I still cry today
walashe: I cried when you passed away. I still cry today. Although I love you dearly, I couldn’t make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke my heart to prove to me he only takes the best. Farah M. Adam , even in my joy I am always thinking about you , and wishing you were here to share this.
Walashe: Art for Afya - my Bengenge experience →
walashe: Art for Afya is an ingenious event created by the Afya Kenya Foundation and is held every last weekend of the month. This is not only a platform for artists to perform but proceeds of this amazing night go towards activities planned for by The Afya Kenya Foundation. In support of Safara Trust…
Garissa-A Journey to Truth
Garissa. Where do I begin this tale of love at first sight between a forgotten people and myself? This story began a few weeks back when the Afya Kenya Foundation and Safara Trust came together with the firm resolve to break into previously unchartered territory for both organizations. Nasri and Cornelius, the Founders of the Safara Trust, and I, share a lot of beliefs; a firm belief in people,...
“We Got Balls” Initiative – Garissa Edition
When I got a request to do a football donation trip to Garissa, I didn’t know what to expect. Garissa is a town I’d never visited before and the only thing I knew about it was that it could get pretty hot out there. So once again the “We Got Balls’ initiative decided to rally support from friends and family to fund the purchase of football kits. Donations were made and the kit was bought and then...
Keeping the memories Alive , Captain Farah M Adam →
a wish, a dream *The Matagala Story*
Barely a year ago, the residents of this sparsely populated settlement close to Bura town used a semi-permament mud structure that was falling apart as a mosque (they predominantly profess to the Islamic faith). This pitifully dilapidated edifice summed up the living standards in the area that by any measure would be considered deplorable. Safara Trust with the help of well-wishers set out...
Making every bit count
Two months ago , we begun to ask friends through facebook, twitter and random phone calls to donate clothes and things they did not need around the house for those less fortunate. The response was so positive that this past week, we realised we would no longer have room to store it all. The need for these things was not hundreds of Kilometers away but within Nairobi itself. Through a friend...
Deeds without sincerity are like a traveler who carries in his water-jug dirt....– ~Ibnul Qayyim –(rahimahullaah)
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said “No wealth diminishes through...– [Hadith - Muslim] (via walashe)
a wish, a dream *The Bilbil story*
This is a typical classroom in Bilbil Primary School in Bura, a school exemplifying the educational situation in most of North Eastern Province as well as parts of Coastal Province in Kenya. There is a failure in the education system in these areas with poor performances in national examinations becoming synonymous with schools from the region. Three problem areas in the education system in...
A wish, A dream
‘I wish to go to high school on the year of 2013’. A simple yet powerful phrase scribbled on the blackboard in both lower and upper case letters speaks volumes tagging on one’s heartstrings. Just above it in neat teacher’s handwriting is a description and list of advantages of limestone that was part of a Geography lesson. The statement, however, overshadows everything else and...
You have inspired many and Farah’s memory lives on. I am glad to be part...– Lavender Wanjiru, a lady with alot of heart, last year, volunteered at a fair with a huge banner “in memory of Farah”
what's the point
The reason we set up the trust is basically to remind ourselves of Farah and what he believed and the kind of person that he was, everyone who knew him, he was their best friend and every girl probably thought she was the one, he just had that spirit that made everyone around him feel utterly special at any one time. After he passed and we felt the love that everyone brought into our home and...
the reason behind the creation of Safara Trust
the pleasantries of death
In a few days, 21 to be exact, Captain Farah Mohamed Adam will have been dead for two years. I want to use the words that I should, at peace or at rest, but death is not pleasant so I will skip the pleasantries. After a death, we are reminded of our mortality. Promises are whispered of things that shall be done, sins to be forgiven and life left to live. Death is sometimes the best thing that...