SOCIAL & FAMILY AFFAIRS (SAFA)
AGM 2009 Report
Starfish Alliance Project: A pilot initiative run at Hassockfield Secure Training Centre, a facility caring for up to 60 males and females aged between 12 and 17 either awaiting trial or serving sentences.
Footsteps arranged for speakers to deliver talks, workshops and interactive sessions to hard to reach youth, which aimed to challenge misconceptions and stereotypes about Muslims and increase awareness on related issues.
Young Advocate Programme: Changemakers is a charity that empowers and supports young people to address issues that concern them. MCB, in partnership with Changemakers, advertised, interviewed and recruited eight Young Advocates. Four champions were also selected from various MCB committees to guide these advocates to deliver their projects. A wide variety of projects were delivered ranging from a `Stop & Search' DVD to an Interfaith Iftar party, careers advice workshop to Yoga/beauty/public speaking classes. Five youths also attended a local old-home to a research paper on `Islam and Environment'.