Ref: CHB/HB/033/15                                                                                 

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER – PART 4

The last article in the Autism Spectrum disorder series explores the common myths and misconceptions the general population has on autism.

It is important to clear up any myths /misconceptions - not only so that your perception of autism is not clouded by them hence reducing the social stigma, but also so that you can debunk these myths when other people say them to you.

This lack of understanding can make it difficult for people on the autism spectrum to have their condition recognized and to access the support they need. Misconceptions can lead to some people who have autism feeling isolated and alone. In extreme cases, it can also lead to abuse and bullying.  

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AFED YOUTH CAMP MOSHI 2015

The AFED Youth Camp Moshi 2015 was held from 1st to 10th April 2015. On 29th March, the AYN Chairman, an AYN Committee Member and a mentor arrived at Moshi to start the ground work. They were later joined by Alhaj Muhsin Dharamsi from Bhavnagar, India – who served at the camp as a teacher and guide, and Alhaj Shabbirhussein Khalfan a resource from CBG of AFED, who helped at the camp as a facilitator and teacher – who arrived on the 30th to assist with the preparations.

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Ref: AF/PRESS/2015/53                                                                   





The Africa Federation (AFED) delegation led by the Chairman, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi accompanied by the Vice Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi, the Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan and Chairman of AFED Tabligh Board (AFTAB) Seyed Hassan Naqvi made a two days’ visit to Bujumbura Jamaat in Burundi from 5th to 6th March, 2015, after enlightening visits to Kinshasa and Lubumbashi Jamaats in DRC.  
 
This was the first visit by the present AFED office bearers to Bujumbura.

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Ref: AF/PRESS/2015/52                                                                    




The Africa Federation (AFED) delegation led by the Chairman, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi who was accompanied by the Vice Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi, the Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan and Chairman of AFED Tabligh Board (AFTAB) Seyed Hassan Naqvi visited Lubumbashi Jamaat from 3rd to 4th March, 2015, after visiting Kinshasa.
 
Prior to this official visit, the AFED Chairman had visited Lubumbashi Jamaat twice; in the year 2012 and 2014 and met with the office bearers of the Jamaat and the community members there.

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WOMEN’S HEALTH SCREENING AND AWARENESS PROGRAM - MOSHI

The Central Health Board and the Africa Federation Women’s Board organized their second Women’s Health Awareness screening in Moshi on Sunday, 29th March 2015. This was in line with the aim of the ongoing campaign in order to raise health awareness in the women of our community and promote the culture of regular health checkups in the members of our community.

The screening involved checking of Random Blood Glucose (RBG) and Blood Pressure together with special screenings for Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer this time carried out by Dr. Khadija Said who accompanied the team to Moshi. Before the screening program, Dr. Khadija took some time to share general health tips with the women.

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Ref: CHB/HB/032/15                                                                                   

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER – PART 3

This week CHB health bulletin explores how you can help your child and yourself cope with the diagnosis of Autism.
 
We’re waiting to hear from you. Do you have a child that suffers from Autism? A family friend? A relative?  This can help others.
 
Tell us your experiences, confidentiality shall be strictly abided by.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/135/15                     


The following program has been planned for the 76th Supreme Council Session of the Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat to be held in Mombasa, Kenya.



Aunali Khalfan
Hon Secretary

MARHUM ALHAJ MOHAMEDJAFFER SHERIFF DEWJI JAMAL

An Exemplary Icon – A Renowned Visionary and A Religious Scholar

Introduction:

The settlement of Indians in Zanzibar gained momentum between 1840 and 1860’s when Sultan Seyyid Said transferred his capital from Muscat to Zanzibar.  This was further assisted by improved travelling facilities between India and East Africa.  Apart from Khojas, Bohra, Memon, Kumbhar, Cutchi Bhadala, Bhatia, Lohana, Shah and various other Muslim and Hindu communities made their way to Zanzibar.  They also included a small segment of Parsi.  By the 1870’s there was at least one Hindu temple in Zanzibar with its characteristic pointed tower and various Mosques built by Indian Muslims of Sunni and Shia sects.

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CIRCULAR NO: JMT/134/15                                                    

MOON FORECAST – RAJAB 1436 A.H.

The forecast for the Crescent of 1st Rajab 1436 A.H. is as follows: - (Please note that the forecast is based for Dar-es-Salaam and all timings are D’Salaam local time, other towns in the West should make necessary adjustments depending upon the time of sunset).
 
The birth of the Astronomical New Moon is at 9.58 p.m. on Saturday 18th April 2015 i.e. 28th Jamadi ul Aakhar 1436 A.H.
 
On Sunday 19th April 2015 the age of the New Moon after the Sun has set is:

Sunset 6.20 p.m.
Crescent age of Sunset     20 hours 23 minutes    
Moonset 7.05 p.m.
Time Duration 45 minutes
Crescent Elongation at Sunset    10.57 degrees
Moon Altitude at Sunset 09.48 degrees

SIGHTING IS POSSIBLE

The best time to observe the crescent is when the sun is 5 degrees below the horizon at 6.37 p.m., when the crescent will be quite low on the horizon 14 degrees North of West, 3 degrees North of where the sun had set.
 
EXPECT 1st RAJAB 1436 AH ON MONDAY 20TH APRIL 2015
 
 
Secretariat

Ref: AF/PR/2015/51                                                                                                    


 

Africa Federation (AFED) delegation led by the Chairman, Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi and accompanied by the Vice Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi, the Hon. Secretary, Alhaj Aunali Khalfan and Chairman of AFED Tabligh Board (AFTAB) Seyed Hassan Naqvi visited Kinshasa Jamaat from 1st to 3rd March, 2015, this being the first visit to Kinshasa by the present AFED office bearers. Prior to this, Alhaj Mohamed Dhirani and Marhum Zulfikar Khimji visited Kinshasa.

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Ref: CHB/HB/031/15                                                                                  

This week CHB health bulletin explores the causes and treatment for children diagnosed with Autism.
 
We’re waiting to hear from you. Do you have a child that suffers from Autism? A family friend? A relative? Tell us your experiences.

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