Many of KCD’s Muslim students celebrated Ramadan by giving back to their community. Hadey Chaker ’21, Mahmoud Kutmah ’21, Younis Kutmah ’25, Ameer Maya ’21, Seleen Maya ’24, and Youssef Saad ’21 have stepped up as leaders in the community by serving families in need. Many of these families have lost their jobs and are in a serious financial dilemma due to COVID-19. Working alongside the Guiding Lights Center and Alpha Urgent Care, these students helped raise money, buy groceries, and deliver items to over 650 families who have been impacted negatively by the pandemic.
Ameer Maya spent nearly 90 hours working on this project. During this time, he realized how great the need was in the community. “Something I learned from this experience was the high need of support that refugees demand due to their language barrier and limited access to available resources,” he said. “This experience has motivated me to invest more time in helping them.”
Mahmood Kutmah said that he is motivated to invest more in his community due to this experience. “My service reminded me that I should give back to my community whenever I can. The biggest lesson I learned is that—especially during a crisis like we are in now—if you are healthy enough and have the time, you should use it to help others in need.”
We applaud these students for their selfless work. Thank you for showing the community what being a Bearcat is all about: a citizen, scholar, and steward!
Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 85-acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.