MaP student Mohammed Ali Hussain (4J) is a Karate enthusiast, who, through The Waheeda Project, has shared his skills with underprivileged boys in Botswana. He recently travelled to Cameroon for the Union Federation of African Karate Championships, where he won a Gold award for Team Kata. The team won a total of seven medals, surpassing their goal of bringing home four medals.
”The feeling of standing on the podium was incredible and unforgettable but when I heard Fatshe Leno La Rona, the Botswana National Anthem, my heart melted and I got emotional. The feeling of receiving a prize for my country is inexplicable,” said Mohammed.
”The Waheeda Project is a youth empowerment programme that aims to provide young men and boys with life skills, as well as introduce them to inspirational youth, such as Mohammed. The Waheeda Project currently works with eight boys at the Hajee Goolam Mustapha (HGM) Children’s Home in Bontleng. Mohammed visited the home to teach the boys the basics of Karate. He treated them with love and respect; he encouraged and inspired them. The boys enjoyed their time with Mohammed and were overwhelmed when he gave them parting gifts, which comprised of things they need. Mohammed is an example of what youth today should aspire to be: skilled, humble, and respectful, with a strong sense of philanthropy. We wish him every success in his future endeavours and we look forward to the next time he visits us.”
~ Dr Noorain Lottering, Co-Founder, The Waheeda Project