Mirrabooka: Stirling Youth Advocates and Balcatta SHS students raise funds to repair Masjid Al-Taqwa Mosque

(L-R) Balcatta Senior High School Principal Helen Maitland, Suhasi Patel, Imam Moegamat Davids, Joshua Barron & Mayor Mark Irwin. Photo: Michael Gill
(L-R) Balcatta Senior High School Principal Helen Maitland, Suhasi Patel, Imam Moegamat Davids, Joshua Barron & Mayor Mark Irwin. Photo: Michael Gill

STIRLING Youth Advocates (SYA) and Balcatta Senior High School hosted fundraising events this month to help repair the Masjid Al-Taqwa Mosque in Mirrabooka, after it was set on fire in August.

The suspected arson happened outside the mosque on Boyare Avenue on August 26.

SYA members Suhasi Patel and Joshua Barron raised $280 from a bake sale held at the City of Stirling’s main administration building.

Balcatta SHS also held a music talenteshow where they gathered $73 towards the repair work.

The SYA members and Balcatta SHS principal Helen Maitland presented a cheque to mosque member Imam Moegamat Davids on September 20.

Mayor Mark Irwin said the unfortunate incident helped strengthen bonds across the community.

“I think it’s inspiring that this group of young people has made such an effort to support others,” he said.

Young people who are interested to join the SYA can email familyservices@stirling.wa.gov.au or call the City on 9205 8555.