Executive Team – Project Ramadan

Meet Our Executive Team


My name is Aiysha Hussain, a volunteer executive member with Project Ramadan. I started volunteering with Project Ramadan in 2015 and joined the executive team in 2016 . I started volunteering with Project Ramadan because I wanted to do my part to combat food insecurity as it impacts so many people across Canada. It is very important to help those in need in way we can. I am very fortunate that I am able to positively contribute to the betterment of our community.


My name is Manna and professionally I am a Project Specialist but also an exec member of Project Ramadan. Project Ramadan has taught me what it means to work as a team towards combating a common issue – food insecurity – and the impact our community can have when we work together. I am looking forward to all the amazing things we can accomplish together.


“This is my second year on the Project Ramadan Exec Team. I have previously volunteered with PR in the past and it felt so good to give back to my community that I knew I wanted to play a bigger role in this organization.  As a teacher with the TDSB, I have taught my students about the growing global concern of food insecurity. We’ve come up with ideas on how to help fight against this issue and so being able to now actively play a role in doing that for the Canadian community means a lot. PR has done so much to support local families over the years and I am so proud and excited to be a part of the team!”


I currently work in Finance but love spending my free time being active. I first heard of Project Ramadan 5 years ago and officially joined the PR executive team 3 years ago. Project Ramadan has impacted my life by showing me the true significance of helping others.


“As a second year Kinesiology student at McMaster University, my passions lie in community wellness. I joined Project Ramadan in 2020 because I was looking for an accepting space that fosters community. Since joining the team, I’ve learned that social justice begins at home, when we collectively address social inequities in local communities.”


“I am currently a sports media major, who is an exec member on Project Ramadan’s marketing team. I have found Project Ramadan to be the perfect place to give back to my community while also learning from my experiences with PR initiative. Outside of PR, I also play competitive ice hockey and enjoy the art of photography.”


“Salam and hello! My name is Zaib and I’m a new member of the Project Ramadan Executive team. I first learned about Project Ramadan through my volunteer work at the Muslim Welfare Centre by participating in a basket build. Since then, I have admired the grassroots impact and community engagement of this initiative and hope to contribute to its growth in the future.  In my free time, you can find me painting, gardening, going on hikes, and enjoying a good cup of tea.


“Salaams! I am currently a graduate student passionate about improving community health outcomes and have been extremely fortunate to have been a member of the Project Ramadan team since 2019. After my first build, I was inspired by how community members came together to combat food insecurity leading me to join PR for the long haul. It’s a blessing to work with such an amazing group of people in an effort to eradicate hunger in Canada, one basket at a time.”


Asalaam Alaikum, I am an IT professional that has been volunteering my time to the community for the past 20+ years.  I have had the privilege to be part of Project Ramadan for more than 6 years.  It is an honour to be given the opportunity to volunteer my time, effort and energy towards a charity that means so much to me and my family.  Project Ramadan has allowed me to give back within the community and I look forward to seeing us grow.


“I am Haider Shakeel and have been part of project Ramadan for 4 years. I enjoy helping in any possible capacity and love PR because it unites the community to fight together against food insecurity in GTA”


“Salam! My name is Ayesha and I am a born and raised Torontonian. By profession, I am a political staffer. I currently work for the Government of Canada. Since I was young I have been involved with the Muslim Welfare Centre and even got a chance to join a Ramadan Basket Build on Parliament Hill. I got involved with Project Ramadan to give back to the community that has supported me so much and I am so excited to see all the amazing campaigns we will facilitate this Ramadan”


“Salaam, my name’s Eesha and I’m a Social Media Content Creator & Graphic Designer for Project Ramadan! With my educational and work backgrounds heavily centred on fostering community and social development, I joined Project Ramadan to support local communities and help address disparities related to food insecurity. Being a part of this incredible team has shown me the power of community and the meaningful change we can make together.”


“My name is Nazia and I have recently joined Project Ramadan’s marketing team. I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to the community and work alongside such an amazing team of volunteers that are helping to make a difference.”