"A TIME TO BLOOM" this initiative will be helping women by offering them professional clothing for interviews and employment. In the past women have told us they felt this has been an obstacle in them securing employment. We hope this will give them confidence to chase their dreams. Follow us on Instagram: @afkarech to find out more about this initiative, launch date and how you can participate.
Currently we are finishing our BOOK DRIVE INITIATIVE in honour of a the noble Mr. Thomas Joseph who recently passed away. Mr Joseph was the former Chairman of The Asian School. He was a true believer in the gift of knowledge and in his memory we are donating books to orphanges, shelters and special education centers. Thank you for your generosity.
There are many women holding down jobs to support their whole families and barely making ends meet. We wanted to make them feel seen, supported and celebrated. These “Eidiyataha” (meaning her Eid gift) boxes were be packaged and given to Muslim female domestic workers and those struggling in low-income jobs.
We wanted to create boxes containing essentials and a “special something extra” to prepare each woman for Eid to not only be able to eat and sustain herself but also to savour the holy month and enjoy the sense of celebration. We wanted to help those women who simply do not have the funds to purchase these items for themselves and are surviving on the bare necessities. We hope these boxes brought them happiness during the joyous celebration of Eid. We will honoured to partner with Discover Islam for this initiative
“Safee by Afkarech” in which we paid three months tuition for families who had been hit financially by COVID19. At that stage we really did not know how long covid19 would last and the long-term impact. We were glad we had the forth sight to have helped people out in the early stages. School fees were one of the largest expenses being faced by parents and they were very grateful that we were able to ease some of that stress
Afkarech has helped female students to advance their education and paid the fees for summer camps in their area of interest in order to help them gain experience and enhance their knowledge. Last summer we collaborated with AMA.
Afkarech were devastated to learn of the three typhoons that hit the Philippines earlier this year. We learnt of two families who's homes were completely destroyed. We raised money for the cost of rebuilding their homes and any immediate supplies they needed. We helped ease their financial burden and showing them that people really do care. We thank everyone who donated!
Afkarech Care Packages for women living in shelters. We were truly blown away by how kind and wonderful every was. The boxes contained - a robe or towel, hair-brush, shampoo, soap/shower gel, toothbrush, sanitary products and a small washing powder. The box contains everything you may need as a woman if you find yourself without accommodation and in difficult circumstances. Each box contained a card from the Afkarech member that packaged the box. The card had hand written notes of encouragement to help each woman who received a care package to feel thought of, supported and encouraged. We distributed 80+ boxes to the shelters Dar Al Aman and Dar Al Karama.
Afkarech were thrilled to partner with the Saturday Biryani Party. A wonderful organization that helps feed migrant workers with healthy nutritious meals. Thanks to the support of the public Afkarech fed 225 migrant workers.
These are dry food boxes donated to families in need throughout the year