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Woodfarm Educational Trust

The Woodfarm Educational Trust (W.E.T.) is a registered Scottish charitable company based in East Renfrewshire. The Trust manages the Woodfarm Education Centre (former Woodfarm Sports Centre, 1 Burns Grove, Giffnock, Glasgow G46 7HF), which is the first facility serving the educational, religious, cultural and social needs of East Renfrewshire's Muslim community in its 40+ year history. The objects of the W.E.C. are two-fold:

  • To advance education, culture, heritage and religion for the public benefit among the residents of East Renfrewshire, particularly the Minority Ethnic Muslim Community.
  • To promote religious and racial harmony for the public benefit among the residents of East Renfrewshire.



W.E.C. forthcoming events

 

  • WEC mother and toddler class resumption

    We are delighted to announce that WEC's mother and toddler- Mini Marvels- has started back at WEC again. Tuesday, 10am-12pm. Drop-in weekly sessions, no booking required.

    For more information, please contact: 07702796349



    admin@woodfarmeducationcentre.org.uk
    Mini Marvels
  • NEW: JOB OPPORTUNITY AT WEC

    1. Post Title: Climate Change Project Director

    Reports to: WEC Board
    Start date: 4th March 2017
    Type of Contract: 12 month - until 30th March 2018 (renewable subject to additional funding)
    Location: Woodfarm Education Centre
    Hours per week: 10 hours
    Salary: £26,000 pa pro rata

    CLICK HERE to read full description.

    2. Post Title: Climate Change Project Manager

    Reports to: WEC Board
    Start date: 4th April 2017
    Type of Contract: 12 month - until 30th March 2018 (renewable subject to additional funding)
    Location: Woodfarm Education Centre
    Hours per week: 35 hours
    Salary: £26,000 pa pro rata

    CLICK HERE to read full description.

    3. Post Title: Sustainable Transport Project Champion

    Reports to: Project Manager, Project Director
    Start date: 12th April 2017
    Type of Contract: 12 month - until 30th March 2018 (renewable subject to additional funding)
    Location: Woodfarm Education Centre
    Hours per week: 30 hours
    Salary: £20,000 pa pro rata

    CLICK HERE to read full description.

    4. Post Title: Waste Reduction Project Champion

    Reports to: Project Manager, Project Director
    Start date: 12th April 2017
    Type of Contract: 12 month - until 30th March 2018 (renewable subject to additional funding)
    Location: Woodfarm Education Centre
    Hours per week: 25 hours
    Salary: £20,000 pa pro rata

    CLICK HERE to read full description.

    For further information/informal enquiries email info@greenguardians.org.uk.

  • A Special Interfaith and Diversity Event (coinciding with Mother's Day)

    East Renfrewshire Muslim Forum (ERMF), in conjunction with the monthly WEC Community Family Evenings programme, invite you to a Special Interfaith and Diversity Event (coinciding with Mother's Day) on:

    "The Mother's role in today's Society"
    The Event includes an Interfaith Panel Discussion Session comprising representatives from a number of commmunity and faith groups. Currently confirmed Panel members include co-President of the Glasgow Jewish Rep Council.

    Limited places, dont lose out! Please email your name(s) and age(s) to: admin@woodfarmeducationcentre.org.uk (you will receive confirmation). Creche available, upon request (subject to confirmation)

    ***Draft ERMF Interfaith Programme, Sunday 26th March @ WEC***

    5.45pm: Doors open/Tea & Coffee Reception
    (6pm: WEC Asar Salat/Jamat)
    6.10pm: Welcome by Abdulazeem Climie
    6.15-6.45pm: Talk: "The Mother's role in today's Society" by Shaykh Abdulaziz
    6.45-7.30pm: Interfaith Panel Discussion - led by Abdulazeem Climie (WEC/ERMF) and Evy Yedd (co-President of the Glasgow Jewish Rep Council)
    7.30-8pm: Refreshments (& WEC CCF Project Dissemination) & Close
    (7.50pm: WEC Magrib Salat/Prayer)
  • Adult learn to cycle classes

    Adult learn to cycle classes are due to begin this Tuesday at WEC, we will be running these sessions for only 10 weeks every Tuesday morning. Please register your place & reserve your bike.

    Do take advantage of this opportunity & become a leading member of our WEC cycling community.

    All adults welcome!

    See details below:
    Also keep a lookout for children's learn to ride over the Easter holidays...
  • This year WEC will be investing time & efforts
    into enhancing their cycling facilities & training for our community, last year we were awarded a small grant, The Cycle Friendly And Sustainable Communities Fund) through Cycling Scotland.

    (Details of the project in the link http://www.cyclingscotland.org/our-projects/award-schemes/cycle-friendly-community-project/the-cycle-friendly-and-sustainable-communities-fund/201617-funded-projects).

    We are looking to revive our Free Bike Hire/Loan scheme, invest in more cycle tools so that you will be able to maintain your own bikes onsite through our maintenance tools. Don't worry we will be providing a number of Bike Maintenance training, through a third party, along with a number of cycle training courses.

    We are looking for keen cyclist volunteers to take part in the professional training & then support us in filtering the professional training back into our WEC community to train people to cycle.
  • Woodfarm Education Centre (WEC) invites you to their Family Fun Day on Sunday 6 November 2016 from 12.00pm to 6.00pm.

    With free entry to this all day event, not only will you have fun, fun, fun but you will help WEC raise vital funds for their Centre so they can continue providing valuable services to the community and wider public.

    Bouncy castle, Face painting, candles, clothes, food, cake stalls, refreshments, jewellery and henna stalls and a lot more. WEC Fun Day 2016
  • 2016-17 WEC iSyllabus School admissions now open
    Woodfarm Education Centre are excited to announce that we will be teaching another year of WEC iSyllabus For Schools for the academic year 2016/2017. Classes will be starting this October 2016 and enrolment is now OPEN.

    To enrol please provide your child's Name, and age to the following email address: wecisyllabusforschools@gmail.com

    Year 1 and Year 2 intake only.
    (Y3 still to be confirmed)

    We are also looking for candidates to teach the courses with full training provided. This is open to iSyllabus and Non-iSyllabus Students.
    *Please note a disclosure will be carried.iSyllyabus

  • 5th Annual East Renfrewshire Diversity Day co-organized by WEC on 1 Sep 2016

    Allhamdulillah the 5th Annual East Renfrewshire Diversity Day co-organised by WEC, on 1 Sep 2016, was a massive success as always!

    This high profile event was jointly organised by WEC and Maccabi GB Scotland in association with the The Faith forum and East Ren Council. The event saw almost 200+ local primary six pupils attend and appreciate diversity and interfaith in an interactive, fun and active environment!

    The East Ren Diversity Day has also received acknowledgment and appreciation from the Scottish Parliament! Diversity

    Thank you to our fantastic WEC youth panel volunteers without whom this event could not have been such a success!

  • WEC Family Dinner - Social Duties of a Muslim: with Shaykh Abdul Aziz,

    05:30pm on Saturday 19th March, 2016

    Come along for Costa Coffee & Krispy Creme Doughnuts as part of CCF project end celebration from Green Guardians team. Also smoothies and fresh fruits.

    admin@woodfarmeducationcentre.org.uk
    Family Dinner
  • WEC Health Awareness & Islamic Perspective on Organ Donation,

    31st January, 2016
    Doors Open: 5:00pm - Free Health Check
    5:30 - 6.00pm - Kidney Research UK Speakers
    6:00 - 7.00pm - Talk by Shaykh Abdul Aziz
    7:00 - 7:30pm - Q&A followed by Dinner/Health Check/Presentation by WEC CCF Team
    8:00pm - Isha Prayer

    admin@woodfarmeducationcentre.org.uk
    Health Awareness
  • 2015 Eid for Orphans Bazaar - Bringing Hope to Orphans, at WEC, on Sunday, 20 Sep 2015, 11AM-5PM

    This exciting event is being organized by our local community youth volunteers and is aimed at raising money for orphans in need. It will be a fantastic fun day out for all the family, so come along and see what we have in store!

    Come and enjoy the clothes, hot desi food, cakes, sweets, popcorn, toys, mehndi, face paint, massage and pampering, nail bar, arts and crafts, bouncy castle, sumo suits, calligraphy, games and activities for kids, and much, much more!!!

    This will be a great chance for some last minute Eid shopping and pampering, you will be able to buy clothes, jewellery, bangles and hijabs at great discounted prices!

    All proceeds from the day will be going to a number of children's charities to help orphans including Umma Welfare Trust and Save The Children.

    Bring along your family and friends and enjoy the day while preparing for Eid!!

    A free event not to be missed!

    Main sponsor: Foodasia Supermarket

    For further enquiries please contact 07717947093

    Charity event
  • ER Diversity Day Programme

    On Thursday 3 September 2015, Primary 6's from Calderwood Lodge, St John's, St Mark's and St Thomas' Primary Schools will visit the Barrhead Foundry to participate in East Renfrewshire Diversity Day 2015.

    In the morning, pupils will attend an Exhibition of Faiths and Cultures, participate in an Art Competition and develop their team-building skills through Sports.

    In the afternoon, an award ceremony will be held and attended by Councillors of East Renfrewshire. Parents and Guardians of the participating children have also been invited to attend. Adult and Youth Leaders will also play a vital part in helping to facilitate the day.

    ER Diversity Day 2015
  • WEC iSyllabus For Schools Pre-Registrations now open for 2015

    Now Accepting new applications into Year 1, 2 and Year 3.

    For more information and to receive the full information pack please email the address provided in the flyer below.

    Registration Date: 1st September 2015 at 7.30pm.
    Course Starts week beginning 7th September.

    Limited spaces, apply now to avoid disappointment. WEC iSyllabus For Schools
  • NEW: JOB OPPORTUNITY AT WEC!!

    CCF funded WEC Low-carbon Living Awareness Programme (WEC-LOCAB)

    1) Post title: WEC Project Manager

    Start date: As soon as possible

    Type of Contract: Fixed-term until 31 March 2016 (renewable subject to additional funding)

    Hours per week: 37 hours per week
    Salary / Rate of Pay: £24,000 pa pro rata
    Vacancy Details: The key skills we are looking for include;

    • Educated to degree level or equivalent
    • Diplomacy is central to this role. The candidate will have experience of communicating and engaging with a range of BME and wider community on sustainability and climate change issues to drive our ambitions to deliver our climate change project goals
    • We need someone who can manage challenging projects, with excellent IT and presentation skills and have knowledge of key climate change issues and how they relate to individuals, community, business and local government organisations
    • With an ability to challenge traditional solutions and approaches, we need a strategic manager who is forward thinking and innovative in his/her outlook

    Full Job Description and further details available on request (E-mai: admin@woodfarmeducationcentre.org.uk )

    This post will be advertised until it is filled i.e. there is no deadline for receipt of applications (which should be sent by email to admin@woodfarmeducationcentre.org.uk, to include a full CV, contact details for 3 referees, and a covering letter identifying relevant skills, experience and expertise)

    (Only short-listed candidates will be contacted)

    For further information/informal enquiries, email: admin@woodfarmeducationcentre.org.uk

    http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Environment/climatechange/ccf/projects/CCF20
  • WEC Family Dinner Evening with Shaykh Abdul Aziz and Diabetes UK, on "How to live a spiritually and physically healthy Ramadhan", Saturday, 6 June 2015, 6.30PM-9PM

    (free egisteration on-line via: http://wec-family-june-2015.eventbrite.co.uk/ )
  • NEW: JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT WEC!!

    CCF funded WEC Low-carbon Living Awareness Programme (WEC-LOCAB)

    1) Post title: WEC Project Manager

    Type of Contract: 1 Year (renewable subject to additional funding)

    Hours per week: 37 hours per week
    Salary / Rate of Pay: £24,000 pa pro rata
    Vacancy Details: The key skills we are looking for include;

    • Educated to degree level or equivalent
    • Diplomacy is central to this role. The candidate will have experience of communicating and engaging with a range of BME and wider community on sustainability and climate change issues to drive our ambitions to deliver our climate change project goals
    • We need someone who can manage challenging projects, with excellent IT and presentation skills and have knowledge of key climate change issues and how they relate to individuals, community, business and local government organisations.
    • With an ability to challenge traditional solutions and approaches, we need a strategic manager who is forward thinking and innovative in his/her outlook

    Full Job Description and further details available on request (E-mai: admin@woodfarmeducationcentre.org.uk )

    2) WEC Energy Efficiency Officers (2 Part-time positions)

    Post title: WEC Energy Efficiency Officer

    Type of Contract: 1 Year Year (renewable subject to additional funding)
    Hours per week: 37 hours per week
    Salary / Rate of Pay: £17,000 pa pro rata

    Purpose of the position

    To support the WEC Project Manager in the delivery of the WEC Climate Change project, including providing energy efficiency advice to 500 members of the BME community with an aim to cut 506.98 tonnes CO2e emissions among 100 households in East Renfrewshire. This will be coupled with supporting improvement in energy efficiency measures in the local Community-owned building and promoting eco-friendly initiatives.

    We are recruiting two part time community workers rather than one full time worker for greater diversity of experience amongst the WEC project workers. We aim to preferably recruit workers from BME communities with multi-lingual skills.

    Full Job Description and further details available on request (E-mai: admin@woodfarmeducationcentre.org.uk )

    Deadline for receipt of full applications (to be sent by email to admin@woodfarmeducationcentre.org.uk, to include a full CV, contact details for 3 referees, and a covering letter identifying relevant skills, experience and expertise): 5PM, Friday, 13 March 2015

    Interviews will be held during 18-20 March 2015. All jobs are expected to start on 1 April 2015.
    (Only short-listed candidates will be contacted)

    For further information/informal enquiries, email: admin@woodfarmeducationcentre.org.uk http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Environment/climatechange/ccf/projects/CCF20
  • Badminton session on Friday, 20 Feb, meet up at WEC @ 6.45PM

    Only limited places left, starting this Friday, 20 Feb, meet up at WEC @ 6.45PM, and then head with the WAYC Group to Woodfarm High School for professionally coached Badminton Sessions (first drop-in/taster Session free!).


    Opportunity for progression to WEC Badminton team - who recently won the 1st annual Scottish Interfaith Championship! ( )
  • Congratulations to WEC on being awarded a grant from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund - Round 20!

    Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Aileen McLeod, announced on 26 January 2015 the award of £2.86 million for 33 community-led projects in the 20th round of grants from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund.

    WEC is delighted to announce that it has been one of the successful candidates. Climate change is a serious threat facing the world. The Climate Challenge Fund is all about supporting communities to tackle climate change by reducing their carbon emissions. The Scottish Government recognises climate change will have far reaching effects on Scotland's economy, its people and its environment and is determined to play its part in rising to this challenge.

    WEC's long-term vision is to promote a world in which people from all faiths, and with no faith, work and act together to care for the planet and its people by addressing shared challenges such as climate change, social and economic justice, and communities living peacefully together.

    A number of jobs will be funded by this project, including a WEC Project Manager/Co-ordinator, and Energy Efficiency Officers. These will be advertised here shortly - watch this space!

    For further information/informal enquiries, email: admin@woodfarmeducationcentre.org.uk http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Environment/climatechange/ccf/projects/CCF20
  • WEC Young Believers class resumes 11 Oct 2014!

    The highly popular WEC weekend Young Believers Class (for children aged 5-10 years) resumes on 11th October (and runs every Saturday, 11am-12.20pm)!

    Details below - limited spaces as usual, book your place(s) now, by the 3rd of OCTOBER to avoid missing out!

    Islamic learning in a fun environment to develop your child(ren)'s intellectual, spiritual and social needs. Topics include: Quran Storytelling; Seerah; 10 promised companions of Paradise; 5 pillars of Islam; Prophets Sulaiman, Dawood, Nuh and Musa; morals and manners plus projects, role play, and sports activities.

    Classes led by experienced WEC volunteers and qualified sports coaches (Sr Nayab Ahmad & Sr Anfaal Ahmad). Volunteers welcome to help out, as always (including all SALTIRE awards aspirants!) Fee for first 8-week Block (11 Oct - 29 Nov): Only £30 per child, £50 for two siblings, £65 for three siblings To reserve your child's place, please email your contact number and your child's name and age to:

    admin@woodfarmducationcentre.org.uk (you will receive confirmation by return email).

    Older children (aged 10-11) who successfully complete this WEC YB course, will be able to progress to the WEC iSyllabus School (for 11-14 year olds) Year 1 next year, inshaaAllah!
  • WEC, in partnership with Taekwondo Scotland, brings to you the most popular martial art for effective self defence: Taekwondo, weekly classes for males and females (all levels) starting from 13th and 14th August respectively.

    Limited places, reserve yours now!

    Only £3.50 per person per session or £5 per session for two family members. Monthly discounts also available!

    Taekwondo

  • Masha'Allah! Many congratulations to our WEC volunteer, Haji Rafique Choudry, for winning the prestigious East Renfrewshire (ER) Volunteer of the Year Award, at the 2014 ER Volunteer Awards Ceremony, organized by elected ER representatives in Newton Mearns, on 31 May 2014.

    ER Volunteer Award

     

  • WEC Scottish Muslim Youth Imamat (SMYI) Workshop, 12PM-3.30PM, Sun, 24 Aug 2014

    WEC is delighted to announce a first of its kind Workshop Series aimed at training Scottish Muslim Youth (aged 12-25) for organizing, and personally carrying out Imamat (leadership) duties for their daily religious observances, particularly weekly Friday Jumah salats, in their local Schools, Universities and Workplaces.

    The first SMYI Workshop, led by our Shaykh Ruzwan Muhammad, will focus on religious educational and the Imamat needs of School pupils (aged 12-18), and will take place after Ramadhan, on Sun, 24 Aug, 12PM-3.30PM - with the following objectives:

    1. Educate School pupils (and parents) on the importance, including their legal rights, of organizing daily, and in particular weekly Friday jumah, prayer provision in their respective Schools.

    2. Train participating youth (from across East Renfrewshire, Glasgow and Scottish Schools) on how to organize and fulfil essential religious requirements for personally leading/imamat of weekly Friday jumah prayers in their respective Schools.

    WEC SMYI Workshop Programme (provisional):
    Sun, 24 Aug, 2014

    12.00PM-12.45PM: Doors open, registrations and complementary buffet lunch
    12.45PM-1.00PM: Quran recitation and Introduction
    1.00PM-1.30PM: Talk on "Practising religious observances at School - islamic and legal perspectives"
    1.30PM-2.00PM: Interactive Practical Imamat Training Session-I
    2.00PM-2.30PM: Zuhur Jamat & Tea/Coffee break
    2.30PM-3.15PM: Interactive Practical Imamat Training Session-II
    3.15PM-3.30PM: Concluding Wrap Up Session

    The interactive SMYI Workshops are FREE and open to all, but pre-registration is required, free via:
    http://wec-smyi-2014.eventbrite.co.uk/
  • 1 Day Introduction to Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
    Woodfarm Education Centre in Glasgow, Saturday, August 23 at 10:30am - 4:30pm

    PROPOSED DATE FOR THIS COURSE IS NOW 23 AUGUST. WE WILL ANNOUNCE CONFIRMED DATES IN DUE COURSE.

    WEC is delighted to present a unique NLP Introductory Course @ WEC on 23 August- designed and delivered by our very own Master NLP Trainer and Educator, Shahid Akmal.

    *By attending this course, you will also have the opportunity to register for the full Certified NLP Practitioner Training at WEC over 2 modules between Friday 16 May to Sunday 18 May and Thursday 29 May to Sunday 1 June, from 10am-6pm. Attendance at this 1 day program will entitle you to a discount for the full 2 module training and a unique opportunity to have your fee for this course refunded!*
  • WEC Imam Classes 2014
  • WEC Yoga Classes
  • WEC iSyllabus School, started Wed, 25 Sep, (every Wed, 6.30-80pm)!

    Excellent News mashaAllah! WEC is delighted to pilot the new iSyllabus for Schools Course!!

    A groundbreaking new Islamic Studies programme for 11-15 year olds (for this year, the course is specifically targeted at 11-13 year olds).

    This fully-structured, year long course (with weekly 2-hour classes) covers everything a young Muslim needs to know about Islam.

    Pupils will take part in engaging and enjoyable lessons, with parents being regularly updated of their progress. In addition to learning all about their faith, pupils will have the opportunity to take part in competitions, trips and projects throughout the year.

    The material in the Year 1 Workbook details the five pillars of Islam, the articles of faith, the life of the Prophet Muhammad (s), adab and akhlaq (morals and manners), Islamic Law, Living Islam and themes from the Qur’an. The Workbook, received by each pupil, is a complete full-colour, structured Islamic Studies course, with 72 engaging, informative and challenging lessons.

    Registration is Now Open! Very limited places, strictly first come first served policy is in operation.

    Course Start date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013

    Weekly class time: Wednesdays, 6.30PM-8.30PM.

    For more information, and to pre-register your child(ren), email the WEC iSyllabus School Admin Team at: admin@woodfarmeducationcentre.org.uk

    Dont forget to 'like' WEC's FB page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Woodfarm-Education-Centre/129335583796748?fref=ts so you can be be kept updated of other exciting forthcoming community projects and initiatives.
  • Shaykh Habib ur Rahman's fortnightly WEC "Ahl-ul- Bait (Family of Last Prophet)" Lecture Series (in English) continues every Sunday, after Maghrib salat (see times above).

    Brothers and Sisters both welcome, as always. Free entry and refreshments. This is the first-ever Scotland-wide regular Lecture Series on this topic, launched by WEC on 28 November 2012.
  • WEC is planning to launch Arabic Language Course (Level 1: for Beginners, 1st 10 week Block)- Starting soon - please register your interest by emailing: admin@woodfarmeducationcentre.org.uk Always wanted to learn classical Arabic - the language of the HolyQuran?

    Here`s an excellent opportunity to enroll on a new weekly Arabic Language Course (Level 1: for Beginners, 1st 10 week Block)starting at WEC very soon. Two hour session per week. Limited spaces available - please reserve your place(s)now to avoid disappointment by sending your name and contact detailsto: admin@woodfarmeducationcentre.org.uk or 07807673119.

    Brothers andsisters (over 16) all welcome. Course Fee: £100 per (ten week 20 hour) Block (payable on registration day)Discounted fee for students/unemployed/senior citizens: £50 per (tenweek/20 hour) Block
  • Weekly Friday Jumah Salat for adults (brothers and sisters - every Friday, 12:50pm - 1:15pm [during British Winter] and 2pm [during British Summer]) and daily Salats (please see congregation (Jama'at) time at the top of this screen).

    The weekly WEC "Friday/Jumah Salat programme" for adults started on Friday 25th November and is continuing. Brothers and Sisters are both welcome.

    Note that this weekly Jumah programme, which is the first ever in East Renfreshire in the last 40 years, is in addition to the ongoing (hugely popular, and first of its kind) weekly Jumah programme for local School children that takes place during their lunch break, every Friday, 12:25PM-12:45PM (during British Winter Time), and after School (3pm) during the British Summer Time, from 3PM (so the children do not have to miss their classes!).

    In addition, there are daily five times Salats (please see congregation (Jama'at) time at the top of this screen held at WEC.
  • URGENT WEC APPEAL 2012: WEC acquisition from ER Council confirmed on 12 April 2012!

    The leader of East Renfrewshire Council, Councillor Jim Fletcher visited WEC on Friday, 13 April 2012, to announce the good news to the local Muslim community. The Centre’s acquisition from the local Council by the Trustees had been officially confirmed by the ERC Cabinet at its meeting on 12 April, with the charitable Woodfarm Educational Trust retaining eventual outright ownership of the facility and its grounds, and with current major restrictions no longer in place.


    Councillor Fletcher said: “I am delighted that this overdue facility now finally belongs to the local Muslim community and I am very pleased that it has been such a tremendous success since its opening in ramadhan of 2010.” Trust Chair Mr Rashid said: “The Trustees and the local Muslim community shall always remain indebted to Councillor Fletcher and his colleagues, Ken Macintosh MSP and Jim Murphy MP, for their unflinching support over the past four years, which has made this historic success possible. We look forward to further building on this together.”

    Appeal: In order to build on its great success over the past 2 years, which has culminated in the Woodfarm Educational Trust now acquiring the facility from the Council, the Trust is now looking to raise £115,000 in order to pay back the qarz-e-hasana (interest free loans) received from the community as part of the purchase payment, and to carry out long needed refurbishments to the roof, aged (oil-based) heating system and car park as well as to help maintain the building for our generations to come.

    Radio Ramadhan Glasgow generously donated more than £7,000 and over £50,000 was raised at the last WEC fund raising dinner on 25 Sep 2011. A further £50,000 was raised during last Ramadhan 2012.

    Please play YOUR part in our efforts and remember the Muslim community has never had such a central facility in the 40 years it’s been in East Renfrewshire.

    Please collect a Pledge Card from the Centre or download it from the website. Also Direct debit forms are available at the Centre and online. Please also support the upcoming fundraising events.
  • WEC Facilities Available for Hire – subject to availability

    - to all local community members, for educational, social and cultural events. WEC facilities include a large multi-purpose Hall (upto 150 seating capacity), five good sized multi-purpose rooms and a fully equipped kitchen

    – please contact WEC admin@woodfarmeducationcentre.org.uk or call us on 07807673119 to check availability and request an application form. Alternatively download the hire application form here.



W.E.C. recent events

 

  • First Annual Scottish Medical Applications Workshop (WECMED) was organized and hosted by WEC on 6 Sep 2014.

    I really enjoyed attending the Workshop today as it was both incredibly informative and extremely enjoyable. Both of the Medical students were able to answer any question that was thrown at them and the UKCAT tips were very helpful. Dr Ghouri's talk was also very helpful as it gave a clear insight into the life of a doctor. I would love for the workshop to happen again next year and benefit other students!' - Student Attendee 'Very good session, we should have regular sessions like this' - Student Attendee Some of the feedback from another over-subscribed first-of-its-kind event organized by WEC (https://www.facebook.com/events/623057154433858/ ), this time with the aim of helping prospective medical and dental students!

    Special thanks to the Medical students (WEC Youth Leaders): Moiz Shah and Zain Hussain, for organizing the first annual 2014 WecMed, and our invited Speakers: Dr Nazim Ghouri, Fahd Safdar, Dr Asmar Akram and Dr Fahd Mahmood for their inspiring talks on the day. Thanks also to Mrs Shaheen Rashid for sharing her invaluable experience on personal statements, and to all Schools who helped advertise the event to their pupils, whose attendance made this event such a huge success masha'Allah!

    Watch out for the next 2015 WecMed!!

    Note: 2014 WecMed was a follow-on event to the second annual 2014 WEC Careers Day ( https://www.facebook.com/129335583796748/photos/a.199579123439060.49356.129335583796748/752110508185916/?type=1&theater )
  • 2nd Annual WEC Careers Information Day was held on 30 Aug, 2014 Masha'Allah! Another successful WEC Careers Day, with special guests, including Skills Development Scotland, Police Scotland and NHS, as well as high turnout! Thank you to all attendees and speakers. Some of the feedback:

    "we should have regular informative sessions like this, at least two times a year" School pupil "well organised event, staff made us feel very welcome, enjoyable event", Scottish Skills Development (SDS) Representative (For more information on the exciting day, see:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/651527954869696/ )

    Watch out for the next 2015 WEC Careers Day,
  • WEC Monthly Family Dinner Evening with Shaykh Abdulaziz was held on 20 Sep, on the topic: "Essence of Hajj"

    (https://www.facebook.com/events/508941072575895/ )
  • 4th Annual East Renfrewshire (ER) Diversity Day held on, 4 Sep 2014!

    WEC was lead co-organizer of the 2014 East Renfrewshire (ER) Diversity Day again this year, held on 4 Sep 2014, with national recognition from the Scottish Parliament!

    For more information on this annual inter-faith event, read on!

    Diversity in East Renfrewshire was celebrated through the holding of a daylong event, the fourth time this has happened in East Renfrewshire and the first time it has been held in Barrhead.

    The 2014 ER Diversity Day was held on Thursday 4th September and over 150 Primary 6 pupils from Carlibar, Cross Arthurlie, Neilston and Springhill and Auchenback primary schools from across East Renfrewshire attended the event at Barrhead Sports Centre.

    As in previous years (see details of the 2013 Diversity Day at:

    https://www.facebook.com/129335583796748/photos/a.199579123439060.49356.129335583796748/574452609285041/?type=1&theater ),

    the high profile event was organised by representatives of the Woodfarm Education Centre, Maccabi GB Scotland, ER Faith Forum, Diversity ER and East Renfrewshire Council's Active Schools, Sports Services, Education and Equality teams. Further support and sponsorship was provided by a number of organisations including the Scottish Police Muslim Association, Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, UJIA, Interfaith Glasgow and the Rouken Glen Garden Centre.

    In the morning the pupils visited an Exhibition of Faiths and Cultures, participated in a diversity themed art competition and developed their team-building skills through a number of sporting activities. In the afternoon, an award ceremony was held and attended by a number of dignitaries including East Renfrewshire Councillors, Officers and Parliamentary colleagues. Pupils from Barrhead High School provided musical entertainment playing the Dholi Drums while pupils from Calderwood Lodge Primary School also supported the event.

    Awards were presented to the participating schools, young people, adults, volunteers as well as winning Sports and Art Champions.

    The day once again received national recognition from the Scottish Parliament by way of a Parliamentary motion submitted by Ken Macintosh MSP and further supported by MSPs across Scotland.

    Chairman of the ER Diversity Day Organising Committee, and WEC Youth Leader, Usman Ali said, "Thank you to Barrhead for being such great hosts. Once again, it is great to see the various schools, organisations and council services working together along with the support of youth and adult volunteers. Our vision, our mission and our dream is that ER Diversity Day becomes a day of great celebration, right across East Renfrewshire, in every home, in every community, in every school, organisation and council service. A day of celebration that is treated just like Christmas, Eid, Hanukah or Diwali. And in time, a day of celebration that can be held right across Scotland."

    School staff, Parents and guardians also attended the event as well as adult and youth leaders, who played a vital part in helping to make the day a great success.
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Our Achievements

 

Cemetery Handover

 

Alhamdulillah! Another Historic Achievement for the East Renfrewshire and Glasgow Muslim community!

Congratulations to the East Renfrewshire (ER) and Glasgow Muslim Community...By the grace of the Almighty, the new ER Muslim Cemetery acquired from the ER Council, is now fully operational! CLICK HERE to read full story.

 

ER Volunteer Award

 

Masha'Allah! Many congratulations to our WEC volunteer, Haji Rafique Choudry, for winning the prestigious East Renfrewshire (ER) Volunteer of the Year Award, at the 2014 ER Volunteer Awards Ceremony, organized by elected ER representatives in Newton Mearns, on 31 May 2014.

Badminton brings youngsters together

 

Badminton brings youngsters together

 

The Scottish Interfaith Badminton Tournament was organised by the Woodfarm Education Centre in partnership with Orchardhill Park Church and the Maccabi Centre in Giffnock, and took place at Williamwood High sports hall.

Award

Award Ceremony

Many congratulations and a BIG Thank you to the community, supporters and volunteers for helping WEC’s success in attracting people from all backgrounds, as a sign of its continuing viability as a magnet for community integration, to be recognized at the national level by winning the prestigious 2012 Scottish Minority Ethnic Achievement "Spotlight" Award – a national award that "recognises organisations or individuals who have demonstrated exceptional standards in promoting race equality, diversity and inclusion".

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