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09 October 2020

Our Weekly Update: World teacher's day, Earthquake tributes & 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 has been a busy one as all our schools in Pakistan have finally re-opened for the new academic year after being closed since March due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. They have taken precautions through social distancing within school premises, hand-washing stations and encouraging students to wear face masks. We pray for their health and safety and pray these children, many of whom are orphans you are sponsoring, go on to do amazing things.

Alhamdulilah our teams in Pakistan have also been implementing WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) training and implementing WASH facilities such as water wells in 12 districts within Punjab. This is alongside commemorating and remembering those who lost their lives in the Pakistan earthquake on 8th October 2005. 

And our teams in Niger have been continuing their amazing flood response and providing hot meals to those who have been affected, only possible through your generosity and support. Let's take a look at some pictures and see what else our teams have been up to:

Our children return back to schools, with social distancing being enforced as they work on separate desks with face masks.
Children excited to be back with their 'Welcome Back' signs!
On October 5th World Teacher's Day was celebrated to celebrate our teachers who do so much for the next generation. The role of the teacher is often undermined as they do much more than just teach, they inspire, they care for the children, they listen and encompass a loving role.
Regular COVID testing taking place in our schools to ensure the safety of the children.
Our team in Rawalakot, Kashmir distributed school kits during National Disaster Awareness day on October 8th.
Our team in Karachi took part in a tribute for victims of the Pakistan Earthquake which took place on 8th October 2005. Muslim Hands arranged an exhibition stall to display the view of multiple projects and share the work they have been up to.
‘The Messenger of Allah (saw) was asked, “Which charity is best?” He replied, “[Providing] water”’. [Abu Dawud] Alhamdulilah our teams have been completing your amazing water wells!
Food distributions to families affected by the floods in Niger.
Here are some students of our Muslim Hands computer and technical college, funded by Schneider who were visited by the country director. They shared their success stories, about how these vocational opportunities provide them with the skills to begin new jobs and change their lives and those of their families.

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.