Paving the way for the leaders of tomorrow…! For Year 7 to Year 11 children

STEPS Leadership Programme 2022

About the Programme

The programme comprises of a series of workshops set to inspire young change-makers through a faith-based approach to community activism and spirituality.

The Curriculum

Experienced professionals and volunteers have worked together to develop the Faith Inspire Leadership model that is built on quintessential Islamic vision, values, qualities and action. This programme seeks to empower individuals to navigate this model and units within it, culminating in a more well-rounded individual with a better understanding of various leadership models driven by the Quran and teachings of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).


The Expectation

The young person joining the programme will begin to build confidence in their own ability and develop new skills, ranging from public speaking to finding new and innovative solutions to complex problems. We understand that it can be nerve-racking at first, hence the need to attend regular sessions that will help foster all-important team building skills, culminating in a leadership residential trip away filled with fun activities and challenges. This programme is just the start as it will assist individuals to build and work on local projects, from organising and delivering high-profile events to providing food to the poor and needy, whilst at the same time building their resilience to life’s challenges.


The Service

Delivered by a pool of facilitators and guest speakers with decades of experience in youth and community work, including contributions from specialists in their respective fields. Guest speakers include Imams to CEOs, all adding their own unique perspective to the workshops. Excursions will be organised to get a better feel and understanding of concepts that have been covered in class, and further exploring ideas and themes in real-life settings.

Individuals will be allocated a Group Leader, who will manage a small group of 3-5 participants, overseeing their performance and well-being on the programme and focus on their personal development goals, assisting them at all times on their life journey.

Recognising the achievement of participants with awards that will be presented at the end of the programme with celebrations involving friends, family and the wider community on successfully completing this first part of the journey and starting the next chapter with Faith Inspire.


The £200 fee, what will it cover and why?

The cost of the programme is £250+ without accounting for the countless hours from the organisers and facilitator.

The remainder of the funds will be subsidised by Faith Inspire, from the members contribution, Launch Good Ramadan Campaign and those raised by previous Steps cohort.

The £200 will cover the following:

  • October to July programme
  • Refreshments at every session (snacks and drinks)
  • Faith inspire notebook and welcome pack
  • Classroom and venue hire
  • Transport to fundraising challenge including refreshments
  • The three-day residential cost that includes
    • Transports from London to residential centre (out of London)
    • Accommodations (room share)
    • Three meals a day (breakfast, Lunch, and dinner)
    • Activity centre cost, like archery, high ropes and more
  • Celebration dinner and certificates

We have an option to purchase Faith Inspire branded hoodies and T-shirt on the programme.

When registering at the Eventbrite link, you have an option to pay the full £200 or £50 a initial payment, with the reminder to be paid in full by the start of the first session.

For those that are struggling to make the full or partial payment, we ask you to write to us via email for committee consideration for a waiver. This will be discussed on a case by case basis. Due to limited funds the committees decision will be final.

The Locations

The selected venues can be easily accessed by public transport and has a space to drop off and collect children. It will also be central to the area and easy to locate. The classroom itself will have access to facilities such as AC, smartboards and a space large enough for group work and prayers.

The Details

A 10-month programme comprising of 2-hour sessions each week

In person at classroom, learning environment and external venues.

Starting in October 2022 and finishes in July 2023.

The weekly session will have breaks for half-terms and Ramadan.

Open to all young people aged between Year 7 to Year 11 (boys and girls)

Location Session day Session time Start date
Barking (Barking Learning Centre, Room G12, 2 Town Square, IG11 7NB) Every Sunday 11am – 1pm 16th October 2022

*The Steps programme will not be running in Bradford, Southwark and Hounslow in 2022 but we hope to launch the programme in these areas in 2023. Please follow the Faith Inspire social media pages for updates.


Frequently Asked Questions

I have two children, is there a discount for that?

The programme has been heavily subsidised, and along with regular sessions, it also includes a weekend residential, so unfortunately we are unable to offer any further discount for additional children.

We can, however, offer further subsidies to those unable to afford the full price. We welcome you to email us at and we will review each case on its merit.

Is there segregation in the classroom?

There is no physical barrier segregating the boys and girls in the classrooms, although they will be seated separately. We expect students to learn and develop the required Islamic etiquette when interacting and engaging with the opposite gender, this will assist them in their current situation at school and/or later in higher education or career. The course aims to instil the values of modesty, good Islamic manners in this regard. Our facilitators and people of knowledge will be leading each of the sessions so they will ensure boys and girls abide by Islamic rules.

During the residential (weekend away) each gender will have their own dormitory and any physical activity will only be with their respective gender, to enable greater participation of physical activity. More details will be provided closer to the time of the residential.

Are the sessions held during school half-term breaks?

To ensure young people have a natural break, we have decided not to deliver sessions during half-term breaks, allowing students to spend quality time at home with their families.

We will be following the respective local authority academic calendar. Timetable will be provided for the year, at the start of the session to parents.

There are excursions and trips. When will they take place and will you cover transport and lunch ?

All activity sessions, excursions and trips will be covered by Faith Inspire and we aim to notify parents via email with at least two weeks advance notice.

We will ensure risk assessments are carried out and trained facilitators manage the travel and food.

My children have allergies and/or medical conditions, is this taken into consideration?

Please let us know via email of any allergies or medical conditions. We will try our best to accommodate the students’ needs. If however, we are unable to, we shall be in touch.

My child has special educational needs and requires support?

We are unfortunately not in a position to support children with SEN, as this requires a specialist to be with us during all of the sessions. We are unable to cover the cost of this on this occasion, but it is something we shall endeavor to work on in the future.

Do we need to pick up our child from the centre or can they leave when the session ends?

It is the responsibility of the parents to decide how best the child gets home, we would not be able to stay longer than 15 minutes at the premises after the session ends if we are waiting for a parent, otherwise we will have no choice but to ask the student to leave the premises.

Is there a parents whatsapp group?

Parents will be notified of any changes via email, however we will create a parents group only to communicate Faith inspire course matters strictly. This is optional for parents to join, and details will be shared upon registration. The Whatsapp group is for parents only and no students allowed.

What if my child misbehaves?

We will give a warning to students who misbehave, however, with any incident deemed to be serious, we shall endeavour to arrange a meeting with the student and parents to discuss the best way forward.

My child does not wish to participate any longer on the programme, how should this be managed?

Please inform us at your earliest convenience, and we would be happy to discuss what we can do to better accommodate the student’s needs.

Can parents accompany the child for the weekend residential trip?

Due to safeguarding issues and well-being and development of the child, unfortunately parents are not allowed at the residential or at the sessions. We welcome suggestions or any enquiries on the details of the events we hold.

Parents testimony of the STEPS programme

Participant testimony of the STEPS programme

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