Solidarity Walk at Arusha Organized by Kilimeru Sports of Arusha
Sunday the 7th July 2013 was a cold day but the 49 participants, young and old braved the cold weather of Arusha, simply out of love and devotion towards the noble cause of participating in the AFED Solidarity Day Charity Walk, also this was the first of its kind in the history of the Arusha Jamaat, and it is always a privilege to be counted as the pioneers.
Transport was available from the mosque to the Jaffery Academy, which was the starting point of the Walk. The start was scheduled for 10 AM the Walk started at 10.30 AM, the Resident Maulana recited Dua before the start for the success of the 3.8 km Walk.
In the group of Walkers was the President of our Jamaat, Alhajj Ghullamhussein Mukhtar, as always setting a good example for the youths and the volunteers. The Resident Maulana Sheikh Noorul Hasan also participated in the Charity Walk.
The route was charted out by Sharib Bhimani, and it was tough because of the terrain, but then all were determined to finish the Walk. The Walkers were from age 6 to age 78 and there was also someone who could not have walked because of health reasons but Habibbhai Abdulrahim insisted on going in the Ambulance which followed the Walkers. The walk was well supervised and credit must go to the volunteers of Arusha Jamaat.
The Walk took 1 hour 10 minutes and all were happy to have taken part and be recorded as the charter walkers of the event. After the walk it was found out that the walk was 4.1 km.
Refreshments and snacks were served after a long Walk, curtsey of Kilimeru Sports, with the cold weather of Arusha, hot tea and coffee would go well, suggestion for the next year’s Walk, Insha’allah.
It was also agreed that this should be an Annual event for the AFED Solidarity Day and that Ladies should be involved. We thank Allah (SWT) for a successful Walk, all ended well.
The amount collected during the walk is Tshs: 2,787,000/- towards the AFED Solidarity Day Fund. We thank all who attended this walk.
Thank you to all the participants, well-wishers and donors for making this Charity Walk a great success, May Allah (SWT) increase in your tawfeeqat and grant you all good health and longevity of life, Ameen.
Kilimeru Sports of Arusha
KSI Jamaat – Arusha