Programs & Activities
At Daleel, we want to create a strong foundation with thoughtfully structured processes, procedures and programs that positively support, contribute to and facilitate the educational goals of individuals. Our community members are at the heart of every service we design and deliver.
We establish courses, seminars and exhibitions that enrich and nurture the minds of Muslims. We help contribute to building and enriching young Muslim’s lives through their religious and cultural heritage. We help foster a spirit of tolerance and dialogue between individuals, groups within Islam, (Eritreans) and between Muslims and mainstream society. We aid young people in gaining meaningful employment opportunities that lead to fulfilling careers.
We see seniors as the foundation of our community. Seniors have valuable knowledge and experiences that are important to the health, wellbeing and continuation of our community. We want to tap into the rich resources of our seniors; we want to connect the knowledge and experiences of our seniors to the rest of our community so that everyone, especially our youth can benefit.
At Daleel, we understand that knowledge is power. As a young community, one of the challenges we face, is a lack of knowledge and or expertise in educational programming. We have heard of stories where high school students are streamed into applied courses instead of academic courses. This means that upon graduating these young people cannot go to university. Their options are limited because they did not have access to the right information. We want to change this. We want to present parents and students with the information they need to make the right decisions.
The health of a community is vitally dependent on our grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters, daughters and wives. Islam as a religion is a pioneer in women’s rights, including rights of inheritance. In North America, as late as the 1920s, women were considered property. This is a direct contradiction to the rights of women under Islam, given to women over 1400 years ago. Women are the center of our community. We understand that. We respect that. We are heavily committed to nurturing the health and well-being our sisters. We will not shy away from fighting against any cultural injustices that infringe upon the rights of our sisters under Islam.