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Empowering young people with the skills necessary for the challenges of modern life.

With the increasing dissatisfaction of young people and conflicting self-identity within the Muslim community, we believe there is a need for an organisation to guide young people through a challenging time in their lives to achieve their potential.

One of the key factors resulting in the current situation has been the information and technological revolutions creating a world where information is now instantly accessible. However, this means that facts and opinions can often get muddled up with each other causing confusion or misguidance. For this reason, a critical analysis approach is essential to make sense of conflicting information and empower young people to make decisions in a responsible manner.

To help young people achieve this, we  have set up the PILOT programme, part of the FairMind social enterprise, to understand a critical analysis approach in an engaging and interactive way. In addition to a packed programme over 3 days in August with a variety of sessions, young people will be given guidance for self-directed volunteering, sporting and reading projects.

The PILOT programme aims to help young people build confidence in first aid, public speaking, conflict resolution and much more, with the key themes of critical thinking, problem solving and social responsibility running throughout. Upon completion, those who have taken part would also receive a certificate which would enhance their cv or personal statement for university.

Below are just some example of the activitie

elow are just some example of the activities

What is it all about?

PILOT is a brand new venture designed for young people aged 12 to 19, from all backgrounds to learn new skills, build confidence and help them become socially responsible adults.
In addition to a packed programme over 3 days in August with a variety of sessions, young people will be given guidance for self-directed volunteering, sporting and reading projects.

 PILOT Details!

Below are just some example of the activities

  • Critical Thinking
  • Leadership
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Social Responsibility
  • Problem Solving
  • First Aid
  • Sewing
  • Coding
  • Listening Skills
  • Public Speaking
Skills for Life!

PILOT uses engaging interactive sessions to teach practical skills such as first aid, computer coding and public speaking in a relaxed atmosphere. Learning these skills will give you a real sense of achievement in addition to opening up career options and looking great on your CV!

Beat the Boredom!

  • Develope your powers of critical analysis.
  • Solve problems in creative ways.
  • Build your confidence and CV.
  • Learn useful skills e.g First Aid.
  • Become more socially responsible. 

The Pilot Programme Curriculum

Inquiry Activities

 "Complaining about a problem without proposing a solution is called whining"  – Theodore Roosevelt.  "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill.  "Be aware of your thoughts, Be aware of your words, what you speak is what you create" – Andrew Bennet

Practical Activities

Critical Thinking   Problem solving Social Responsibility Building Self Confidence Developing Independence
  • Encountering Fallacies - common errors in reasoning
  • Overcoming prejudice
We experience problems from time to time. Some of our problems are big and complicated, while
others small and easy to solve. Learn the skills to identify and solve problems fairly and constructively.

Developing a sense of duty and accountability towards one's family, community and the environment.

The programme encourages participants to develop community led initiatives, actively participate in solving local issues.

How we think about ourselves controls how we feel and how we feel determines how we behave.

The programme supports development of positive self-concept.

  • Cooking Basics
  • First Aid
  • Practical Skills
  • Budgeting Basics
  • Computing Basics


Programme Details: 

 Time     Day 1   Day 2   Day 3
  Subject Presenter Subject Presenter Subject Presenter
10.00 - 10.30 Ice Breaker    Refugee Awareness   Personal Development  
10.30 - 11.30 Critical Thinking  
 Break Break Break Break
11.45 - 12.45 Public Speaking    Conflict Resolution    Public Speaking  
 Lunch Lunch/Prayer  Lunch/Prayer  Lunch/Prayer
1.45 - 3.00 Sewing   First Aid    Reflections  

PILOT Log book for three days Session


Pilot Themes


In all of our activities we incorporate these five core themes:



Future plans for The PILOT Programme - Info pack



PILOT- First Terms and Condition Participants

PILOT Enrolment and Consent form (word doc)

PILOT Enrolment and Consent form (pdf)

Credits to people who help with the pilot programme.

Mr Kaushar Tai
Mrs Farzana Shabir
Mrs Sehnaz Aslam
Ms Fara Butt
Mr Abdul Kadir
Yasmin Hussain
Rizwana Ahmed
Courtlin Stoker
Dr Amina Dawoodji
Mrs Sofia Dawoodji

All the people mentioned above have very generously volunteered their time and supported the development of the PILOT programme from FairMind. Without their support and belief in the idea this project would not have got off the ground.