A NEW space all about acceptance, togetherness and bringing the community together was opened to the Muslim community last week, with the Alkasem Youth Organization opening the doors to their Youth Hub.
Located at 104a High Street and to be utilised for members of the Alkasem Youth Organization, the youth hub is open from 6pm to 8pm on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday and is aimed at providing an educational space for youths to have access to entertainment programs, game consoles, a pool table and table tennis as well as workshops, educational programs and to learn how to plan activities and events.
Alkasem Youth Organization Secretary, Sarmed Yassin said, “I’m very passionate about my community and strive toward building bridges in the community by volunteering in the organising of events and activities, to strengthen community relations and create a positive change in society, and that’s what this youth hub is all about.
“It’s a space for the youth to be in. We want it to be their second home and to learn to be ready to give back. We want them to have that mentality.
“It’s all about encouraging members to volunteer and learn from inspirational speakers on volunteering, and learn about giving back to the community.
“It’s primarily for Muslim youths, but I can see us going forward and involving the whole community in the future.
“It’s for everyone to make use of.”