Monday, June 4, 2012

NEW Bake Sale Video

We have had quite a few bake sales in the past, alhamdulillah, and have raised a lot of money from them for our wells. But, we have never before posted a video or many pictures from these bake sales. This video is a tribute to those people who live around the country and around the world and have not had the opportunity to attend one of our bake sales. Maybe you will see why we always look forward to this monthly event after you see the video!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

NEW Video - No Help - Introduction to the Upcoming Bake Sale

This 13-minute movie features two main characters who go through two separate, but similar, stories.  While 11-year-old Aarib detests the fact that his younger brother Aadil is constantly asking him for help, 11-year-old Zeynep has the same issue with her sister Hana Rana.  Meanwhile, we get glimpses of what to expect at the upcoming bake sale on Saturday.  Watch the video to find out how Aarib and Zeynep learn to help others out...if they ever do.





Come to our bake sale on Saturday, June 2nd.  We will have fun games and delicious food from 5 to 9pm, insha Allah.  Have dinner with us!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Video - Ad for Rose Pens and Stems!

Awesome duct-tape roses and long-stemmed duct-tape roses!  Help support the Well Project!
Watch the video to learn more.


Friday, May 4, 2012

NEW Come to Our Bake Sale Video - Spending in the Way of Allah

This humorous ten minute video follows the story of a young girl, Reahaam, who has just earned $100 as a prize for winning a school competition.  When she meets her friend, she eagerly relates her experience at the awards ceremony where the governor gave her a prize.  Happy for Reahaam, yet concerned for how she might misuse her money, her friends try to encourage her to donate some of her money.  Reahaam is first reluctant to part with her money, but after hearing stories of her friends' siblings and cousins who sacrificed their money in hopes of gaining rewards from Allah, she begins to have second thoughts.  Throughout the video, Reahaam learns of hadiths and ayahs from the Qur'an about generous and greedy people.  Watch this video to find out what happens.

Also learn about our upcoming bake sale.  Come on Tuesday to help us build wells for thirsty people in Africa!

SPECIAL at the end of the video: BLOOPERS
This video also shows some of the funny bloopers/mess-up scenes we had as we made the movie.

Enjoy!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Winning Video - Come to Our Bake Sale

Based on results from our recent voting poll, the video 'Come to Our Bake Sale' is crowned the winner.

If you haven't already watched this video, check it out here:



http://usayouthwellproject.blogspot.com/2012/02/new-video-come-to-our-bake-sale-movie.html

If you haven't voted in this poll, keep checking our site so that you can vote for our next voting poll!

Fiction Story of a Village Receiving Aid from a Well

This is a story I wrote towards the beginning of our project.  It is fiction, but thousands of Africans are experiencing these similar situations as the Zakat Foundation of America builds more wells throughout the continent.

Friendship Well

Quiet moans drifted into my ear from the corner of the room, waking me out of my restless slumber.  I carefully climbed out of my scratchy cot and tip-toed passed my 9-year-old brother Hamza and my 7-year-old brother Khalid.  They looked cute curled up on their cots, their chests going up and down with each breath.

            Away from my cot and my brothers’ cots, I knelt down beside my baby sister Amina’s rocker and gently rocked it back and forth.  She stopped moaning and looked up at me with large, longing eyes.  I smiled down at her and sadly stroked her thin wisps of brown hair.  
            A doctor had visited our village last week and had told us that Amina had the first signs of a life-threatening disease.  He informed us that the water we drank was definitely the cause and we should stop drinking that water immediately.  When he said this, I remembered my daily trips to the stream a half mile away from our house.  Every morning, I’d walk along the dusty path to the stream with my best friend Abdullah and a few other village boys.  I remembered looking down into the murky brown stream waters and wishing we had cleaner water.  I didn’t want to go home and give my siblings this dirty water to drink.  I knew it would be bad for their health.  But we didn’t have any other water. I knew that many village children had died because of drinking this water, but there was no other water to drink.
            Thinking of all this, I bent down and kissed Amina’s forehead.  I made du’a to Allah to save my little sister.  I thought of all the people around the world who had so much water that they took for granted.  My friend Abdullah told me so many stories his grandfather told him about people around the world who get endless supplies of fresh, clean water.  
            As I thought about this, I felt upset with those people who took all they had for granted.  I wondered if they ever thought about us.  I thought, ‘Do people know that we don’t have clean water to drink here in Somalia?’  Do they know that children and babies are dying every day because they don’t have clean water to drink?  Do they even care to know?’
          
More coming soon...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!

Even though every day is Earth Day, everyone should be extra kind to the Earth today.

One way to be kind to the Earth is to donate to our Well Project Team so we can build more water wells in Africa.

You can also consider playing outside all day instead of staying inside playing in the computer.  Today is Sunday.

Extra Special Update on Earth Day!
During a trip to Syracuse (in upstate New York), where all my siblings and I were born, we got $200 for our 7th Well.  Thank You Khalu!!


Saturday, April 21, 2012

NEW Thank You Video for Wells # 3, 4, 5, 6

Jazak Allahu Khairan everyone who helped us raise money for Wells 3, 4, 5, and 6!!
Please watch the following video.
Enjoy!


Not Finshed

Many Many Years Ago In Africa......
Mom I'm really thirsty 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Always

I will always write here on the blog. I will always try to write a post here on the blog to convince you to donate or come and join our well group!   :)

Why because I LOVE WRITING POSTS HERE ON THE BLOG!!! When ever u want me to write comment what days to write (wishes everyday vote wins)
GIVE ME ideas to write on the comments if you like me writing them here as well as i do please do.

13

This is my 13 post! I'm kinda running out of ideas because i think of them my self only someone of it.
So please if u can post some ideas below for me that i didn't do yet! Thank You

Our Goal

Please donate or join the well group because for our 100 well goal before the end of 2012. It lets 1000 families drink from it.Which is 6000 people!! Can u think that much people not dying from only 1 well! We already built 2 of them! We finished 6 of them. We're on our 7th well now! That a lot right from only donating and from our well group.                        :)

Fun

I say the well group is really fun! We always do awesome and cool activities. I bet if u came u would like it and think it fun because i do. I mean like i'm saying join the real cool awesome fun well group! I'll bet u'll thank me for saying it (not really) but yea.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Built Wells

The well group raising money for the well gets built in Africa. If one well is built in Africa (which 2 wells we raised got built there) 1000 families can drink form it which is 6000 people! We're Trying to build and raise money for wells in Africa Before 2013. So please help us by donating or joining our well group.

Vote for Your Favorite Video!

Scroll down on the left of our site and vote for your favorite video.  If you haven't seen all our videos, check the 'archive' or click on 'older posts'.  There are nine videos for you to choose from.

Hurry and vote now because the poll closes on April 25th at 6PM.  Insha Allah, then, the winning video or videos will be crowned 'Favorite Video of the Month'.

Spread the word about our voting poll to encourage your friends and family to vote for their favorite videos,too!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Donate why?

WHY DO WE SAY DONATE NOW? HERE'S THE ANSWERS BELOW

. First we do fun activities to fund-raise like, do videos bake sales parties, and more!

. Second  people don't have enough money to buy a house like ours!

. Last but not least they don't have food and clean water


That's Why We Say Donate Now


I said Three Things I Hope That Helped You!


The End!


Till Next Time


Bye 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hard

Its hard for the people in Africa.

Why?
Because
These
Reasoens
First, Hard to find food and water
2nd, They die from hotness

Saturday, April 14, 2012

An Effort to Gain Reward - 2nd Well

Check out our new video!

Why?

Why do we help people in Africa?

. First are poor

. bad homes

. hot weather

. hard to find clean water


. need water

. and last off all they need food

That why we help people in Africa!

Join our team now!




Friday, April 13, 2012

Difference

Here in USA we get water and food easily.Well them, it might be easy to find it in a village in Somalia were you live. But, waiting in a line might be long in the hot it will make it worse. Us we don't have to wait in a long line in hot weather. We just walk or drive to the shop get and go, it's so easy for us. Its not so easy for them maybe. These's a huge difference, can u see the difference?


                                      HUGE DIFFERENCE  

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A Young Girl In Africa

"Really! exclaimed Khadija." "Yes really that why we were 


over night to help built it. said mom and dad." 0h i thought i 


just couldn't see you guys, explained Khadija." "So can we go 


to the well then to get water? asked Khadija" "Okay lets go 


and get water, replied mom and dad." 




  AND THEY LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER


                               THE END

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Young Girl In Africa

This Morning....

"Is there a well yet?" asked Khadija. "No not yet," said Mom.

"Well ok but I'm dying from thirst!" exclaimed Khadija.

Later That Day....

"I think Im gonna faint!" cried Khadija. "Don't worry. You won't faint," spoke mom.
"Well I feel like I will," mentioned Khadija.

That night... Khadija couldn't find her parents

"Where are my parents?" screamed Khadija.

"Oh well. I think it's just hard to see them. Then I'll go sleep," said Khadija"

"Zzz," snored Khadija.


Next Morning... Khadija found her parents

"There's a well in our village!" grinned mom and dad.


TO BE CONTINUED......!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Story About a Boy in Africa

A Story About a Boy in Africa
By Yusuf and Huda Kose

"Mama, I want food,” said an African boy named Muhammad who could barely talk because of his hunger.

"We don't have food, "said Muhammad's mom.

"But...,"said Muhammad who was interrupted by his dad.

"Guess what, some kids raised enough money to make a well!"said his dad.

"Who gave it?" said Muhammad's mom who was surprised.

"A group of youth in Delaware, USA decided to raise money to make wells in Africa and they raised 5 wells so far and one is built in our village and another is being built somewhere else. The another ones are not built yet!"said Muhammad’s dad.

"I am going to help make it!" he said as he ran out of their tent.

"Muhammad, we can get clean water in a few days!" said Muhammad's mom.

Two weeks later.........................................................

I can't wait to drink clean water!"said people who were in line to get water for their families and themselves.

There was Muhammad waiting in line jumping to get clean water. He was so excited he didn't even notice that he almost fell down.

Muhammad is not a real person, but lots of other kids like Muhammad live in Africa. Please help these kids by donating!


Cinquain and 5 reasons why Africa is dying

Africa                                                                     One reason = Dying from thirst and hunger
is dying                                                               2nd  reason = It's a poor country                                                                    
help them now                                                            Third reason = Don't have money maybe a liltle         they need water and                                                     4th reason = Its hot there in Africa
food                                                                              5th reason = its not like here in USA
             Up there                                                                          
                                                                                                          Up there

 That was my Cinquain
                                                                                             That was my 5 reasons to help Africa















                                                             

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Poem About Water

This is a poem I wrote about water a few years ago.  It reminded me of how important it is for us to build many more wells in Africa, insha Allah.


I am asked, “What’s your favorite drink?”
I don’t even stop to think.

The answer is very plain to see,
It’s the drink that strengthens you and me.

I simply love water!

Don’t think I’m silly, it’s very true,
If we didn’t have water, what would we do?

Really, without water what would life be?
Nothing at all because it’s needed by you and me

Water is special,
It’s very crucial

Something that helps me be strong
I could drink it all day long!

It also quenches my thirst,
Without water, I’d feel like I’d burst!

All foods need water to cook,
Just take a look in a cookbook!

In water is where I bathe and shower,
It seems to give me some kind of power.

Now I hope you realize
For me to love water is in fact very wise!
Oh, I simply love water!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Successful Day at Oasis Cafe!

Today, after Jumuah prayer, the Delaware Youth Well Project Team set up a table in front of Oasis Cafe halal market to describe our project to others.  Being the first day of spring break for most of us, and our only free day of the week for the rest of us, standing outside for a number of hours during our very precious day was a big sacrifice.  However, we hoped that Allah would reward us for our sacrifice and that people in Africa would benefit because of what we did.

The experience was also fun.  The weather wasn't hot.  Instead, there was a nice cool breeze that occasionally (more like every two minutes!) blew our flyers and posters into the street.  But we learned an important lesson: Always bring duct tape to events of this sort!

We also enjoyed talking with our friends and eating candy on the beautiful, cool April day.  Taking advantage of this outdoors opportunity, and knowing that we are also part of the Green Deen Team earth club, we picked up some litter that we found on the sidewalk and street.  There were still lots more trash, however, and we wondered why people littered our environment so much.

Check out pictures of our adventure below.
Jazak Allahu Khairan everyone who helped out!


Why we should help Africa


We should help Africa because for these reasons...

First, they are dying from thirst and hunger

Second of all, its hot there

Third, there home is not strong

Last but not least, the don't got hardly money or even none!

That why we should help Africa

Sunday, April 1, 2012

NEW Video - News Report About Well Project

The Well Project team made a new video a few days ago but waited until we presented it at the Power of the Youth Zakat Foundation event at DelTech (in Delaware) on Saturday and now we are putting it online.  Enjoy!


Condition in Africa

Condition in Africa is really hard for them, they're dying from thirst and hunger. Its especially hard for babies in Africa! Help them by donating food, raising money for them, and making well there. They would be really happy if people all around the world did that just for them. Then people wouldn't die from thirst or hunger. After everyone around the world did all the those thing i mentioned at the top, everyone would be happy especially babies, children, adults, seniors, and everyone in Africa. So help now for Africa so they don't die from sickness, thirst, and hunger!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

More poems on Africa

Haiku:
While we have water
Others are not so lucky
We should help them out

Cinquain:
Africa
Needs Help
As a group
We can help them
Together

Poems

Africa needs water
Five million or even more are dying from thirst or hunger
Ready to donate yet so they don't die                                <-- Acrostic Poem
I say donate now so they don't die
Come on i say donate now
Africa needs food too so help now by donating


Help Africa now
Give them clean water and food
Help so they don't die                                      ,<<<<--   Renga Poem And Same Tanka Poem
Would you want to die then help   
Them you wouldn't want to die

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Poems about Africa

Haiku:
Africa Needs Help
People Do Not Have Water
Wells Give Clean Water

Acrostic:
All needs to help
For the people who
Really need water, because
It is really dry there
Can we really help?
All we need to do is be committed.

Awesome Updates!

The DE Youth Well Project Team is pleased to announce that our first well has been built in Somalia and hundreds of Somalis are using it right at this moment.  Check out this video to see it!



We are also excited to inform you that we have finished raising money for Well #3 and now have $450 for Well #4.

Why we Need to help Africa

People in Africa need our help. They need our help because they keep on dying because of lack of clean water or no water at all. If we make wells we can help them. If wells are made they will have a source of water. It will also be clean so they wont die because of diseases. Thats why we need to help Africa.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

NEW Well Video - Why Should We Help Africa?

Watch this drama video to find out more about the condition in Africa and why we should help out.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New Well Update!

Alhamdulillah, we are down to only $400 left for Well #3!!  Please help us reach our goal!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

After the Bake Sale

Alhamdulillah, we had a very successful bake sale yesterday.  Lots of people came to buy baked goodies, toys, books, cassettes, stickers, cds, and more.  Many girls enjoyed getting henna. 

We also had a silent auction in which we had a 'Goodie Basket' full of family treats.  Different people bid on the box and the person with the highest bid won the basket. 

The video below shows the announcement of the winner of the silent auction and the Well Project team members counting the money after the bake sale was over.

Jazak Allahu Khairan to everyone who donated/came to our bake sale!!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

~*NEW*~ Video - Come to Our Bake Sale Movie

Check out this new video about our upcoming bake sale!





Our bake sale will be at the Zakat Foundation Delaware Center: 21 Prestbury Square Newark, DE 19713 on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 6-8pm.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Well Project Expanding

With more interest from people from different parts of the US, our Delaware Well Project is expanding.  You might have noticed that now our site name is ZF USA Youth Well Project instead of ZF DE Youth Well Project.

Please support our Corning, New York Youth!

We will most post more information about our new team members in the near future, insha Allah.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

~*NEW*~ Interview Video

Watch this interview with some members of our well team to find out about our experiences during our first well project.


Monday, February 6, 2012

Starting Well #2!


Alhamdulillah, we have successfully raised enough money for Well #1 and are on our way to Well #2.


We only have about $800 left.  Please help us reach our goal!