Forward Thinking are an organisation dedicated to promoting understanding and confidence between the diverse grassroots Muslim communities and the wider society including the Media and the British establishment.
As part of this work, they asked us to collaborate with them on an 18 month programme to reach out to young Muslims who feel marginalised by UK politics. The Programme will engage young Muslim and community leaders across the four project locations: Lancashire, London, the Midlands and Yorkshire.
The programme involves training in Political & Media skills. We were involved in delivering the political training and helping the young leaders understand how government works, its language, the interests that shape it and how to influence it. The session also involve debating skills training.
The first workshop took place on the weekend of the 25/26th of November and were a significant success. You can view images from the weekend below.