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The Foundation publishes its Annual Impact Report

In line with the Foundation’s commitment to transparency and continuous improvement, we are delighted to publish our first Impact Report. The Impact Report, which covers the calendar year 2020, sets out the impact that the Foundation’s work has made in respect of its three over-arching strategic priorities of: Promoting strong and cohesive communities Enabling young … Continued

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Annual Report 2019/2020 published

The Foundation is delighted to publish its Annual Report and accounts for the financial year 2019/20.

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COSARAF funds Ghusal (washing and shrouding) parlour for Kenya masjid

The Foundation is pleased to have been able to support the building of this essential provision at the masjid.

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Foundation CEO Jonathan Freeman recognised with an MBE for services to charity

Jonathan Freeman, the Foundation’s CEO (Interim) has been recognised in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List with an MBE for services to charity. Under his leadership, Jonathan has helped the Foundation to develop a powerful new strategy focussed on building strong and cohesive communities, enabling young people to reach their potential and empowering … Continued

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Foundation announces support for leading schools enterprise programme in Pakistan

The Foundation is delighted to announce its support for the Enterprise Challenge Pakistan programme, in a new partnership with The Prince’s Trust International.

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Foundation trustee and care sector business leader Farouq Sheikh awarded OBE for services to specialist social care

The Foundation is delighted that founder trustee Farouq Sheikh has been awarded an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for his work in specialist social care in the business sector, as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s birthday honours list. Farouq Sheikh founded CareTech with his brother Haroon Sheikh in … Continued

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Success of student supported at Africa’s leading STEM-focused academy for girls

Providing support for women and girls to engage with STEM education is one of the central pillars for creating a sustainable future for Africa.

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COSARAF Foundation announces hardship fund for Muslim undergraduate home students in financial difficulties

Research shows that “access to Russell Group universities is far from ‘fair’ for those from poorer backgrounds and those from certain ethnic minorities.” This matters for reasons of fairness and equity but also because of the importance of higher education to social mobility and to integration. As the Social Mobility Commission’s recent report argued, “Inequitable … Continued

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COSARAF Foundation Ramadan Projects 2020

This year Ramadan coincided with the COVID outbreak. We identified a range of risks and worked with local partners to design new delivery mechanisms. As a Foundation, COSARAF continued to help thousands across the world; feeding the fasting and transforming lives for the better.

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Guest blog: COVID, Character, Community and Cricket in Kenya

The Foundation’s partners at the East Africa Character Development Trust (EACDT) in Kenya have been swift to react to the Coronavirus pandemic, using their inspiring character development programme as inspiration for their new approach.  Below, EACDT trustee David Waters writes about how this great charity has responded. If you wish to support EACDT’s COVID Emergency … Continued

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The Foundation publishes its first Impact Report

In line with the Foundation’s commitment to transparency and continuous improvement, we are delighted to publish our first Impact Report. The Impact Report, which covers the financial year 2018/19, sets out the impact that the Foundation’s work has made in respect of its three over-arching strategic priorities of: Promoting strong and cohesive communities Enabling young … Continued

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Ramadan Fund 2020 Projects

The Foundation is delighted to be able to announce the projects it is supporting through its Ramadan Fund this year. With the global COVID19 pandemic affecting so many vulnerable communities, a number of the Foundation’s Ramadan projects this year have been responding to calls from areas particularly badly affected.

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Responding to the Coronavirus pandemic

The Foundation has felt honoured to be in a position to support response activities either for new projects directly related to the Coronovirus pandemic or to protect existing programmes.

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Annual Report 2018/2019 published

The Foundation is delighted to publish its Annual Report and accounts for the financial year 2018/19.

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The Foundation’s response to COVID-19

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COSARAF Foundation tackling period poverty, as part of wider support for Shamakha Foundation in Mombasa, Kenya.

Period poverty is a global issue affecting women and girls who don’t have access to safe, hygienic sanitary products, and/or who are unable to manage their periods with dignity, sometimes due to community stigma and sanction.

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Supporting Hertfordshire Community Foundation’s Children’s Fund

During Ramadan 2019 the COSARAF Foundation was pleased to make a donation to the Hertfordshire Community Foundation’s Children’s Fund.  Almost one year on the Foundation is pleased to see the difference our grant has made to people’s lives locally.

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Sheikh Family History – Part 2

In line with the Foundation’s wider support of nurturing young talent, we were able to commission International Journalism Masters Student, Kathleen Farmilo to support the professional team commissioned to write the history of Caretech plc and the history of the Sheikh family. In the second of a series of blogs, Kathleen shares what she has … Continued

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Sheikh Family History

In line with the Foundations wider support of nurturing young talent we were able to agree with CareTech plc to commission two books, written by International Journalism Masters Student, Kathleen Farmilo, on the history of Caretech plc and the history of the Sheikh family. In the first of a series of blogs Kathleen explains her … Continued

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State of the art new tech at Ealing School helps children with autism improve communication skills

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Foundation agrees new grant to award-winning youth charity to boost youth employability

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Warwick in Africa education programme comes to Kenya thanks to COSARAF Foundation

• University of Warwick to bring its tried and tested educational project, Warwick in Africa, to Kenya thanks to the COSARAF Foundation • Warwick in Africa combines student volunteering and peer-led teacher training • Since 2006 Warwick in Africa has worked with 600,000 learners and 5,000 teachers in sub-Saharan Africa, helping to raise standards in … Continued

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Foundation partners with City University, The Sun and The Mirror for new journalism diversity scholarship

Alongside the Randeree Charitable Trust, the COSARAF Foundation is delighted to be partnering with City, University of London’s Department of Journalism to offer a pair of postgraduate scholarships for the 2019/20 academic year.  The Widening Media Diversity Scholarships will cover full tuition fees for a one-year journalism master’s degree at City, up to a maximum … Continued

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COSARAF Foundation has made a significant contribution towards the establishment of a Centre for Islamic Higher Education in North London.

The donation supports the provision of Islamic Higher education for youngsters who leave schools and Madrasas to progress in Islamic Higher Education. The Centre will be developed by the Sri Lankan Muslim Cultural Centre (UK) which has a successful mosque in Harrow and who have experience of delivering Islamic education within the local community. In … Continued

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