Category: Community

KMWA Survey Results

KMWA have a commitment to serve the Medway Muslim community for their community needs. We are ready to facilitate these activities for the community.

We Asked

We are reaching out to you to discover what is in real need for the community, and what services that you want us to provide for you. The community was asked to indicate their needs and these results indicate their needs.

KMWA survey Results

Survey Summary

From these results we can clearly see that there is a demand for additional services for KMWA to provide.

Confidential Therapy/ Counselling services.

Having good mental health of our community allows the space for everyone to function at a more productive level.

Totalling up the number of people who would use it or recommend someone to use it comes to over 60% of respondents.

KMWA Surgery

Having someone to turn to when you are in trouble is the cornerstone of the surgery and a whopping 70% of respondents would love to come to a regular surgery at the Mosque.

Sisters Events

With sisters of the community totalling up to 50% of the population, they are the backbone of our community and they will nurture the future attendance of the Mosque.

We surveyed the demand for a number of activities for sisters for coffee mornings, and mother and toddler groups and there was significant demand for these.

Survey results originally published in KMWALTR #004

KMWA kids group joined the Gillingham Scouts and Explorers for an Event at Grange Farm

A day of activities and adventure was organised today as the KMWA kids group joined the Gillingham Scouts and explorers at lower Grange Farm in Sandling.

There were an amazing variety of activities giving boys and girls between 10 and 18 years the opportunity to try out new activities. Those who participated had a great time and our thanks goes to Brother Faheem and his team for their effort in arranging this.

Lights Festival Rochester

This year on February 11th-12th Rochester lit up with Medway Lights Festival transforming Rochester’s historic iconic buildings and spaces into works of art. KMWA’s Azeem Nader, Rizwana Shelly and Ajaib Hussain participated with a discussion on what makes Medway great and beautiful and what we love about it. It was fantastic to see the whole community come together in praise of Medway from young to old who have arrived in the UK and are trying to build a better life.

International Holocaust Memorial Day

Every year the International Holocaust Memorial Day is held on the 27th January and remembrance services are held locally, alternating between the Chatham Memorial Synagogue and Rochester Cathedral.

As well as prayers, exhibitions, and poems there are also plays by school children to commemorate and remember not only the Holocaust atrocities and persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany during World War II but also the recent genocides that have happened in Darfur, Bosnia, Cambodia, Rohingya Muslims in Burma/Myanmar and more recently the Uyghur Muslims genocide/persecution in China.

If you would like to support more of these humanitarian activities,

Please get in touch with Ajaib Hussain – Contact details available in KMWALTR #004