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Civic Education 10_13_2012

Education and Citizenship Building

A youth association focused on education and citizenship building, COJEM, in partnership with the US Embassy, launched a series of regional seminars about civic education and Islam, targeted to madrassah teachers and students, as well as youth leaders. The DCM, in her remarks, stressed the importance of civic education in establishing democracy and progress. Fourteen thousand Embassy-funded, Arabic-language civic education textbooks will be distributed to madrassahs throughout the country as part of the seminar series. The seminar lecturer discussed the concepts and purpose of being a citizen in Islam.