INITIATIVES

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EMERALD recognises the importance of "knowledge" and encourage the transfer knowledge to those who love to learn. We therefore are proud to host and promote learning, from Islamic Courses (include Journey through the Qur'an and Islamic History - please visit islamiccourses.org - quote 'EMERALD' when booking), through to practical lifestyle courses (eg. life coaching - Eshan by Darren Cheeseman and Postcards: Travel Photography by ALIWAY photography and Arabic by a number of providers).

EMERALD have promoted businesses since the inception in addition to providing a perfect platform where individuals can use the events to promote their venture. In addition, members can use events (and the facebook group) as a forum to undertake research, on instances to test products, sell at the events (via stalls) and more. EMERALD recognises the importance of inspiring entrepreneurs within the Ummah, and connect professionals for mutual and collaborative benefit too, eg. a member seeking Accounting or Legal advice can most often connect at an event to gain trusted contact with professionals. EMERALD will promote Enterprise-related initiatives and seek to showcase businesses via the NEW Directory coming soon. Please get in touch if you are interested in listing on EMERALD directory and/or interested in personal and professional development courses which we will be devising subject to demand.

The core and foundation of EMERALD are the Social events which formed the origin of the Network. Proud to have hosted in excess of 150+ events since the inception in 2004, EMERALD have featured regularly in the UK calendar of events - with something for everyone; ranging from informal small socials (Al Frida, Green Thursdays, Motown Mondays etc), through to annual events such as Iftar on the Thames (with Wharfma.com), "Muslims LOL" Comedy Charity event (with Islamic Relief), New Year City Networking (SquareMileMuslims.org.uk) and Eid Events (across the United Kingdom). In addition to EMERALD's own programme, EMERALD have been delighted to be official promoters of a number of events hosted by other organisations from time to time in a formal capacity (eg. Soul City Arts, and charities) through to flagship events aimed at the Ummah (see Promotions below).

Since 2011 EMERALD have periodically promoted travel excursions hosted by the leading travel operators of its kind in the UK aimed at the Muslim market - IslamicTravels.com - with whom EMERALD have forged a wonderful link which saw many members travel to various destinations of Islamic heritage, including Bosnia, Jordan & Jerusalem, Spain and Turkey. Please visit our trailer for the June 2013 Jordan + Jerusalem highlights video.

Fun social events based around learning, without the formality of academic structure, therefore very much interactive and hands on. To-date EMERALD have collaborated with various providers of such events which include Archery, Street Photography, Mocktail making and Henna. Based on suggestions and demand EMERALD will be delighted to offer a wide range of 'experience' based Masterclasses, get in touch to suggest a theme or if you are a provider/organiser, happy to hear from you, as EMERALD is run by you, for you. Contact us.

EMERALD recognise the diversity in the membership base and always welcome members to take the initiative to derive and manage projects to benefit others. A wonderful example recently include EMERALD MIL'K - "Muslims In London with Kids" - founded and managed by one of the Muslim mums previously volunteered at EMERALD, Sudaf, who has delivered countless Socials for fellow mums. Ideal to connect, share stories and hints and tips amongst the group of Muslim (new) mums. Visit the Facebook page to be kept informed, and offer to volunteer, help Sudaf - seeking proactive reliable volunteers only - a warm welcome and thanks to recent additional helpers.

EMERALD have promoted leading events in the UK Calendar on an official capacity which include Global Peace & Unity at London's Excel, in addition to Mayor of London's 'Eid in the Square". EMERALD also have undertaken campaigns for leading organisations and charities to promote a wide range of causes and events, recent examples include the Urban Muslim Womens Show in London. Please get in touch if you are interested in a promotional campaign - rates vary according to requirements.

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