Children's Classes (ages 5 -10 years)
“Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom." Bahá’u’lláh
Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment ( ages 11 - 14 years )
"... the Bahá'í community ... seeing in junior youth instead altruism, an acute sense of justice, eagerness to learn about the universe and a desire to contribute to the construction of a better world." Ridván Message 2010
Children are the most precious treasure a community can possess for in them is the promise of the future. For this to be realized, moral/spiritual education assumes vital importance lest childhood be overwhelmed by aggressive materialistic ends.
Older youth or young parents often take responsibility for the development of those younger than themselves.
Educational programs to train Children's Class teachers, ready lesson plans and materials facilitate this process. First year Children's Classes focus on virtues such as love, kindness, generosity and truthfulness. Lessons include the memorization of short quotations, singing songs, storytelling, playing games and colouring.
If you are interested in the spiritual education of children, please contact us.
The program for junior youth accompanies youngsters through this critical life stage, helping them develop a strong sense of moral purpose through study, service and friendship in a group setting.
Every week 5-10 junior youth meet with animators for 1 to 2 hours. They listen to/read stories based on qualities such as kindness, justice, and honesty. Through discussion they develop their powers of expression, the capacity to make positive decisions and plan/execute small service projects. Other activities include arts, games, drama and sports.
If you would like to involve your junior youth or serve as a youth animator, please contact us.
Youth (ages 15+ years)
“....a desire to bring about constructive change and a capacity for meaningful service, both characteristic of your stage of life, are neither limited to any race or nationality, nor dependent upon material means. This bright period of youth you share is experienced by all - but it is brief, and buffeted by numerous social forces. How important it is, then, to strive to be among those who, in the words of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, ‘plucked the fruit of life’.” The Universal House of Justice
Youth are warmly invited to all activities of the Bahá'í community. The period of youth is one in which important life decisions are made; what will I study?, what will my life's work be?, will I marry and have a family?, etc. Underlying these important questions is a fundamental orientation to life: will it be one devoted to the service and welfare of humanity or to a life of materialistic pursuit?
Please consider your contribution to the world of humanity and join us in devotional meetings, study circles, as a teacher of Children's classes or as an animator of Junior Youth. Contact us.