Sir Joseph Banks Iftar Community Dinner

We felt very grateful to be invited to Sir Joseph’s Bank second annual Iftar community dinner. It was a great chance to mingle with members of the school and community we so closely work with. Photo above of a few of our favourite SJB creatives: Joyce Conte, Matuse and Martino Convertino from My Kitchen Rules. A truly joyful evening that should set an example for every school on how to be truly inclusive. Congratulations to Principal Murray Kitteringham on his and his staff’s embracing of this important Muslim tradition.

AOD Awards

From Ola Elhassan: Linked Up initiator and Coordinator:

“I just wanted to share some wonderful news with you. Linked Up’s alcohol and drugs education and harm minimisation component was nominated by the Drug, Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre for recognition in the category of ‘prevention and education’ for the National Alcohol and Drug foundation awards. Applications from across the nation were submitted, and we were a runner up. There is only one runner up in every category.  Its a huge honour in such a huge field.”

Ola has been working with BYDS for the last three years designing and running Linked Up – a really innovative spiritually based leadership and empowerment program for young Muslim males. The congratulations should really go to her and her colleague Lobna Yassine. It is really great to support such excellent programs.