Author: meharahmad

Diversity & inclusion: Sir Syed Day 2018 celebrations

The AMU Alumni of Australia (AMUAA) celebrated its 26th Sir Syed Day in Sydney on Saturday 3 November 2018 at Auburn Town Hall marking  the 201st birth anniversary of the founder of the iconic Aligarh Muslim University in India. AMU Alumni of Australia was founded during the nineties and in addition to organising social events for its members, it runs a scholarship program in India funded from Australia for students with poor background giving them access to higher education. The event marked more than quarter century of dedicated services to education by the Alumni since its formation in 1992...

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Harmony Group: Pauline Hanson and Lauren Southern not welcome

The Canterbury Bankstown Harmony Group has raised grave concerns after the controversial recent visit by Pauline Hanson and Canadian white supremacist Lauren Southern to their local area  causing disharmony in the otherwise peaceful community. The Group held its 12th Interfaith Dinner on Wednesday 8 August 2018 in Punchbowl, Sydney attended by politicians, interfaith leaders and members of the diverse community from the local area. The event hosted by the founder and current President of the Group Karl Saleh also included presentation of “Interfaith Dialogue Awards” by the special guest Mr Tony Burke MP, Shadow Federal Minister for Citizenship and Multiculturalism to the...

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CareFlight celebrates cultural diversity

CareFlight, an aeromedical charity hosted Australians from diverse cultural to celebrate Harmony Day on Sunday 25 March 2018 at its Westmead base, thanks to the initiative of 16-year-old Rabia Rasool. The event was attended by more than 50 people of diverse cultural background including guests, Mr Abdul Majid Yousfani, Consul General of Pakistan, Sydney, Mr Phillip Ruddock, Mayor of Hornsby Shire Council and Dr Michelle Byrne, Mayor of The Hills Shire Council. “Today is all about building bridges, talking to strangers and letting people know that everyone belongs. I believe in this vision and believe in achieving love and...

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Awards and $6000 scholarships for high achievers

The 11th Year 12 Muslim Achievement Awards were held in all major cities of Australia recognising high achievement by a large cohort of  the Muslim students who have received an ATAR of 90+ after the completion of their school studies at the end of year 2017. Hosted by Human Appeal Australia at gala dinner events, a total of 249 students were invited together with their parents to be presented with certificates and gifts including laptops awarded by local sponsors in recognition of their outstanding achievements. Out of 249 Australian Muslim students who obtained ATAR of 90+,  33  students achieved ATAR of...

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Islamic Education Forum focuses on curriculum

The 2nd Australian Islamic Education Forum was held on  Saturday 24 February 2018 at the premises of Arkana College in Sydney attended by academics, researchers, educators, principals and teachers from a large number of Schools from all over Australia. The Annual Australian Islamic Education Forum  organised by the Centre for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE),  University of South Australia aims to provide a platform for educators in Islamic schooling (Islamic schools, Madrassah or home educators/homeschoolers) to network, build collaborative partnerships, share stories of hope and showcase projects and best practices in Islamic education. The theme for this year’s forum...

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