Founded in 1998, the Karima al Marwaziyya Foundation (KMF) was set up by a group of volunteers based in High Wycombe with the aims of:
- Supporting the development of young people through the provision of educational, social and recreational activities.
- Helping develop a clear British Muslim identity and a sense of belonging and social responsibilty.
- Allowing access to Islamic teaching, at a variety of levels for the benefit of the community.
As the profile of the Karima al-Marwaziyya Foundation has increased in its stature and activities in the organisation formally gained charitable status with the Charity Commission in 2007. Currently the organisation has 10 members on the committee and a large group of teaching staff and community volunteers.
Over the years these aims have resulted in a number of projects:
- Our flagship projects are our supplementary schools. These not only provide students with a solid grounding in Islamic knowledge but also help develop their character and identity. The intended purpose of which is to develop conscious and socially responsibile young adults. The classes cater for approx 300 students between the ages of 4 to 16.
- Delivering adult learning courses in the various Islamic sciences aimed at providing essential knowledge.
- Supporting open days and events with partner organisations.
- Arts workshops including photography, calligraphy and street art.
- Workshops for young people including weekly youth club and 'Lockdown' youth programme and annual sleep overs.
- Regular trips including residential for young people.
- Running a scout troop, delivering activities for both Beaver's , Cub's and scouts.
- Sports activities for Men, women and children ncluding: Yoga, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu club, Archery, swimming and Tae Kwan Do
- Management of a community centre for the use and benefit of the wider community.
- Management and running of a public community library service.