In keeping with the Islamic teachings, of being kind to the less fortunate and especially to elders, women and children, the Medinah Foundation of Barbados, recently made a donation of a number of items to the Young Women’s Christian Association’s Breakfast Club. Among the items donated were milk, juices, tuna fish, pancake mix, cooking oil and cornflakes.
Andrea Taylor, the YWCA’s National Breakfast Coordinator and 1st Vice President of the YWCA lauded the Foundation for their donation and urged others to follow. Andrea explained that the mandate of the Breakfast Club is to ensure that those children, who would not have received breakfast at home, could benefit from their contribution at the schools of a healthy breakfast every morning. Now in its fifth year, the breakfast club has seen an increase from 30 children in 2007 to 1,000 in 2012 being served daily.
“We are grateful that the YWCA has given us the opportunity to be a part of this developmental programme and we hope to be of assistance again whenever the need arises. I want to thank my fellow Muslim donors and encourage them to continue giving generously to assist organizations such as the YWCA,” Lakhi added.
The Medinah Foundation of Barbados is a registered charitable organisation in Barbados. Its funds come from within the local Muslim community and are collected during the holy month of RAMADHAN in July to August to help Barbados’ needy.