Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Houston Galveston

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At ASFHG we celebrate Valentine’s Day with our love and heartfelt appreciation ❤️

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Happy Valentine’s Day ASFHG!

6 days ago

Amber Ansari

Hi Fellows! I wanted to share this amazing event for those of you working with youth. Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, the first Hijabi to play Divsion 1 collegiate basketball, is hosting a Basketball Clinic. Dribbling Down Barriers focuses on teaching kids basic fundamentals of basketball, dribbling/shooting competitions, and 5 on 5 play.

This clinic is more than just teaching basketball -- it also focuses on how to use use sport as a tool to break stereotypes, educate, and fight against discrimination in all areas.

*I've worked with the hosting organization and arranged two tickets to give away! If you know anyone who is unable to afford the tickets and wants to participate, please email sisters@isgh.org. They must be able to attend the event if awarded. I felt this would be amazing for kids at CHAT or other programs. :]

Basketball Clinic with Bilqis Abdul-QaadirFebruary 17, 2018, 10:00amMultiple LocationsDribbling down Barriers is a basketball clinic hosted by Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir who is the first Hijabi to play Divsion 1 collegiate basketball. The clinic focuses on teaching kids basic fundamentals of basketball, dribbling/shooting competitions, and 5 on 5 play.

However, this clinic is more than just teaching basketball, it also focuses on how to use use sport as a tool to break stereotypes, educate, and fight against discrimination in all areas. At the end of the clinic, Bilqis will share her personal narrative on how she chose Islam over basketball when she was barred from playing professional basketball due to hijab.

Purchaisng this ticket will allow your child to participate in a 2.5 hour basketball clinic.

The Clinics will be will be for Kids and Young Adults 7 through 17 (Boys under the age of 14 are welcome!). The Clinic on Sunday will be for Women, ages 18 and Up. The Sisters Committee of ISGH (Islamic Society of Greater Houston) is helping organizing both clinics as follows:

Saturday, February 17th, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Masjid Al Salam (Champions) ,16700 Old Louetta Rd, Spring, TX 77379

Saturday, February 17th, 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Masjid Sabireen (Brand), 610 Brand Lane, Stafford, TX 77477

Sunday, February 18th, 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Masjid Sabireen (Brand), 610 Brand Lane, Stafford, TX 77477In our hopes to establish a Womens Basketball League in Houston, basketball legend, Bilqis Abdul-Qadir, will conduct a clinic just for women to discuss bball basics, drills and best practices of teams and leagues.

No experience is necessary and all are welcome. Lunch is included in the cost.

Visit www.dribblingdownhouston.eventbrite.com to purchase tickets
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Basketball Clinic with Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir

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Our Impact

Since 2008, nearly 120 Schweitzer Fellows in the Houston-Galveston program have provided over 24,000 hours of service to Houston and Galveston’s most vulnerable communities. Partnering with area community-based organizations, these Fellows have addressed a wide variety of unmet health needs by creating and carrying out yearlong projects with direct service at their core. Examples include the following initiatives:

  • Educate and promote oral health in the low-income elderly population at the Houston Housing Authority apartments
  • Provide homeless, young families and potential mothers and fathers with resources and information to ensure overall well-being of the parents and child starting from pregnancy through childhood
  • Implementing an Art and Wellness Program designed to target Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and obesity prevention in elementary and middle school students

Please see the Fellows tab above for a complete listing of Fellows’ service projects, which are made possible by our generous sponsors. When Fellows’ initial year of service ends, they carry their commitment to meeting the health needs of underserved people forward as members of the Schweitzer Fellows for Life alumni network, now more than 2,000 strong.

Launched in 2008 as a collaboration of area academic institutions and community-based agencies, The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship – Houston Galveston selects and supports local medical and graduate students to carry on Dr. Schweitzer’s legacy by addressing the unmet health needs of vulnerable and marginal populations.  ASFHG is a community-based, mentored, direct service, multidisciplinary, leadership development program that works to improve the health and well-being of underserved communities across Greater Houston and Galveston.   ASFHG has four overall goals:

  • Develop Leaders in Service who are educated, experienced, and committed to addressing unmet health needs;
  • Improve community health by providing direct service to individuals and strengthening the capacity of community-based organizations;
  • Expand educational opportunities in partnering schools while raising awareness of the needs of underserved communities; and
  • Maintain a growing and vibrant community of Schweitzer Fellowship alumni (Fellows for Life) committed to lives of service.

To read more about what being a Houston-Galveston Schweitzer Fellow entails and to find out how to apply, please visit our Prospective Fellows and Application pages.

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The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship – Houston Galveston relies entirely on grants and charitable contributions from people like you to fulfill our mission of addressing health disparities by developing Leaders in Service.

Since opening our doors in 2008, ASFHG Fellows have proven to be leaders in service and examples for their peers. Sixty-one Fellows have completed the Houston Galveston Fellowship giving more than 13,000 hours to the community and serving countless numbers of the region’s most vulnerable men, women, and children.

These Fellows are Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s living legacy. Help them improve the health of vulnerable communities with your tax-deductible donation.

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Gabrielle Hansen, PhD
Executive Director
3701 Kirby Drive, Ste. 600
Houston, TX 77098
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