[Noor Khan | Contributing Writer]
Mankind Mission is a unique charity organisation which gives students the opportunity to volunteer. Safwa, a law student, founded the organisation in the academic year 2013/2014.
This year marked Mankind Mission’s first Freshers’ Fair and speaking to Safwa, the former leader, we got her insight as to how it went. She said the Freshers’ Fair was a success for Mankind Mission as they received approximately 140 sign-ups from volunteers.
“Some people were really interested in the upcoming events such as sponge-throwing and the Harry Potter movie night,” Safwa said.
Safwa also spoke about how she felt handing her project over to the new team leader Iqra and the new committee members: “There was quite mixture of feeling at first doubt that others might not perform as well.”
After building Mankind Mission with ‘so much passion and dedication’, she expressed concerns that she didn’t want it to be jeopardised. She felt that letting go of Mankind Mission and for it to just end would have been a shame so she recruited second year students to replace the committee.
“I definitely made the right choice,” she said. “The new team is passionate in promoting voluntary and charitable work.”
Later Iqra, the new team leader of Mankind Mission, gave a brief insight as to what Mankind Mission is all about and their mains aims.
“The main aims are raising awareness not only about volunteering but also about disaster struck countries,” Iqra said. The student-led organisation, “enables students to be passionate about helping others.”
Iqra also answered questions on her responsibility and how she found handling the team at the Freshers’ Fair: “It wasn’t easy. I had to think about a lot of things. All in all it was a great day and I couldn’t have done it without the rest of my team.”
At the Freshers’ Fair Mankind Mission decided to ask the students which charities they wanted to raise money for and the top three were; Red Cross, Cancer Research and WWF.
If you’re interested in joining or volunteering contact the team on the following: