Singaporean Ustadh Zahid aims to raise $32,000 for Syrian refugees by walking 32km
Syrian refugees fleeing the conflict in their country needs to walk thousands of miles to safety. They pass through Turkey to reach Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and some even to Germany.
This perilous journey that millions of refugees undertake is the inspiration behind Ustadh Muhammad Zahid’s initiative to raise $32,000 by walking 32 kilometres on his 32nd birthday this coming 14 March 2016.
A humanitarian worker and beloved teacher to many in Singapore, Ustadh Zahid has been involved in many fundraising and humanitarian work in several countries. He has also personally been to Gevgelija, a town at the border of Greece to provide winter necessities for the Syrian refugees coming through.
“Their journey is long, they have to face challenges like the biting cold and sleeping uncomfortably. Sometimes their shoes give way and sometimes they lack food,” Ustadh Zahid says.
During his 32km walk, Ustadh Zahid intends to share his experiences meeting with the Syrian refugees, and to raise awareness about their plight and especially their journey.
The fundraiser is called #MakeTheWalk and will run for 7 days towards 14 March 2016. The donations will be given to BAPA Relief, a local organisation that does humanitarian work.
On his Facebook page, Ustadh Zahid explains how you can help:
1. Share the story and hashtag
2. Share the page and hashtag
3. Donate any amount individually
4. Donate any amount in groups
5. I will be conducting the walk alone however, if you would like to initiate your own fundraising initiative, contact us for collaboration opportunities!
Powered by: Muslim Youth Forum Singapore
Official Beneficiary: BAPA Relief of bapa.org.sg
How to Donate:
1. Cash, Nets and Cheque payments at:
Kembangan Court, No.5 Jalan Masjid #01-15 Singapore 418924
Mon – Fri: 10am – 6pm
Sat n Sun: 10am – 4pm
We wish him all the best and hope he meets and exceeds the amount inshaAllah!
Ameera is the Editor of MuzlimBuzz.sg, a chronic reader and a news junkie.