A Recommendation for Every School, Supplementary School and Parent
The Knowledge to Action series is a dynamic and exciting new UK based curriculum, rich in style and content. I recommend it for every school, supplementary school and parent at home.
Building Bridges of Respect and Unity
Working with Knowledge to Action has given CleanupUK the opportunity to work with Muslim faith schools to support and develop understanding of littering and the effects of littering on local communities and the environment as a whole.
The opportunity to lead by example to both their immediate peers and also the wider community supports the core belief that being proud of who you are and doing something positive to show you value where you live and the community as a whole, will lead to building bridges of respect and unity.
A Refreshing and Highly Beneficial Initiative
I would highly recommend Knowledge to Action’s curriculum to all faith schools wanting to bolster their classroom learning with faith-based campaigns to benefit communities. It is refreshing and highly beneficial, and has a good blend of topical issues, traditional subjects and important contemporary matters concerning young British Muslims.
Paving the Way for Other Organisations
I would like to show my gratitude and appreciation to everyone at Knowledge to Action for this wonderful initiative of theirs. The Food Drive campaign is astonishing, it is really great to see charities like Knowledge to Action paving the way for others in terms of community involvement, which is very much needed for community cohesion.
A Ground-breaking Initiative Responding to the Real Needs of the Community
As an International Consultant in Education and Human Development, I have travelled throughout the world, but I have never come across this initiative in its entirety anywhere. I am not surprised that there is such a global interest in this seminal work.
The indefatigability of Knowledge to Action in its engagement with learners, parents and the community at large bears ample testimony to its commitment to responding to the real needs of the community.
An Instrumental Part of Positive Changes
On Monday 30th June, we were visited by the Knowledge to Action team who delivered a session on homelessness. The session was both engaging and interactive which involved a range of activities including presentation as well as a question and answer session with Antonio who provided an inside account on the plight of those who are homeless. We aim to introduce the food drive as a long term initiative in our school and would like to thank the Knowledge to Action team for being instrumental in this.
The Curriculum that Lives Up to Its Name
The curriculum has been an eye opener not only for the students, but also for me as a teacher. It lives up to its name, Knowledge to Action. The students are taught to be proactive in their communities through the organised campaigns, using the knowledge that they have learnt in the classroom setting.
Bringing Learning to Life
I love how Knowledge to Action encourages us to be proactive and involved and teaches us that knowledge is of no use unless you implement it. I was amazed by how much you build your organisation around our views and ideas.
Giving Pupils a Sense of Belonging in the Community
Knowledge to Action gives pupils a sense of belonging in the community and society at large and strives to motivate and inspire pupils to develop kindness to help those around them through various projects and initiatives.
At Manchester Islamic High School for Girls, through embedding the Knowledge to Action curriculum in school, pupils have had the opportunity to develop interview skills for future career prospects, feed the homeless, give cookies and roses to the neighbours, visited elderly homes and most importantly learnt the Islamic importance of being active Muslim citizens and shared values in modern Britain.
It has truly provided a richer curriculum to not only teach, but participate in community projects in a fun and rewarding way. It helped our pupils to think more creatively and critically and to be able to bring learning to life.
Teaching Students about their Moral Duty
In the enrichment programme, Knowledge To Action (Ilm2Amal), students learn that it is their moral duty to help others and be truthful. As one student said, ‘We like to look after each other’. They understand right from wrong and are taught to obey the law of the land.
Nurturing Current and Future Generations
I would like to commend you on the excellent work you delivered through the Knowledge to Action programme. As a parent and someone who has actively been involved in community work for over 10 years, I would strongly recommend that programmes like Knowledge to Action are run on a regular basis. Not only would our youth benefit immensely, but so would our future generations.
Making Teaching and Learning a Truly Enjoyable Experience
Afifah School’s students and teachers have greatly benefited from the Knowledge to Action Curriculum and Campaigns. Knowledge to Action’s unique approach to educating about Islamic principles and giving students the opportunity and confidence to apply it in real life situations makes teaching and learning a truly enjoyable experience. The support provided by Knowledge to Action is second to none. Afifah School would strongly recommend other educational institutes be a part of the Knowledge to Action vision.
Knowledge to Action Has Broadened Our Vision
I cannot stress enough how much Knowledge to Action has contributed towards enhancing our Madrassah’s approach to delivering outstanding Islamic education.
Not only has Knowledge to Action enhanced our curriculum but it has broadened our vision as Muslim citizens in Britain. I can see Knowledge to Action’s vision of developing a generation of responsible, upright citizens coming to life through each lesson and each campaign.
A Fun Learning Experience for Students
Knowledge to Action is one of the best things I have done throughout my Madrassah curriculum. We have learnt about how to look after our neighbours, how we should spend our money, rights and responsibilities and much more. The homework is the best. Knowledge to Action is lots and lots of fun!
Providing Eye Opening Experiences
The Food Drive Project really opened my eyes to the reality of people who are less fortunate than us and made me grateful for all the blessings I have. It was interesting to go into a Salvation Army centre and see what they do and it allowed them to see how we care about the same issues too. We were from different faiths but it made us feel we have something in common and this was the best feeling.
A Relevant and Practical Approach to Understanding Islam
A carefully-planned, well-structured and engaging programme which utilises modern teaching and learning methods to offer young Muslim children a relevant and practical approach to understanding Islam and how to be useful citizens in society.