I was so glad to also read that she was the founder of the Algerian British connection (ABC) charity.
I wish I could work for a charity, I researched this ABC association many times and longed to volunteer with them but my blog (amongst other things) keeps me busy
Any Algerian out there involved with a charity or an NGO?
Mrs (or Dr. should I say) Hamitouche is a well-respected and admired member of the community, and she's been in the charity and political arena for long (btw, she's with the labour party). The last time I spoke to her, she was looking for people to teach Arabic to children, so I guess she's still involved with ABC in some capacity.ReplyDelete
Another charity that I can think of is the Algerian Relief (http://www.algerianrelief.org/Algerian_Relief/Welcome.html and on FB), which has wider goals and is involved in a number of social initiatives in the UK and in Algeria. Interestingly, they are the ones who helped organise the Eid festival in Trafalgar Square in the last few years (I guess this is also news to you)
I believe that around and outside London there are also numerous community-based islamic centres where education support is provided to children.
Besides, there are small but professional country or region-specific groups that organise fund-raising events to support children and their families. And finally, there are individual initiatives by people who have their lives divided between Algeria and the UK, and are trying to relieve some of the poverty and illiteracy of population out there.
Great add, thank you Ikosium.ReplyDelete
Update: I have found the ABC and met with Ms. hamitouche and even donated to her association ( not saying what cos that would be telling) ...ReplyDelete
Great work out there from a number of Algerisn associations that are very active here in the UK.