Our very own Mr Saleh was invited to represent Al Siraat College at an Eid event hosted by the Bachar Houli Cup and Leadership Program.
Amongst other members of parliament, footy and other celebrities, the Eid event was also attended by the Honourable Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia who announced that the government will be awarding the Bachar Houli Cup/Acadamy Program with fundings of $625,000.
Mr Turnbull can be quoted as follows:
"(...) Now I’m delighted to be here to announce the government’s continued support for the Bachar Houli Cup and Leadership Program. And I want to wish everyone here and all those in the wider Australian Muslim community a joyful Eid-al-Fitr.
Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It’s a month of spiritual reflection, forgiveness and compassion. By fasting, through acts of charity, Muslims take time in Ramadan to remember those in our community who are less fortunate.
Celebrations like this one today and all those around the nation remind us of our success as a multicultural society. (...)
We’ll be increasing our support of the Bachar Houli Program in 2017/18 with an additional grant, $625,000, continuing our strong support. It will expand the Cup and leadership programs to include Muslim women and girls. That is of course consistent with the AFL’s great leadership, the AFLW."