Since 1988 Al-Hijrah Trust UK has been engaged in a range of work to address the educational needs of Muslim children. The current situation is challenging. More than ½ million Muslim children are in UK state schools, in many cases their social, oral, spiritual and cultural needs are not being met. In 2004, 31% of Muslims of working age in the UK had no qualifications and the unemployment rate for Muslims are higher than those of any other group. 34% of Muslims in the UK are under 16, which is the highest age profile of any religious group. Finally, ther is a shortage of teachers, especially Muslim teachers as positive role-models. These leads to the three main objectives of Al-Hijrah Trust.
- To provide a high standard of education for Muslim Children in the UK while enabling them to understand their religious and cultural identity.
- To provide our students with a sound platform to become successful in this life and the next.
- To equip our students with the skills they need to make a positive contribution to society in their future lives.