11 March 2022
Human Appeal Australia hosted 30th Anniversary Celebration and its 15th Year 12 Muslim
Achievement Awards in five cities across Australia.
Two big weekends for Human Appeal Australia (HAA) nationwide. The charity organisation has
celebrated its 30th Anniversary Celebration and hosted its 15th Year 12 Muslim Achievement
Awards in five cities across Australia.
The 30th anniversary celebration presented the 30 years’ history of improving the lives of so many
disadvantaged people around the world. The events included an engaging program raising
awareness about HAA’s mission featuring prominent speakers and international guests.
Imam Mufti Menk, the much-loved nasheed artist Mesut Kurtis – and comedian Preacher Moss
participated in the celebratory occasion.
The events were successful in highlighting the achievements of Human Appeal’s 30 years as a
charity organisation, and for celebrating the Year 12 Muslim Achievement for the 15th year. An
incredible 396 students were awarded nationwide.
In conjunction with the 30th anniversary HAA hosted its 15th Year 12 Muslim Achievement
Awards acknowledging the outstanding achievements of HSC students who received an ATAR of
90% and above, recognising their hard work and dedication. Each student was awarded with a
certificate of appreciation and valuable gift. Simultaneously on a national level in Sydney,
Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.
Starting with Adelaide on Saturday the 26th February, 19 students were awarded at the Fulham
Gardens, The Grand Ballroom. The ceremony began with acknowledging the traditional owners of
the land and Quran recitation by Sheikh Riad Al Rifa’i. Branch Manager of Human Appeal’s
Adelaide office, Ali Kadir welcomed guests, acknowledging the high achievers and outlining the
work Human Appeal Australia has been doing for the past 30 years, locally and overseas. The Hon.
Jing Lee MLC, The Assistant Minister to the Premier of South Australia spoke on Ethics of
Success. Other speakers included Sheikh Abdul Salam Alim and Dr Hani Abul Khair, Principal of
Followed by the event in Perth on the 27th of February in the prestigious Duxton Hotel. 30 students
awarded accompanied by their families and a number of community leaders and dignitaries which
included: Honourable Mayor of Gosnells Terresa Lynes; Cr. Sara Saberi – Councillor of Canning;
Mr. Ibrahim Latheef Strategic Advisor WA Police Force; Mr. Abdullah Khan CEP and Executive
Principle of AIC and Dr. Rateb Jneid-President of AFIC.
This night was truly a night of celebration where high achievers, community leaders, and politicians
celebrated the achievement of amazing students
On the 4th of March, another weekend of celebration started in Brisbane honouring 48 students.
Despite heavy rain and wind, the event was well received by the attendees, where they were
accompanied by an engaging program, led by the Masrur Alam and Nishat Siddique (students High
Achievers) as the MC of the night. The program included speeches by some of the VIP guests,
which included Senator Paul Scar, Chair of Economics Legislation Committee; James Martin, MP
Member for Stretton and Br. Habib Jamal, ICQ President. Beny Bol, OAM, The President of the
Queensland African Communities Council was also amongst the guests to congratulate the students.
“I’d like to take this moment to send my thoughts & prayers to the victims of the flooding here in
Queensland. Just yesterday I was with the Human Appeal team in Brisbane where we coordinated
with local authorities to help clean the affected homes in the suburb of Oxley in Western Brisbane
and provided food hampers to the victims of the floods.
All of our success would not have been possible without the grace of Allah (SWT) and then you, our beloved community. What made this a
reality is the strong bonds we have built over the last 3 decades with our mosques, schools,
community organizations and local businesses. However, most importantly it was thanks to you, our
incredible donors and volunteers. Your sacrifice & generosity is highly appreciated and I ask that
you may find the best of rewards in this life & the hereafter.” -said Director of Human Appeal
Australia Bashar Al-Jamal.
On Saturday the 5th of March 2022, the event took place in Melbourne at Ultima Function Centre
and was attended by students, members of the community, politicians, school principals, businesses
and family members. 86 Students were awarded certificates of recognition and were gifted iPads.
The ceremony was opened with the amazing recitation of the Quran by Dr Hayssam Rifai Imam
from the Australian Islamic Centre. Human Appeal Australia’s Victorian Branch Manager Rabih
Baytie welcomed guests then various speeches were delivered by Ms Cindy McLeish, MP Member
for Eildon; Mohamed Mohideen, Vice-president of the Islamic Council of Victoria, on behalf of
Vivienne Nguyenn, Victorian Multicultural Commission Chairperson; Prof Akhtar Kalam, the
chairman of MCCA; Islamic Council of Victoria’s President Adel Salman. Mr Adam Bandt, MP
and Leader of the Australian Greens, gave his speech about his appreciation of Human Appeal
“A really amazing result of 30 years of Human Appeal Australia, it is something to be celebrated
and marked. We owe you a huge debt of thanks as well as congratulations because of the work you
have done over these three decades. The support you have provided to people through really
difficult circumstances, including through bushfires and floods. It makes a huge difference. We see
it and we acknowledge it and we really, really do appreciate it.”
All guests absolutely loved the performance and remarks of the Comedian Preacher Moss, amongst
applause and laughter, the guests also sang along to much loved nasheeds with artist Mesut Kurtis’s
unique talent shining through every performance.The night was enjoyed and appreciated by many,
with a parent of one of the awarded students writing to Human Appeal Australia to express the
family’s gratitude “Thank you for organising and setting up a wonderful event. It was very
humbling to reflect on the massive efforts Human Appeal Australia have channelled so much
towards helping the wider community locally and overseas.”
On Sunday the 6th of March guests and students enjoyed a wonderful celebration awards ceremony
at the Waterview in Bicentennial Park, in Sydney, where an incredible 213 students were awarded
on the night. Students were honoured for their hard work, awarded certificates of recognition and
were gifted 9th generation iPads. The night included an engaging program raising awareness about
HAA’s mission featuring prominent speakers and international guests.
Imam Mufti Ismail Menk,
the leading global Islamic scholar & motivational speaker sent the video message with warm wishes
for all year 12 achievers and guests. During the events, Nasheed artist Mesut Kurtis from
Macedonia performed several nasheeds, which prompted a massive sing-a-long from the guests.
The audience absolutely loved the hilarious stand-up comedian from Houston – USA Preacher
Moss. Various respected members of the community, politicians, school principals, businesses and
family members attended ceremonies in the five cities.
MC’d by Omar Al-Jamal, the 30th Anniversary Celebration Gala Dinner was opened with
an Acknowledgement of traditional owners of the land, Indigenous performance and the heartwarming recitation of the Quran by Sheikh Khaled Zrayka.
Human Appeal Australia’s Director, Bashar Al-Jamal welcomed guests then various speeches were
delivered by Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, the Grand Mufti of Australia; The Hon. Tony Burke,
Federal Member for Watson; The Hon. Clr Philip Ruddock AO, Mayor of Hornsby Shire; the
member for Lakemba Mr Jihad Dib, MP; Sheikh Shadi Alsuleiman, president of the Australian
National Imams Council (ANIC); Dr Intaj Ali Director of Education Al-Faisal College; Amira Zaki
from Tender Loving Care Disability Services and Students Sara Karem (99.95 ATAR) & Jad
Motassam (99.90 ATAR) Ms Wendy Lindsay, MP Member for East Hills was also amongst the
guests, congratulated the students and acknowledged the 30 years of Human Appeal Australia’s
local and international charity work and services to the community.
HAA is proud of students’ achievements and pleased to continue supporting Australian generations
who will benefit the country and the world
This event would not have been possible without our generous sponsors, who have always believed
in Human Appeal’s mission and vision, by giving their utmost support to the annual Year 12
Muslim Achievement Awards. Thank you to the generous businesses and organisations who
continue to support this iconic event.
Human Appeal Australia would like to congratulate all the Year 12 students of 2021 for their
success and wish them all the best in the near future.
“For 30 years, we have strived to make a difference in the lives of those in need. We have been able
to grow this organization from raising $25,000 in Sydney in 1991 to a nationwide network with
offices in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane & Perth with total donations amounting to $261 million
throughout the 30 years.
This has taken many forms whether it be the countless hot meals we’ve
cooked, the numerous food parcels we’ve provided, the thousands of water wells that we have built,
the thousands of orphans whose education we have sponsored, the dozens of hospitals we’ve
supplied with equipment and medicine as well as the thousands of refugee families we’ve provided
Whilst we have worked abroad, we have also worked at home, here in Australia. By
supporting our fellow citizens in times of need, whether it be droughts, floods, bushfires or isolation
during lockdown; we have always been there. What made this a reality is the strong bonds we have
built over the last 3 decades with our mosques, schools, community organizations and local
businesses. However most importantly, it was thanks to you, our incredible donors and volunteers,
we were able to help so many disadvantaged people around the world” said Bashar Al-Jamal,
Director of Human Appeal Australia
A big thank you to all of Human Appeal Australia’s donors, volunteers and supporters for your
dedication to making a positive impact in the world. Your generosity has been vital to creating a
better future and your support has made all the difference as we continue to tackle the most pressing
global challenges. Thank you for being with us on the road to goodness…
Human Appeal Australia,
30 years of humanity actioned, and always with you on the road to goodness…