The ICV proudly supported and sponsored the Ararat Mosque Fundraising Dinner on Saturday 16th April 2016.
The evening was attended by over 300 people from various communities including the local Ararat Christian communities who raised and donated $7000.
Prof Akhtar Kalam was the entertaining Fundraiser who raised over $120,000 via donations and auction of goods.
Br Junaid Cheema, ICV VP, MC’ed the evening which hosted speeches from AIWA oresident Altaf Hussein, Sheikh Abdul Azim, ICV president Bayram Aktepe, Inga Peulich MLC – Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Louise Staley, State MP for Ripon, Fr. Andrew Hayes from Ararat Catholic Church, Cr. Fay Hull of Ararat Rural City Council, Cr Intaj Khan from Wyndham City Council, Levent Ozgurler from Orphan Aid and nasheeds from Sheikh Rashid.
The total estimated cost for the completion of the project is around $360,000. We pray the local community of Ararat can realise the opening of their Mosque very soon. May Allah (swt) reward all those who have contributed and supported this most important project