ADULT DA'WAH PROGRAMME
To bridge the communication gap between English and non-English speaking Muslims of all races and as part of IEOSA's contribution to increase literacy amongst the indigenous population, a pilot program was launched in June 1998.
The purpose of the project is to increase the learners exposure to English and to accelerate their learning of the English language, as well as equip them with better communication skills so that they would be able to:
• read and understand the lessons in the IEOSA books,
• speak and communicate more proficiently in the English language,
• to cope with the IEOSA Islamic curriculum in English.
• help improve their reading and tuition skills to better cope with the school curriculum.
Furthermore, on a long term basis, these pupils could carry over what they had learned at Madrasah to the academic school and thereby perform better in the academic subjects. This would equip them to be better students and enable them to secure better passes at school which in turn will encourage them to pursue further study at tertiary level, Inshaa'Allah.
A task team is in the process of producing simple readers in the English medium to enable non-readers and mother-tongue educated students to commence with the program.
The content of the readers is based on:
• Incidents of the Prophets (peace be upon them)
• Incidents related to Tahdhib (Morals)
• Incidents related to Fiqh
The content is written in simple English and contain illustrations to maintain the interest of the students and make it easy to read even for Adults due to its simple format and pleasing presentation.