Schools

Amina’s Schools Project delivers workshops at RME classes in secondary schools across Scotland. The workshops address stereotypes and misconceptions around Islam and Muslim women.

Our dedicated and diverse volunteers engage in open dialogue with the class, giving them a snapshot of everyday life as a practising Muslim.

In 2015/16 we engaged with over 1500 pupils in 62 classrooms, 16 schools.

Pupils’ comments:
“I never understood that women had the choice to wear the veil.”
“I really enjoyed learning more about Islam from someone who is Muslim.”
“I already knew some of this from primary school and RE but it was good to speak to a real person!”

Teachers said:
“I would hope to repeat this exercise next session and perhaps expand to other year groups. It is a very valuable opportunity to reinforce what is learned in Modern Studies about the importance of challenging stereotypes and prejudice.”
“It gave students a true picture of Islam…not just something they hear about from the media. Gave a broader view of who Muslims are and how they practise their faith”

Volunteers said:
“I really enjoyed being part of the school’s project as it has given me work experience and it has built up my confidence. Sorry for the cliché but it’s true!”

Get Involved:

If you are a teacher and would like us to visit your school, please get in touch with us on info@mwrc.org.uk or 0141 212 8420.

If you are a confident and outgoing Muslim Woman based in Glasgow or Dundee who would like to volunteer with us to share your experiences with a group of young people, please get in touch with us on info@mwrc.org.uk or 0141 212 8420.

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Helpline

The helpline is a listening ear for women across Scotland. All calls are strictly confidential and non-judgemental; we always deal with clients in a faith and culturally-sensitive manner.

We can help women in English, Urdu, Arabic, Bangla and Swahili and, when required, using online interpreting.

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