This month, Urban Alliance teamed up with Fasting 5k to support a new program, aimed at engaging Muslim youth with local government. Fasting 5K is a grassroots organization that aims to create a network of communities that walk/run for one cause through the spirit of fasting, running and charitable giving during the month of Ramadan. Since its inception, Fasting 5K has raised over $140,000.00 for youth causes across a dozen cities!
For the 2017 Toronto event, Fasting 5K was able to raise close to $7000. Funds will support Dawanet’s Muslim Leadership Development Program to place Muslim youth in fellowship programs with municipal and provincial offices to train these youth to serve their communities and Canadian society to the best of their abilities. This fellowship will provide youth with the training they need to develop their professional skills as public servants while serving their communities and Canadian society to the best of their abilities. These Fellows will then be places in paid internship opportunities working for municipal and provincial officials’ offices for a full training experience.
UARR Board member