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OMWO donates for Integration of Syrian Refugee Children

November 24, 2016 | By | More

Ottawa Muslim Women Organization donates $6000 in support of the integration of Syrian Refugee children in the Canadian Society

On November 29, 2016, 2pm at OCDSB, 133 Greenbank Road, OMWO will present $6000 donation cheque to the following schools, identified by OCDSB as the highest needs schools with the largest refugee student population. Each of these schools received between 30-50 Syrian students:

  • Charles H Hulse Public School (Bank and Alta Vista)
  • Blossom Park Public School (Bank St and Conroy rd))
  • Henry Munro Middle School (Montreal rd at Ogilvie)

The $6000 donation cheque will be presented at the board office at 133 Greenbank Road to the Principals of the three schools along with their trustees and superintendents. The donation amount ($2000 for each school) consists of partially zakat money entrusted to OMWO as well as an amount donated by OMWO.

The donation is meant to facilitate the transition of Syrian Refugee kids into the main stream Canadian society while at the same time preserving their cultural values. As such, the donation will be used to cover various needs of these Syrian Refugee students including basics such as food, clothing and medical needs along with extras like field trips, Canadian cultural experiences and presentations in the school.

The presentation will be attended by some OMWO board members and Chris McGarvey, the Executive Director of Education Foundation of Ottawa Carleton School Board.

OMWO is a registered charity since September 2001 with a mission to build bridges through charity, friendship, education, outreach and cultural dialogue.

To learn more about OMWO’s work, please visit our Facebook Page or email us at:  omwo2001@gmail.com


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