Winnipeg's Muslim community supports international Muslim students by providing them with meals when they break the fast during Ramadan. Thanks to this initiative, during Ramadan, University of Saint-Boniface students meet every evening after prayer at the Étienne Gaboury student center to share the Iftar meal.
Mohamed Osnou Yobouet, a student originally from Ivory Coast, shows his appreciation for this opportunity for socialization offered to him during Ramadan. “It's not the same as doing it alone”, he admits. “It's a great feeling, as if we were still in the country, with family, with friends, in a group”, he maintains.
Mohamad Jumaily, owner of the Mr. Calzone halal restaurant chain in Winnipeg is one of the Muslim restaurateurs who are participating in the initiative, offering support to a growing segment of his Winnipeg community.
“The Muslim community in Winnipeg is growing, there are refugees, students, people in need who are without family here”, he said. So as a Muslim restaurateur, I feel that it is part of my responsibility to help”.
In addition to its community support, Mr. Calzone offers a unique franchise opportunity in the halal food segment, as the first restaurant specializing exclusively in calzone.
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With information from Radjaa Abdelsadok
Source : https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1968076/iftar-musulmans-universite-islam-manitoba-generosite (Le Téléjournal Manitoba)