In what has become a tradition for nearly a decade, Al Siraat participates in the annual Australia-Indonesia Muslim Exchange Program (AIMEP) when we host a number of delegates from Indonesia and the neighbouring region on our College campus here in Epping. The visit traditionally includes a school and a formal discussion with members of our executive leadership team, staff and student leaders.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, this year Al Siraat participated in the first ever virtual AIMEP, hosted by Program Manager Brynna Raffety-Brown.
The program included an opening prayer acknowledgement of country by ASC Co-founder and Principal Mr Fazeel Arain who gave an overview of the values that we aspire to instil in our students, and the holistic learning approach of our school community.
Presentations we also delivered by:
- Ms Rahat Arain, ASC Co-Founder
- Mr Vis Naidu, Head of Secondary School
- Ms Noori Ahmad, SRC Coordinator and
- Ms Gulhan Yoldas, Community Engagement Lead.
Our College Captains Layla Rashid and Humza Ghouse were present via pre-recorded messages for our audience both overseas as well as within Australia.
Faila Wiratama (Year 10G), one of our Indonesian native speakers, gave a presentation in her mother tongue for our overseas guests in which she shared her personal experiences as an Indonesian living in Australia. Faila also expressed her sincere hopes of being able to welcome AIMEP delegates to our campus and host them in person again in the years ahead, inShaAllah.