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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Mogamat Tasrieq Gordon: a young man with a big heart

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21-year-old Mogamat Tasrieq Gordon was born and raised in Bonteheuwel, one of the most impoverished areas within the Western Cape. His family couldn’t afford his school fees so he had to work. Despite having his own problems to deal with, Tasrieq wanted to help others in need so in May 2015 he joined the Muslim Hands volunteer team.

He became actively involved in many projects and campaigns in and around Cape Town including Jumuah collections, clothing distributions and Iftars.
His enthusiasm and passion for helping his community was soon picked up by the local media and he was even interviewed on Cape Town radio station, Voice of the Cape, about his work with Muslim hands.
Presenter, Ayesha Laatoe, was impressed with Tasrieq’s compassion and zest for life and overwhelmed by the fact that a young man coming from an impoverished background could put his own problems aside and dedicate himself to assisting the poor and needy in his community.

Due to his heartwarming personality and passion for reaching out to humanity by uplifting and brightening their spirits despite their challenging circumstances and obstacles that they find themselves in, Tasrieq had a knack for putting smiles on people’s faces and leaving them with happiness, joy and heartwarming memories to last a lifetime.

Muslim Hands ZA

Established in 1996, Muslim Hands SA NPC is an aid agency and NGO aiming to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. It is a branch of Muslim Hands UK established in 1993 in Nottingham.