A Blackburn Islamic charity has received the Investing in Children Membership Award, in recognition of their ‘imaginative and inclusive practice with children and young people.’
“I am delighted to hear how well IMO Charity are doing in involving the young people in decision making, giving them the opportunities to express their views and giving them a voice in society,” CEO at IMO Charity, Mohammed Sidat, told Lancashire Telegraph.
“I value the feedback and will look at what needs to be put into action to improve the young people’s experience across all our programs,” he added.
“I would like to congratulate all my staff and volunteers who work tirelessly in helping the young people of Blackburn with Darwen. Keep up the great work you all are doing for the future generations.”
Amazing work everyone! Congratulations once again! ⭐️ https://t.co/0DS1IryFaR— InvestinginChildren (@IiC_rights) May 15, 2023
The award winners have to demonstrate dialogue with young people which leads to change. Young people should also speak positively about the support they receive from the organization.
Currently, there are over 500 IiC members across the UK.
“This is the first time IMO Charity have applied for the Investing in Children Membership Award so it was a real pleasure to travel to Blackburn to find out about the amazing work the organization does and the range of young person led projects which they are involved in,” Chris Affleck from the Investing in Children (IiC) said.
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The membership report says: “The young people spoke very positively about the support they receive from the staff and how the organisation really does what the name says, it Inspires and Motivates young people to Overcome challenges they may face within their community.
“They’re really good and helpful, they talk to you, I really like the staff, they try to get you to do new stuff and if we don’t like an activity they try to change it so you like it.”
In Islam, Muslims should treat children with respect and to nurture, love and educate them.
Raising children is a challenge, regardless of location, nationality, or faith. Furthermore, raising children who grow to love Islam and adhere to its tenets can be difficult, no matter where they reside.
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