BRADFORD businessman Zulfi Hussain is supporting a campaign to build schools in Africa.

Zulfi, who was awarded an MBE for services to charity and previously launched the Bradford-based charity, Global Promise in response to the Boxing Day Tsunami to help survivors of the South Asia earthquake, is hosting 'Curry for Charity' at the Deeva Restaurant he owns in Farsley.

Between now and June 28 2019 £1 will be donated from every main meal and the proceeds will go towards The Mlambe Project's #EmpowerEd Campaign to support Malawi - one of the countries affected by Cyclone Idai.

The campaign aims to raise £5,000 towards building primary school infrastructure in Malawi, in just 14 days. If they raise the amount a partner organisation, the Global Giving Accelerator, has promised to match fund.

“EmpowerEd is a campaign about empowering every child in Malawi to have an education, empowering girls and boys across Malawi to have basic literacy, and school places inside a classroom, and is raising funds, one school block at a time, to support," explained Zulfi.

James Proctor, Founder of the charity explained:- "This programme trains local people to build schools using sustainable building techniques, using earth, clay and locally sourced materials. It’s a quadruple win for development; creating local jobs, improving access to basic education for children, better for the environment, and economically extremely cost effective”.

Children from the appeal are talking about the difference having an education will make to their future lives, and throughout June these will be shared across social media platforms.

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Over the years Zulfi has raised more than £6m for good causes around the globe through Global Promise including funds, goods, services and expertise.

"This is another fundraiser to help make a difference to the life of others," added Zulfi.