Arabic (Te Reo Māori / English)
Being a parent is a beautiful blessing from Allah, but it can also be really exhausting – especially if you are raising children in a different environment than the one you were raised in. It can become easy to second guess yourself as a parent and question whether you are getting things right. It can also feel difficult to find time to focus on your own wellbeing and social life, which can leave you feeling disconnected and lonely. We recognise that many families in the Muslim community of Ōtautahi (Christchurch) may not have extended family or community support.
Muslim Wellbeing Ōtautahi aims to provide opportunities for parents to connect and socialise, provide spaces for parents to share stories and discuss challenges, and facilitate programmes for parents to learn additional wellbeing and parenting tools.
We know it takes a village to raise a child, we want to ensure our village is connected.