The recent floods in Pakistan caused a lot of damage and upended many homes and businesses. It was a devastating natural disaster that took many lives and disrupted countless others. For the Dawoodi Bohras of Calgary, this disaster hit close to home as many of the families in the community have roots and extended family members in Pakistan.
With the help of their families, children from the Dawoodi Bohra community organised a “Meena Bazaar” – a fare for fashion and handicrafts – to help raise funds for the Pakistan Flood Victims.
Delicious food, including baked items, soups and popular street foods of India and Pakistan, were provided by parents, while the children organised sports and video games.
The event was attended by 150 people, young and old alike. As well as raising much-needed funds, such events help to teach young minds about the importance of giving back to the wider community.
100% of the funds raised will be passed to a centralized fund in Pakistan under the Dawoodi Bohras’ Project Rise initiative that is helping victims of the recent floods. Project Rise is the global philanthropic initiative of the Dawoodi Bohras that strives to raise living standards of vulnerable members of society while protecting the natural environment.