12th May marks the end of Ramadan with Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the fast, after a month of fasting during daylight hours.
Many of our volunteers and participants are currently celebrating Ramadan!
As fasting takes place during the day, we adjust our programmes and plan activities which take into consideration these special days, allowing us to acknowledge and embrace different cultures, and to respect each other's beliefs. Across our centres we have been preparing hot take-away evening meals and have continued providing food packs. Included in the packs are dried dates, a common fruit that is often popularly eaten to break the fast at sunset and nutritious meals prepared in our kitchen at Mastic Campus.
We are very lucky to have such a diverse international team from different countries and cultures, living and working together. When we celebrate each other's holidays and religions, it brings us closer together. It creates the feeling of unity which should be the baseline for the better and more inclusive society we are striving for.
We would like to celebrate and share with you this special occasion for many, endorsing understanding on what is important for others, and therefore, for all of us. In order to continue seeking the change we want to see in ourselves, let’s start by wishing blessed holidays (eid mubarak) to our participants and volunteers celebrating.