The Dawoodi Bohra community in Bahrain joined efforts with The Indian Community Relief fund (ICRF) for the latter’s ‘Thirst-Quenchers’ program with an aim to provide respite and help to thousands of construction workers toiling in the scorching heat.
‘Every Saturday for the last 12 weeks, workers at different work sites are provided with bottled water and fruit, shared Zulfikar Ali of the Dawoodi Bohra community in Bahrain and a volunteer of Project Rise.’ So far the ICRF initiative has served over 3000 workers.
‘On the special occasions like Eid al-Adha and the Indian Independence Day, biryani and packed lunch were also distributed to these worker,’ he added
In response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, volunteers of ICRF Thirst-Quenchers have also distributed reusable face marks and antibacterial soaps along with educational flyers that outline measures to fight against the disease.
The last event of Summer 2020, was held at a site in Diyar Al Muharraq which served over 600 workers.