2018 Iftar Dinner – Melbourne
On June 2018, our Melbourne branch has held its fourth annual iftar.
Vic State Manager Ali Goru made the opening speech of the event which was held at Serenity Reception Centre. Emphasised on the importance of sharing, Goru underlined the fact that if there is help available to needy, then it will be possible to restore peace and harmony at that location.
Sirius College Eastmeadows Girls campus teacher Elif Nur Karaosmanoglu and 4 students shared their experiences about their trip to Cambodia and their distribution of Ramadan food packs and iftar dinner. Later, Atilla Ergi, CEO of Serenity Foundation, took stage and explained the difference between pity and empathy and our inner instinct to help. Last, Hume Councilor Naim Kurt addressed the audience and expressed the significance of helping to the needy.
Throughout the evening, the mood was positive and the event ended with presentation of certificates to donors.