Duke of Edinburgh

We are very proud to be the first mosque in Great Britain to become a Duke of Edinburgh centre. 


Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh scheme provides an invaluable educational experience for young people by teaching important skills such as communication, leadership and problem solving. Additionally, participants can gain a sense of accomplishment with an impressive award to add to their CV’s.

The launch event was held at the European Islamic Centre (EIC) in Oldham with over a hundred people in attendance. The following UKIM mosques will now be offering the Duke of Edinburgh award for their local community and supplementary school students: Neeli Mosque Rochdale, Madina Mosque Rochdale, EIC Oldham and Khizra Mosque Manchester.

We were honoured to be joined by The Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Diane Hawkins and direct representative of His Majesty King Charles lll. The Lord Lieutenant announced that this was the first set of mosques offering the Duke of Edinburgh scheme in the UK. Other guests were the Deputy Lieutenant to Greater Manchester Asrar Ul-Haq OBE, Graham Milly (senior operations manager for DofE), Beth Craigen (Operations Officer), and Karan Lee.

Hosting the event for UKIM, Ubaid Ahmed, talked about his excitement about the project and his enthusiasm in introducing other mosques across the UK to participate. Participants were inspired and motivated to take part in the exciting programme, with many including students who had completed the programme sharing stories of success!

If you are interested in signing up for the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, please complete the following form: https://forms.office.com/e/hxi1aDydHE

Go to the DOE website

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