Adults in the community wanted an opportunity to come together, stay active, and spend valuable time with their kids during the holidays. The team at As-Siraj Trust organized a cricket tournament on Pakistan Independence Day, inviting all communities to participate.
The tournament was successful, and it was nice to see everyone enjoying their time together as a community. The team conducted Q&A sessions, engaging with spectators and participants from different communities to discuss the history of Pakistan. An announcement was made about the importance of keeping the streets safe and encouraging adults from Telford to be role models for the youngsters by guiding them in the right direction.
We had a good turnout of young adults, giving us the opportunity to engage with them either in groups or one-on-one. Some individuals were inspired by our work and expressed a desire to join and volunteer for future events.
Several youngsters were excited about the weekly youth club offered by As-Siraj and the cricket sessions provided by Interfaith. Teams from various cities across the UK participated, and we were amazed by the level of enthusiasm and talent displayed.