Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Education and mentoring

CGNews/, Asim Siddiqui, Can madrasahs bridge the education gap for British Muslims?, 23 Feb 2010 "Studies show that poor educational attainment and professional underachievement are prevalent amongst young British Muslims. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, an independent development and social research charity, found that British Muslims are less upwardly mobile than their Hindu, Christian and Jewish counterparts. This trend appears consistent across Europe, where Muslims are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than non-Muslims." Not sure which report this refers to here. The writer is linked to the CEDAR: European Muslim Professional Network. Here's a clip on their Mentoring Programme: