Hope for Pakistan 2018 gala is a success. Shahid Afridi Foundation, in partnership with Islamic Relief Canada hosted 750+ community members to raise funds for a great cause!

We are sincerely grateful to all the sponsors, partners, volunteers and attendees for their support to raise funds for the Sahibzada Fazal Rehman Charity Hospital in Pakistan — click here to learn more. 

Special thanks to all our generous sponsors.

 

Families of Virtue Community Breakfast Program for Low-income Kids in Brampton

Another charity project funded by Shahid Afridi Foundation Canada

Families of Virtue (FOV) is a non-profit grassroots organization, providing healthy eating, family and education programs to support low-income families in a high-risk neighbourhood in Brampton.

In 2009, FOV introduced a community breakfast program to cater to children in the Knightsbridge and Kingcross communities. Initially the breakfast program served 10 kids. In time, its numbers increased up to 60 children in the area.

The program was used to be funded, at first by Region of Peel, and following by United Way of Peel Region. A few years ago the funders pulled out of the program based on new investment strategies and revised criteria, which resulted in FOV shutting down the program due to lack of funding.

In early 2018, Martin Singh a businessman, politician and community activist, connected two key stakeholders Doris Nketia, Founder and Executive Director of FOV; and Filiz Ozmisir, Vice President of Shahid Afridi Foundation’s Canadian Chapter. Sharing a lot of common values and goals, the two charities clicked immediately.

Thanks to a grant from Shahid Afridi Foundation Canada, FOV has reopened the breakfast program which dozens of children depend on. Most of the kids in the area did not have breakfast before going to school because their parents couldn’t afford.

Now the program is back in full gear, these kids no longer have to go to school with a hungry stomach. FOV’s fridges are now full with nutritious ingredients. The volunteers are back to the kitchen, preparing and serving fresh breakfast before kids go to school, as well as packing lunch for kids who cannot afford. 

To make a donation to Families of Virtue, please visit:
familiesofvirtue.org

 
 
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Thank you Canada.

Shahid Afridi, Hope for Pakistan Tour 2018 has been a success.

Canadians from all ages and genders came forward to support our healthcare initiative, Sahibzada Fazal Rehman Charity Hospital in Pakistan. In 2017, your donations turned into medical treatment for 25,000 patients living in the surrounding rural areas of Kohat. Thanks to your continued support, and Islamic Relief Canada’s strong partnership, we will be able to sustain our medical operations to help thousands of underprivileged members of the community for many more years to come. Together we are #HopeNotOut.

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From Left to Right:  Fariha Khan,  Member of Board of Directors, Islamic Relief Canada;  Faisal Yousuf,  President, Shahid Afridi Foundation Canada;  Zaid Al-Rawni,  CEO, Islamic Relief Canada;  Filiz Ozmisir,  Executive Vice President, Shahid Afridi Foundation Canada

From Left to Right: Fariha Khan, Member of Board of Directors, Islamic Relief Canada; Faisal Yousuf, President, Shahid Afridi Foundation Canada; Zaid Al-Rawni, CEO, Islamic Relief Canada; Filiz Ozmisir, Executive Vice President, Shahid Afridi Foundation Canada

 

Shahid Afridi Foundation signs MoU with Islamic Relief Canada

Shahid Afridi Foundation officially launched its Canadian Chapter on March 17, 2018 at a private function in Toronto. The launch also marked the official Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony with Islamic Relief Canada.

Amongst the attendees were the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship; Kamal Khera the Member of Parliament for Brampton West and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue; and Raj Grewal the Member of Parliament for Brampton East. Several community leaders, business owners, members of the media, and influencers were also present and joined in the celebration.

At the end of the ceremony, Islamic Relief Canada, in partnership with Shahid Afridi Foundation, revealed the dates for Hope for Pakistan — a fundraising tour to support Shahid Afridi Foundation’s no-cost primary health care initiatives in rural areas of Pakistan. It was announced that the celebrity athlete and philanthropist Shahid Afridi will be hosted in the fundraising tour, visiting Toronto, Montreal, Saskatoon, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Fort McMurray and Winnipeg between April 20-29, 2018. All proceeds of the tour will go towards supporting the Sahibzada Fazal Rehman Charity Hospital in Kohat, Pakistan.