and fighting for survival. Alhamdolillah Caravan of Mercy is now supporting this child through its sponsorship scheme at Asiga. Imagine how many more there are like Humaira that need our help.

In the evening me and brother Saleh went for a walk with a local brother. He informed us that he works long hours a day and earns only £30 a month. His house is 1 old wooden structure which reminded me of shed that we have in our gardens.
It really makes you wonder how lucky we are in the UK and yet we take so much for granted. For many people in Ghana every penny is valued as it could be the difference between them eating or sleeping hungry.

Sameer Ismail

Projects Coordinator