The Democracy Awareness Campaign conducted by Crescents of Brisbane, AMARAH and the Islamic Council of Queensland through roadshows around the state was concluded on Thursday 23 May in Queensland's Parliament House in Brisbane with the tabling of the report on the project to a small group of invited politicians, government officials and community leaders.
It was also an opportunity to showcase the various Muslim organizations who contribute so significantly to the social, economic and educational fabric of the State.
Crescents of Brisbane's president, Dr Mustafa Ally, who presided over the proceedings, launched the report, after describing the objectives of the project and the model that was adopted at the roadshows as well as the lesson learned from the exercise.
Ms Naseera Naeem (18) spoke of the impact her participation in the Queensland Youth parliament had had on her and her presentation was very well received.
Ms Nora Amath, president of AMARAH, categorized and gave an overview of the various Muslim organizations and their contributions within and outside of the Muslim community, while Mr Mohammed Farouk spoke on the role of ICQ, Ms Hafizah Suleman on Crescents of Brisbane and Ms Salam El-Merebi on AMARAH.
Mr Mohammed Yusuf, president of ICQ, thanked the members of the Muslim community who attended the workshops and the many organizations who lent their support to this initiative. Ms Riffat Gurdezi and Ms Hafizah Suleman were praised for their roles as event co-ordinators for the workshops and the Parliamentary launch respectively.
Minister Glen Elmes sent a letter of congratulations on the success of the launch.