What are they doing this Ramadan?
Al-Noor Primary is working at being a model Islamic school as a beacon for all other communities and all other Muslim schools and schools in general their missions and vision is includes being part of model school is to have a significant impact on all pupils - whatever their background or particular educational needs. They have identified the healthy emotional and mental development of pupils as the critical base on which to build and progress all other areas of development -including spiritual/iman development as well as intellectual/academic/educational development.
Many children have problems that they bottle up and rarely speak about. They need an outlet so that they can enjoy their childhood without worry or fear. They have are looking to raise funds to offer a support service for pupils who require mental and psychological help through counselling.
In a nutshell?
Al-Noor want to create a community counselling and psychotherapy centre at the hub of the school for children, families, staff and all those locally involved with Al Noor. A permanent post is required for a counsellor at the school, to offer private 1 to 1 or with the family, support and private space in which they can talk about the problems they are having using psychotherapy techniques that is within an Islamic centred ideology. This will cost £30,000. A voluntary counsellor is currently there 2 hours a week to offer support to pupils and their families but this is insufficient and inappropriate to the vast needs of the pupils and school and the desperate need for someone available during all school hours. There are currently on going cases of children that need urgent support upon return in the new academic year this September and are relying on this support so we must do our utmost to ensure that we can formally set up the school community therapy centre by September.
Here is a case study on how conselling helped one pupil.
How much do they need to raise?
When do they need it?