Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya organized a ten days IRE seminar for the Assistant Muallims in charge and IRE Teachers from 15 BMMK rural centers, Zahra Madrassah and Swafaa Islamic Center from 15th April 2013 to 26th April 2013. A total of 38 participants attended this seminar.

The main objective of this seminar was to guide the participants on teaching methodologies. Different topics on the educational spheres like on Qualities of a teacher, Traditional & Contemporary teaching methods, Building Teacher-Student-Parent relationship, Reflective Practice in teaching,  Use of chalkboards &  teaching aids, Classroom management, Teachers' Professional documents, Teaching methods & learning styles and Micro teaching. These were dealt with by the facilitators Br Lubuva Eliyasa, Principal – Coast Teachers Training College, Kibaha, Dar es Salaam, Mr. Kazungu Charo, Teacher from Jaffery Academy, Mombasa and Br. B A Ahmedali, Quality Assurance Standards Department (QASD) from Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya.

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A daily series of religious lessons were duly presented by Shk. Ramadhan Ngwame, Ustad Jamali A. Kasole and Ustad Ramadhan Mlala. These included topics on Khums, Amr bil Ma'aruf; The Saqifa incident, Hajj rituals, lessons from Suratul Kawthar and Al Adiyaat; relationship between man, earth and Kaaba; Treatise on the contemporary Swahili translations of Qur'an available in east and central Africa; The deep understanding of the concept of justice in Islam; merits of AhlulBayt (AS) as proven by scientists; and few other topics.

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The participants had the opportunity to practical go through 'micro-teaching' and interactive group discussions besides learning the teaching skills / religious sessions.

At the end of the seminar the participants had to appear for an examination.  Certificate of participation were awarded by Alhaj Ahmed Dhalla, Member of the Managing Committee of BMMK.

Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya would like to thank the World Islamic Propagation and Humanitarian Services (WIPAHS) and Jaffery Academy, Mombasa for providing facilitators for the workshop.

Comments received from a participant:

'I enjoyed the 10 days IRE sessions held in Bilal hall in Mombasa as it increased my knowledge in many ways. One of them is the religious lessons. The facilitators were highly skilled and the cooperation among the teachers was wonderful. All in the entire seminar was well prepared' - Yahya K Kiema - Mackinon Road.

The IRE seminar has had a positive impact on me as the topics covered were very beneficial. The teaching techniques were attractive and the facilitators were well equipped. The language used during the seminar was well understood.

Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya
P.O. Box 82508 - 80100
Tel: 254 41 2229641
Mombasa

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