This global endeavour reflects the Ismaili community’s ethic of civic engagement and good citizenship, exemplifying Islam’s core values of service, peace, compassion and care for others. With the intention of expressing our faith in action, Jamati members will be encouraged to take part in volunteering initiatives that give back to our local communities.
The UK Jurisdiction Jamats have chosen the theme of Environmental Stewardship for this inaugural activity, to raise awareness and support global efforts towards helping the environment.
Ismaili CIVIC UK has organised an array of volunteering activities from planting trees, to park and street clean ups; see a list of all projects below.
- Brighton (12 Sept): Leading in cleaning up and recycling an allocated strength at Nottingham’s Robin Hood Marathon
- Reading (19 Sept): volunteering at the Westwood Farm School to improve their forest school for Primary School children
Saturday 25 September 2021
- Birmingham: Organising a park clean-up of Canon Hill Park; as well as undertaking a ‘stewardship pledge’ of reducing plastic and going vegetarian for the weekend.
- Coventry: Working with Five Acres Community Farm to renovate an orchard, plant and pick organic seasonal fruits and vegetables.
- Darkhana: In Partnership with HandsOn London, will have a calendar of events to clear and tidy 3 community gardens over 4 weekend
- Milton Keynes: organising flower planting at Milton Keynes Jamatkhana
- South West London: Partnering with St Raphael’s Hospice Volunteering Department for litter picking, clearing and planting in the garden spaces of the Hospice’s ground
- Stockholm: Organising a park and street clean-up in local shared spaces and across the wider community of Stockholm.
Sunday 26 September 2021
- Amsterdam: Organising a park and street clean-up in local shared spaces and across the wider community of Amsterdam.
- Bristol: In conjunction with Bristol Council and Bristol Waste Company, will be participating in litter picking within the wider community of East Bristol (Fishponds, Easton and Lawrence Hill)
- Copenhagen: Organising a park and street clean-up in local shared spaces and across the wider community of Copenhagen.
- East London: Refurbishing the garden of Orchard Children’s Centres. The project also seeks to create an environment for bees, butterflies, birds and bugs to flourish!
- Glasgow: Organising litter picking at Maxwell Park, Pollock Park and Glasgow University
- Guildford: undertaking little picking activities in local shared spaces and across the wider community. This will be supported by the Lord Mayor of Woking. Lord Mayor Cllr Liam Lyons and Deputy Mayor Cllr Saj Hussein will be in attendance.
- Hatfield: Working with Hatfield Council to organise a little picking event in the town centre
- Leeds/Bradford: Organising tree-planting activities in the garden area of Leeds/Bradford Jamatkhana
- Leicester: Working with Hamilton Hope Church in co-organising a little picking and clean-up event in Hamilton and the surrounding areas
- Manchester: Participating in community litter picking at Gorse Hill Park, Nansen Park and the surrounding streets
- North London:
- Mill Hill: working with Mill Hill Residents Association and the local community to pick litter around Mill Hill East
- Finchley: working with Friends of Finchley Way Open Space to clear and plant in a shared community green space
- North West London: participating in a clean up of Headstone Manor Park and the Brook. Leisure and educational activities will be organised to visit the manor, museum and a tour of the park.
- Nottingham: Leading in cleaning up and recycling an allocated strength at Nottingham’s Robin Hood Marathon.
- Peterborough: In partnership with Litter Wombles have organised a litter picking clean-up of Riverside Walk Embankment.
- Sheffield: Organising tree planting activities in the garden area of Sheffield Jamatkhana
- South London: in collaboration with Croydon Council will be planting Acorns that will grow into Oak trees of 6 nearby schools and across the local area.
- South East London: in collaboration with Croydon Council will be planting Acorns that will grow into Oak trees of 6 nearby schools and across the local area.
- West London: organising a hands-on gardening day by planting flowers at West London Jamatkhana