Young Newham muslims clean up community
PUBLISHED: 12:30 02 October 2011
Young muslims from Newham took to the streets on the anniversary of 9/11 with brooms and litter-pickers to take part in a community clean up project.
Young Muslims from Newham took to the streets with brooms and litter pickers to take part in a community clean-up project.
The young people aged between 14 and 18 covered two miles on a Sunday afternoon from the edgle of Newham’s borough boundary at Bromley-by-Bow to the end of Roman Road market.
It was the brainchild of Bangladeshi charity Proshanti, with Anthony Silkoff and Rizwan Hussain from the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. Anthony, 24, said: “It was fantastic to speak to so many local people about our project; shoppers were delighted to see 11 teenagers volunteering their Sunday afternooon for this.”
The teens, also raised over £270 from passers-by and local businesses impressed with their efforts.
The money will fund a Proshanti maternal health project in Bangladesh.
Rizwan, 26, said: “There was a real feeling of community spirit. Local businesses were willing to support these young people in their efforts to do something positive in the community.”
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