It is not far from the truth when I say that I was excited but at the same time worried about my trip, whether it would be as rewarding as I had envisioned. The holy land we were headed to awaited me.
Posted on Tue, 2015-03-31 11:24
The Umoja games were established in 2012 after recognising that our Shia community were in need for a platform where members can compete, foster brotherhood, and build goodwill across borders and generations. Umoja games take place annually circulating throughout the North American continent with hundreds of participants of all ages. Due to the success of the games several new brackets were introduced to accommodate younger participants, and a women's tournament was debuted. Umoja games plan to develop and increase in participation for all tournament brackets for the year 2015. Find out more about the games and how to participate at www.umojagames.org.
In December 2013, the N2K Team, a group of youth from London (UK) walked from the Holy City of Najaf to the land of Karbala during Arbaeen 1435 to raise funds for The World Federation’s ‘Community Upliftment Project in Northeast Kenya’.
Rear Admiral Alex Burton, Commander United Kingdom Maritime Forces & Rear Admiral Surface Ships, accompanied by other Royal Navy personnel visited Al Mahdi Centre.