Faroq Nasim

Following Wais Family, former refugees from Syria

My Activity Tracking


My target 160kms

I have joined Red Cross Journey!

Kia ora friends and whanau!

So… believe it or not I have somehow committed myself to a step challenge. Yes! That’s right. I’ll be walking 10,000 steps a day for 21 days in September because of my aroha for New Zealand Red Cross and the amazing things they do.

I need your help!

As you might already be aware, NZ Red Cross do alot of work in the community and provide support to Kiwis like you and me who are affected by disasters, they also deploy specialist delegates overseas and help former refugee families settle here in Aotearoa.

So, you know that the donation of $20 you make to help Red Cross will be used for a good cause (& also help me reach my goal!). 

Any amount is appreciated :) 

By donating to Red Cross Journey, you will help to make a difference in the community. You will be helping…

  • Our disaster response teams support people affected by events such as Christchurch in the March 15 attacks; Nelson during the devastating fires; and Christchurch after that frightening gas explosion just the other week.
  • Settle former refugees into life in New Zealand.
  • People get Meals on Wheels delivered to their door and taken to medical appointments.
  • Our highly-skilled international delegates work in areas of conflict and disaster around the world.

Red Cross does so much in New Zealand and overseas, thanks to people like you. 

Not only will I be getting fit (and potentially obsessed with my step count! - Already feeling it) during this step challenge, I’ll be learning about the incredible real-life journey of the Wais Family, who were affected by the war in Syria during the early days of the conflict.

As the fighting reached the Syrian capital, it was no longer safe for the family. Soad and Mahmoud had no other choice but to flee their beloved country, leaving their whole life and family behind.

Many families walked for kilometres on end for a better life for their loved ones leaving behind successful jobs including engineers, doctors and many more. 

Convinced? High five! Simply donate $20 (or more!) because you love me (and New Zealand Red Cross).


ya Boi Faroq 


Take the leap and help me with this cause :) 

Thank you to my Sponsors


Hamza Don


Najah Ali-khadar

Proud of you!!






Ash Ali

Faroq, I hope you know you are an amazing person, walla if I had one wish it would be for my son to be exactly like you. You're such a hard working, loving, bright, caring person and I am SOOOOO proud to call you my lil brother. May Allah grant you Jannah <3 all the best with this!!



Keep it up. May Allah make you successful.