Iqra Is­lamic School Sur­rey Grade 5 Sale Day

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As part of BC’s new Ca­reer Ed­u­ca­tion cur­ricu­lum, the two Grade 5 di­vi­sions at Iqra Is­lamic School, led by home­room teach­ers, Mrs. Gyani Tai­lor and Ms. Saniya Uraizee, par­tic­i­pated in the cre­ate your own busi­ness pro­gram pre­sented by JABC’s (Ju­nior Achieve­ment of Bri­tish Columbia) Pro­gram Man­agers, Wafa Bi­lal and En­vi­sion Fi­nan­cial’s As­sis­tant VP, for Com­mer­cial Bank­ing Ken­neth D’Sena. This is the 3rd year the Iqra stu­dents have par­tic­i­pated in this pro­gram. This pro­gram takes on an in­quiry-based ap­proach to learn­ing and gives stu­dents the free­dom to ex­press their cre­ative side by es­tab­lish­ing their own busi­nesses. Over the course of the pro­gram, stu­dents learned all about be­ing en­trepreneurs and cre­at­ing their own startup busi­ness in­clud­ing com­ing up with a com­pany name and logo, cal­cu­lat­ing prod­uct ex­penses and sales, mer­chan­dis­ing, pro­mot­ing their prod­ucts, re­search­ing their tar­get mar­ket, book­keep­ing, learn­ing about good cus­tomer ser­vice and more. With this pro­gram the grade 5 stu­dents prac­ticed prob­lem solv­ing and cre­ative think­ing. Stu­dents spent sev­eral weeks work­ing on cre­at­ing unique and cre­ative prod­ucts with the theme of Ra­madan to sell and de­ter­min­ing ap­pro­pri­ate prices, and pro­mot­ing their prod­ucts by ad­ver­tis­ing to stu­dents, par­ents, and other mem­bers of the school com­mu­nity. On May 10th, the grade 5 stu­dents suc­cess­fully sold hand- made prod­ucts in the court­yard, cre­at­ing a mar­ket bazaar style at­mos­phere. They sold prod­ucts such as: if­tar pack­ets, henna, Ra­madan cook­ies, Eid pin­m­tas, gourmet dates, and cup­cakes. Both di­vi­sions raised about $1000 to­tal in profit and have de­cided to do­nate a por­tion of this amount to dif­fer­ent char­i­ties in­clud­ing the ICNA Ed­u­ca­tional Relief fund, NISA homes and an or­phan­age. Al­hum­dulil­lah the pro­gram was a great suc­cess again this year! Special thanks to JABC, stu­dents, teach­ers, staff, and par­ents. Stu­dents learned what it takes to run a busi­ness and also pre­pare for real world sit­u­a­tions.

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