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On Wednesday, 8 May 2019 AFL hosted Ramadan Iftar dinner for the first time in Melbourne VIC.

The Hon Dan Tehan- Minister for Education and Hass Della CEO – Australian Multicultural Commission were among the attendees. Br. Rabih baytie, Human Appeal Melbourne Branch Manager and the Head of Community Care Amin El-Bureeny from Sydney represented the organisation in the event.

During the event Br. Bachar Houli officially announced Bachar Houli Academy partnership with Human Appeal for the next three years. Human Appeal Australia believes the partnership furthered the organisation’s focus towards the education of the younger generation. According to Human Appeal Australia’s director Bashar Al-Jamal, Human Appeal have established numerous initiatives such as the High Achievers Awards, University Scholarships, Aspiring Leaders Tours and our own Sounds of Light Talent Quest.

HAA through its local division HAA Community Care uses a range of programs to help the local community empower youth and raise awareness of humanitarian work. In line with the Bachar Houli Program, its youth initiatives aim to give young people platforms to realise their potential and contribute to a sense of identity, self-worth, and belonging.

Mr El-Bureeny added that HAA believed all youth had potential and were capable of success.

“Many don’t know how to turn that potential into something productive and beneficial to themselves and others, which is where along with the Bachar Houli Program we can have a profound impact.”

In just five years the Bachar Houli Program has developed a reach of over 35,000 participants.

“As the founder, I am proud to see how much the program has flourished over the years,” Bachar Houli said.

“To have such a fantastic organisation like Human Appeal Australia as the Bachar Houli Program’s official charity partner is extremely exciting. “Together we can ensure that we have a positive impact on everyone that has a touch point with our programs.”

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