Islamophobia Awareness Sessions at Eckington School
On Wednesday 9th November, as part of Islamophobia Awareness Month, MEND Yorkshire was invited by Eckington School to deliver multiple sessions to their students on Muslims and Islamophobia. Three separate sessions were delivered to students from Year 11 and Year 12.
A bespoke presentation was delivered educating the students on what makes a person a Muslim and their beliefs. The session then informed the students of the three most holiest sites in Islam. Students were shocked to hear that Masjid-ul-Haram, the holiest mosque and place for Muslims, could accommodate up to four million people.
The presentation then looked at what Islamophobia is, how it manifests itself in the UK, the causes behind its rise over the years and how it could be tackled. The session was extremely well received by both; students and teaching staff.
We would like to thank Eckington School for supporting the Islamophobia Awareness Month campaign and inviting MEND to deliver sessions to educate their students and raise awareness of the challenges British Muslims face.
If you would like to invite MEND to deliver a presentation or workshop at your school or organisation, please contact [email protected].