Rafia Haque

Rafia Haque_bigRafia Haque is currently a second year undergraduate psychology student. Alongside her studies, she has also participated in many other activities. Rafia has been on the Islamic Society for the past two years and is currently the Vice President.  Isoc is an extremely active society and requires time and commitment. This current academic year, she is also sitting on the mosque management committee. She, along with Sheikh Mohsin and a few other volunteers have successfully planned two Mosque open days which have been covered by the Evening Post.

Rafia is very involved with volunteering and strives to better the lives of others. She is a co-founder of a volunteer group in Swansea called Swansea Donates. They have worked with many charities to run local events in Swansea to raise emergency funds for war torn countries such as Syria, Palestine and for Eritrean Refugees, raising over £20,000 in just over one year.  Rafia is currently the Women’s Lead for the Swansea working group for the national organisation MEND (Muslim Engagement & Development) which works to engage the Muslim community and tackle Islamophobia. Rafia has recently joined the Discovery charity at Swansea University and is looking forward to getting involved.

Alongside her voluntary commitments, Rafia is a voluntary teaching assistant at a weekly Islamic studies and Quran organisation called Iqra Academy.  She works hard to balance all this around being a young married housewife.