Bridging the Gap Foundation promotes
On January 6th and 7th, the Muslim community converged at SFU Surrey for two days for two spectacular events hosted by Bridging Gaps Foundation. The first day was titled “Key Conference 2018 - Muslim Youth Speaking for Change” where youth was invited to speak on various issues such as Racism within Muslim communities, Masjid Youth: Attendance and Involvement, Understanding Moderation in Islam, Being fully Canadian Muslims and Reconciling God’s Justice and Evil. Youth from ages 14 and up spoke confidently and Aapanel of qualified and well-reputed judges provided their constructive feedback and distributed prizes accordingly. These judges were Sheikh Moutasem Al Hameedy (Founder at Rashidoon.com and Imam at Abu Huraira Center - Ontario) and Sister Hafsa Dean Thompson (Registered Counselor, Public Speaker, and Educator - Vancouver). Both judges also discussed these topics with audience. The second day, “Righteous Leadership”, was a workshop designed to equip leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a higher level of influence. Parents, Muslim volunteers, Imam and Masjid board members were invited to enjoy the tremendous advantages of a deeper understanding of the workings of the self and the soul and how they shape the type and level of influence leaders are able to achieve. This event was also a chance for Muslim organizations, volunteers, community leaders and general members of the Muslim community in Vancouver to network with each other and establish strong relationship amongst each other. The events were well-received by the attendees and exceeded expectations. It was a great step for the foundation towards reaching its goal to establish a strong collaboration between multiple mosques, organizations and muslim student clubs in and around Vancouver.