Students from Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School presented a £20,000 donation from Tauheedul Relief Trust to the Mo Farah Foundation
Elham Asaad Buaras
Tauheedul Relief Trust and Mo Farah Foundation have joined forces in aid of empowering young people in Somalia.
The alliance between the education charity and the foundation setup by British Olympic hero Mo Farah will support schools in Somalia with resources, books, furniture, meals and health initiatives.
The partnership was officially launched on February 10 at the Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School in Blackburn where students presented a £20,000 donation to the Mo Farah Foundation by the trust.
Explaining the significance of the partnership Farah, who is of Somali descent, said: “Being able to reach more children through education is key to ensuring we really do improve lives and by cementing this partnership the Mo Farah Foundation and Tauheedul Relief Trust will be doing just that.”
Vice Chair of the Tauheedul Trust, Mo Isap, said: “At Tauheedul, we are passionate about making a difference to the lives of children through education. Our partnership with Mo Farah Foundation is underpinned by a vision of more children in Somalia attending school and having all the opportunities that this brings. The programme to support schools is an example of how our partnership will raise the aspirations of thousands of children and young people in Somalia.”
Chief Operating Officer of the Mo Farah Foundation, Diana Nell, said: “The Mo Farah Foundation is dedicated to improving lives with the aim of promoting self sufficiency and stability. In compliment to our pre-existing projects in the areas of agriculture, healthcare and water and sanitation, we are delighted to be expanding on our educational programme with the support of Tauheedul Relief Trust which we believe is core to delivering our aims of supporting those who need it most.”