Salam Central

 Salam Central

We are a youth-led initiative that focuses on building relationships and a sense of community through social projects that cater to Muslim youth in Surrey. Often, Muslim organizations are run by older individuals which often results in a generational disconnect. Muslim youth are rarely in the position to develop and carry out their ideas. They are often directed by adults that may not present them with the opportunity to provide their own input. This may lead to the development of projects that may not be appealing to the youth target audience. Thus, we aim to create a shift. By having a physical space that youth gather to share their thoughts and opinions, we will foster a safe environment where youth can feel comfortable, empowered, and supported. Resulting in events catered to Muslim youth, by Muslim youth. In addition to encouraging dialogue and the exchange of perspectives, we aspire to connect the general Muslim youth population through a variety of events. Our cohort intends to plan interactive activities such as discussions nights, sports-team tournaments, fundraisers for the less fortunate, and eventually a summer camp. By hosting a plethora of events, we will help contribute to the development of meaningful connections and friendships within our city. Through our community-based initiatives, we aim to establish a close-knit community where the voices of Muslim youth are valued and amplified.

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SALAM CENTRAL

Our co-ed cohort is composed of 9 high school students between the ages of 15-17. While a few members have been part of Solid State for a few years, many are in the process of establishing their connections. This cohort was initiated after many of us were in search of a space where we could be gathered with like-minded youth and organize our own events and projects. We all have a passion for establishing a sense of togetherness and giving back to the community. With the growing concerns of islamophobia and xenophobia, we recognize that there is a dire need for safe spaces to be formed. Some Muslim youth may feel the need to silence their faith or identity in certain spaces. We want to combat this by developing a supportive environment that is built upon vital Islamic teachings. In this manner, there is no need to choose between fitting in a Western society or following one’s religion. As high school is a difficult point in time where youth are challenged with a variety of issues, we feel that this specific demographic of Muslims requires more support. The overlap of issues faced by Muslim youth has inspired us to form a cohort that aims to equip local youth with the relationships and support to both flourish and bring their ideas to life. Our Team: Safa, Muryam, Burhan, Talha, Ayub, Muhammad, Mahnoor, Zia, Faseeh, and Mahado (mentor)

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+1 (604) 369 4753

We work, study, and live in a region south of the Fraser River which overlaps with the unceded traditional and ancestral lands of the Kwantlen, Musqueam, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Tsawwassen, Qayqayt and Kwikwetlem peoples.

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