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16 October 2020

Our Weekly Update: Global Handwashing Day, School Gifts + more!

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Asalamu Alaykum!

There's a lot that goes on at Muslim Hands behind the scenes, so here's an insight into some of the amazing work our teams have been up to during the past week!

This week marked Global Handwashing Day 2020 on the 15th of October. This year was more important than ever due to the increased focus on hygiene due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. And our teams in Pakistan celebrated it with children across many of our schools such as our Lahore and Bhera schools.

The Prophet (saw) said, 'When anyone amongst you wakes up from sleep, he should wash his hands three times before putting it in the utensil, for he does not know where his hand was during the night'. [Muslim] This reflects the importance of hygiene education, which provides long term development within needy communities. 

Furthermore, 110 Recreational and sports kits were distributed amongst our schools, allowing children to enjoy new play equipment and develop in their extra-curricular activities. It's important for all children in our school to develop beyond just academic education, as sports itself plays an important factor in their physical and mental wellbeing.

Have a look at some of the key images from this week:

Our teachers ensuring children are fully equipped with how to clean their hands properly to stop the spread of diseases.
Our school in Lahore found an interactive way to get the children involved in an entertaining way!
The Prophet (saw) said, 'Cleanliness is half of your faith'. [Muslim]
Your water wells benefit entire communities with clean water! This prevents the spread of waterborne diseases and as you can see, brings about the biggest smiles!
Work in progress as more wells are built!
Our team in Wazirabad are ensuring regular maintenance of water filtration plants. This is one located in a specialist cardiology hospital in Wazirabad Alhamdulilah.
Sports kits are being distributed, such as footballs which will provide new opportunities to the next generation!
Happy Children!
Thank you for all your support!
Muslim Hands France distributed 250 food parcels to internally displaced people in a Yemeni camp, this helped provide food to 1750 people thanks to your donations!
Alhamdulilah the Al-Habeilain water well in Yemen is nearly ready!
Our Yemeni medical clinics are Alhamdulilah helping to save lives, all because of your du'as.

If you'd like to see more of the work we've been up to around the globe, then do check out our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

May Allah (swt) reward you all for your support and mercy, our work is only possible through your du'as and donations!


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Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.