Cardiff and Vale College hosts first Community Iftar

17 Apr 2023

On Monday 17th April, the final week of Ramadan, Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) hosted its first ever community Iftar event for students and staff at its City Centre Campus.

The evening was open to people of all faiths and backgrounds within the CAVC community, whether they were observing Ramadan or not, to come and celebrate this important part of every Muslim’s religion. Iftar is the name of the meal eaten after breaking one’s fast during Ramadan, the month when Muslims fast between Fajr (sunrise prayer) and Maghrib (sunset prayer).

The Iftar, attended by around 150 staff and students, included the opportunity to hear from those who were fasting, listen to talks from staff on the significance of Ramadan and the power of education, as well as experience the Call to Prayer led by a CAVC learner. Attendees broke their fast with dates and water, before enjoying food provided by Eastern Cuisine Wales and the College’s catering team.

CAVC Principal Sharon James said: “At CAVC we pride ourselves on being at the heart of the communities we serve and are delighted to have hosted our first CAVC Iftar.

“We are committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming environment for everyone to work and learn with us – and occasions like these enable us to connect and learn more about each other.”

Click here to see a photogallery of the first CAVC community Iftar.