History

Sisters4Islam was founded in 2009 by Jamila Jones who moved from Bristol to Leicester in 2006. The multicultural nature of Leicester drew her to the city where she also sought to embrace the various characteristics of the Asian; Somali; East and West African; Arab and Caribbean communities. However, Jamila felt that it was impossible for outsiders to penetrate any of Leicester’s multi ethnic communities which she felt were in segregated pockets; more so, what she found even harder was to get the appropriate help and support needed by a single woman with children. She was welcomed warmly by each one of the communities but what she felt was amiss and poignantly obvious was the integration of the different communities together. The foundation of her idea was to unite people from all these different backgrounds and to promote community cohesion through various activities to facilitate understanding among all the diverse groups hence fostering harmony and peace.

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