Youth work & Leadership Training
To empower and educate Young people to become active members of society, through their leisure-time activities, by developing their physical, moral and spiritual capacities.
Muslim Youth Development Project (MYDP)
The Muslim youth development project supports Muslims aged 16 – 25 in developing leadership skills and encourages volunteering. Young people receive leadership training that develops their skills and understanding of volunteering and being a leader in their community. There is also an opportunity to complete a part time NVQ youth work qualification.
The V50 award is part of the MYDP project. Below are some young people from our Swindon branch that obtained it.
Young people need space to enjoy themselves, role models and guidance. At the youth club they get all three. There are 2 ½ hour sessions every evening when young people can enjoy a game of Table-Tennis, Pool, Badminton, 5-a-side Football and even a bit of Play Station 3. The session is structured and has a half hour of Islamic lessons, which help the youth to develop their character.
Football and Cricket coaching
The Bobbersmill Community Centre hosts various football and cricket coaching sessions in our fantastic sports hall. The age range for these sessions is from 6 – 15 year olds; these coaching sessions are a brilliant opportunity for young children to develop their fitness, skills and team work.
Our new sports hall has 3 badminton courts, 3 cricket nets and is suitable for 5-a-side football. The sports hall is used by more than 200 people throughout the week. Our centre runs a number of activities and sports teams for young people. We run two football teams for under 11’s and under 9’s. Both teams compete in local leagues and have finished in good positions over the last two seasons. Last year our under 13’s & under 15’s won the Nottingham Cricket league.
For further details visit: www.karimiafc.com
Every week at the Bobbersmill Community Centre we run a fantastic Girls Club for girls aged 9 – 15. Throughout the year girls enjoy activities such as arts and crafts, Football, Net-ball and Badminton. We believe it is important to cater for both boys and girls. A professional female youth worker coordinates these sessions.
Annual Family Camp
The family camp is organised for families to appreciate the bounties of Allah in the most serene environment. The aim is to foster the values of brotherhood/sisterhood and to inculcate confidence in young people. The camp has also been helpful in highlighting the importance of physical education and sports. The activities at the camp include: canoeing, archery, orienteering, sailing, cycling, football, cricket etc. Besides these activities daily prayers are offered in congregation, lectures, barbeques, debates and walks etc.
3-mile Fun Run
As part of our fitness campaign, each year in July, we organise a 3-mile fun run at Nottingham’s Wollaton Park. This is a family event and people of all age groups are welcome. Participants receive a medal on completion, prizes and trophies are awarded to winners and runners-up, and this event is for all the family.
Notts Muslim Unity League
Notts Muslim Unity league was set up to unite young Muslims of Nottingham, whatever their background, creed or madhab is. Time has come when we all need to unite and become one ummah as commanded by our beloved Prophet. Notts Muslim Unity League uses football to bring together young Muslims from different Mosques within Nottingham. Using football as a means of engagement, Notts Muslim Unity League aims to bring Muslims together in a bid to improve relations between young Muslims from different areas of the city. Last season we had 10 teams participating and the feedback we received was positive.
For further details visit: www.nmul.co.uk
“You shall invite to the path of your Lord with wisdom and kind enlightenment, and debate with them in the best possible manner. Your Lord knows best who has strayed from His path, and He knows best who are the guided ones.” Surah An-Nahl [16:125]