One of the 5 pillars of Islam is charity, and that’s why this year we were most grateful when ISOC were given the opportunity to organise charity week.
AGGS were part of over 200 institutions which were taking part in an annual charity week led by Islamic relief.
This years theme was ‘Superheroes’ with the tag line ‘unite our powers’ which acts as a metaphor for the real life heroes struggling against the forces of poverty, injustice and disunity across the world. We can proudly say that we joined the growing movement of fundraising to help many individuals worldwide.
We had an array of fundraising events which took place through the course of one week; On the first day we had an international food sale in which members of ISOC brought in food to represent different countries. On the second day we set up a cake sale in which we had a large selection of cupcakes and biscuits on offer including a cake kindly donated by a restaurant. On the penultimate day, a giant Kahoot quiz game was organised in the main hall in which Everyman Cinema tickets were up for grabs. Finally, the last day consisted of henna designs being tattooed onto students.
All the money raised will go towards providing critical healthcare and education in countries such as Niger and Sudan. We had a very successful charity week and are grateful for all the donations received by students.
Written by Mariam S, Y13