Last Monday, 18th April was the anniversary of the passing of Year 10 student, Zaynab Bhula. Some of her friends met in the school Training Suite to mark the date , share some stories and we then went to Preston Cemetery to lay some flowers on Zaynab’s grave.
As a school, we have done a number of things to commemorate Zaynab’s life. One of those was an appeal for donations to a fund which was set up in Zaynab’s name to pay for the drilling of wells in communities for whom fresh, clean, safe water is a luxury, not a right.
Through the amazing generosity of students, families and staff, a fund was raised to create NINE wells in western Pakistan and I have recently received images of these wells in operation. It is heart-warming to think that Zaynab’s name lives on, not just within our community, but also in these places where the money donated in her name is being put to such good use. Thank you to everyone who contributed to Zaynab’s friendship circle, to Year 11 parent Mr Mohammed Nakhuda for his guidance and advice and to Mr Ali Nakhuda for helping liaise with the Children of Adam charity who carried out the well drilling operations.
Zaynab’s was a life cut much too short, a real tragedy, but I hope the good that has come out of the work done in her name can be some small comfort to her friends and family.
ِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
To Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return.