Ahmadi children raise £3,000 for Humanity First in Dagenham
PUBLISHED: 10:41 01 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:41 01 June 2017
Hundreds of children raised £3,000 to improve the prospects of their African counterparts.
About 200 children between the ages of seven and 15 took part in the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association’s Charity Walk in Dagenham’s Mayesbrook Park on Saturday, May 27.
Organiser Kashif Khan said the cash raised will go to Humanity First, which works to improve children’s educational prospects across the world, with a focus on poorer countries.
“All of this money will go to Africa, where there are so many problems with education,” the 39-year-old said. “The children collected this money themselves before the walk from family and friends.
“It’ll now be used to build classrooms in Africa.”
He said the one-mile chairty walk in the Lodge Avenue park was important for the children to take part in because it showed them the importance of sacrifice and reminded them of the struggles of those less fortunate.