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Student homelessness project highlighted in Huffington Post

Second year medical student Faisel Alam has published an article in the Huffington Post about the efforts of King’s students to challenge homelessness in London.

In the article, Faisel describes the Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) project, founded by King’s Islamic Society (ISOC) last year to tackle some of the major challenges facing the London community. Homelessness and loneliness among the elderly were identified as particular concerns.

The ARK project’s three main activities are:

Tackling homelessness: distributing rucksacks full of essential items to the homeless and running medical related clinics in conjunction with different homeless shelters and foodbanks, such as St Mungo's.

Giving gift boxes: taking presents to patients at local hospitals such as the Evelina Children's Hospital and King’s College Hospital

TILE (Tackling Isolation and Loneliness in the Elderly): visiting local residential homes and spending time with the elderly.

ARK was awarded the KCLSU Community Impact Project of the Year 2012/13.

Read Faisel’s full article here