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6 Dec 2022

New Horizon Trust: Shaping the future generation

New Horizon Trust: Shaping the future generation

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Atif Hussain
Atif Hussain works as a Publishing manager for a leading Islamic publisher. With a background in teaching and education, Atif has a passion for inspiring the next generation of Muslims to become good role models in society. He is also a keen cyclist, having completed the Coast to Coast challenge a few years ago.

New Horizon Trust: Shaping the future generation

When children belong to a youth club, they gain a stronger sense of who they are as a person. Youth clubs not only help widen contacts among young people but also help to structure informal social relationships.

The New Horizon Trust is an initiative established in 2012 at Bobbersmill Community Centre. The activities were halted due to the Covid19 pandemic but now since the restrictions have been lifted the Youth Club is back in action!

The key purpose of youth work is to Enable young people to develop holistically, working with them to facilitate their personal, social and educational development, to enable them to develop their voice, influence and place in society and to reach their full potential.

We attempt to apply this by:

  • Building young people’s self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Developing young people’s ability to manage personal and social relationships.
  • Creating learning opportunities for young people to develop new skills.
  • Encouraging positive group atmospheres.
  • Building the capacity of young people to consider risk, make reasoned decisions and take control.
  • Helping young people to develop a ‘world view’ which widens horizons and invites social commitment.

Kaleem Ashraf, the Youth Club Leader said: “It is very important for kids to be a part of a youth club in this day and age. It not only helps with their physical health but also their mental health.

“The Youth Club is a place where children are free to be young and let go of their worries.”

The New Horizon Trust’s Youth Club offers a range of activities such as Table Tennis, Badminton, Table Football, Pool, Dodgeball, Rounders, Gaming (PlayStation), etc. only for £1 for boys aged 11-17.

The volunteers at the Youth Club are DBS check qualified and first-aid trained.

The Youth Club runs once a week every Sunday from 2pm to 4pm.

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