The 2020/21 Muslim Digital Citizens and Ambassadors Programme concluded with a series of presentation assemblies held at the participating schools during July.
Programme Leader, Wasim Riaz visited Al-Khair Boys & Girls Schools, Al-Risalah Boys & Girls Schools, Lantern of Knowledge Secondary School and Azhar Academy Girls School to award certificates to students from years 9 and 10, thanking them for their participation in the six-month programme which started in October 2020.
“It was truly an honour to have the opportunity to deliver this programme at these schools during a critical time with children spending more and more time online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This increased the risks associated with online safety and mental health so to be able to work with schools and introduce concepts such as media balance and fake news with them was vitally important”, said Riaz.
Each participating class appointed two digital leaders as Ambassadors who would represent their schools in digital safety matters and take responsibility for sharing best practice within the school community. In addition, five Digital Citizens were selected per class to support the work of the Ambassadors.