Thursday 22nd April saw staff and learners from across Preston’s College participate in one day of fasting in support of the Sadaqah Foundation; a small charity who work to provide fruit and vegetable carts to those most in need in India and Pakistan.
Many colleagues and learners at Preston’s College are currently undertaking fasting as part of Ramadan, one of the holiest months in the Islamic calendar.
Ramadan is a time when Muslims are encouraged to give to charity, strengthen their relationship with God and show kindness and patience. In relation to charitable impact, Curriculum Leader for Business, Law, Accounting and Public Services, Kamran Ahmed,invited all staff and learners to participate in one day of fasting, with all those who participated making a contribution to the charity. Staff and learners, also had the opportunity to just provide a donation.
Commenting Kamran said:
“Today has shown an amazing effort from colleagues across the college. I and other Muslim colleagues are really proud of each person that has taken part in the fast. Being such a diverse college, I feel it is important to understand each other’s values and beliefs and today has also provided an opportunity to bring the college community together, which is great in the current circumstances. The money raised today will go towards buying fruit carts for poor families in India and Pakistan. This support the families both now and in the future and is in place of providing a one-off monetary donation, which could eventually run out.”