Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Religious schools organizing for the Walk Against Hunger

The Walk Against Hunger has always drawn participants from a variety of faith communities ... churches, synagogues, religious schools, and for the last few years a large contingent from the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut.  This year, we're please to hear about the efforts of Madina Academy to support the Walk.

Located in Windsor, Connecticut, Madina Academy has been encouraging its students to give back to the community and to those less fortunate.  The school motto:  “We raise children.  Higher.”  is demonstrated in the efforts and positive attitudes of the school’s students, faculty, and staff.  The students of Madina Academy’s Upper School have been especially eager to participate in this year’s Walk Against Hunger, as they work to raise $2,000.  The students were deeply affected by the idea that right near their own school, hunger was a real issue that is faced even by members of their own age group.  Rayyan, a ninth grade student, shared that he felt that as Muslims, the students should be committed to supporting their neighbors and those who are in need.  The students have been organizing various fundraisers including a cupcake sale and a raffle.  They have also been promoting the Walk around the school, speaking with younger grades about the importance of helping others and the significance of the Walk Against Hunger.  This year the school will be walking with the Muslims Against Hunger team from the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut.

PHOTO:  From left:
Girls:  Aden, Usra, Aasiya
Boys:  Rayyan, Haarith, Shakeel
Not Pictured:  Hamna, Haya

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