Alhamdulillah the 2 Braille Qurans and 8 books of Juz 30 of the Quran have been received by our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan. Thank you to brother Wasiqullah Naseri of the Kabul school for the Blind for distributing the holy books to the blind Muslim community in Afghanistan.
Alhamdulillah we completed the 5th Quran memorization competition for all blind people in Gaza. This year 40 people took part and memorized Surah Al AnAam. The winners were:
First: Sabreen Hamdi Munia
Second :Heba Majed El Safadi
third : Khulod Awn Muhaisin
Fourth : Iman Nasir Faraj
Fifth: Itaf Younus Bader
First place : Wael Mohammad Jumaa
Second : Shaban Mohammad Rehan
Third : Ahmad Mahmoud Khalafallah
Fourth : Mahmoud Nahid El Masri
Fifth : Mahmoud Yahia Juhaish
It is tough for Gazans to live under seige and occupation, more so for the disabled. As part of our efforts to promote the reading of the Quran in Braille, Alfitrah Foundation holds an annual Quran memorisation competition for the blind in Gaza . We advertised on the radio , social media and through NGOs and universities that work with the blind. We started with surah alBaqarah in 2015, and this year the competitors need to memorise Surah al-An'Aam. 40 people took part , young and old from all over Gaza. As always our partners in Gaza are Dar Alquraan AL Kriam and Viva Palestina Malaysia
Alhamdulillah this September we have started classes to teach people how-to read the Holy Quran in braille. The teacher is ustazah Halimah who is very experienced and currently volunteers teaching kids the Quran in braille at the government school for the visually impaired in Batu Road .
AlFitrah foundation gifted a refreshable Braille display and a brailler to two visually impaired students who have just joined sixth form at St Johns institution . Hanafi and Daniel were the top students last year in the SPM exams at Setapak High School for the Blind.
Hanafi's story is very moving, he lost his mother two months after losing his vision to glaucoma at the age of 16. As a result of losing all sight , he had to move to a new school and spend two years learning Braille before being able to sit for the SPM exams . Daniel became his best friend who helped him learn Braille and they both achieved 7A's in the SPM exams last year.
Daniel had requested for the Braille Me machine which is a portable Braille note taker and allows him to print out lessons from class in Braille and share them with the other Blind students in class . May Allah bless them with a successful future .