As UNICEF Young Ambassadors past and present, these incredible young people have come together this Ramadan for a bigger purpose.
Find out why this holy month of Ramadan is such an important time to give, reflect and to come together as a community, no matter who you are or what your beliefs.
But first, what is Ramadan?
Hawa: Ramadan marks the holiest time of the year for Muslims all around the globe, with millions of people coming together to fast (abstaining from food, water, and other activities during daylight hours) to practice spiritual reflection for 29-30 days.
To a person that does not belong to the Islamic faith, this concept of fasting can seem bizarre – what can be so appealing about refraining from food and drink from dusk to dawn?
The true essence of Ramadan is centered around personal reflection, selflessness, and care for the community. Muslims observing Ramadan are encouraged to have a simple ‘iftar’ (the meal to break your fast). Whatever your lifestyle may have been prior to the holy month, Ramadan provides the opportunity for you to turn away from mindless consumerism and shift towards living in a meaningful, reflective, and sustainable manner.