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Islamic youth camp at Harrow Central Mosque 'huge success'
Harrow children have been learning about Islam at a Ramadan youth camp organised by a group of graduates.
The six-day camp at Harrow Central Mosque in Station Road was organised by newly-qualified teacher Usman Choudhury, 22, and three friends in a bid to make Islamic teaching more fun for youngsters.
The group have put on a range of activities, including teaching the children between six and 13 years old how to use a daf – a drum used in Middle Eastern traditional music.
Mr Choudhury said: “It was one of my friend’s ideas to try to organise a youth camp around Ramadan to try and teach the kids basic Islamic stuff and try and make it a bit more fun.
“We started handing out flyers outside the mosque, and our plan was to get 50 children – but we ended up with 60 and a waiting list so it’s been a huge success.”
The camp started last Tuesday and runs between 10am and 4pm until Thursday.