Sweden gets its first Muslim folk high school

After three years as a branch of a Baptist folk high school, Kista Muslim Folk High School became Swedens first Muslim folk high school January 8. The schools principle Abdulkader Habib says the school is an answer to the needs of the neighborhood, in the northwest of Stockholm, with its large immigrant population. He explains the school to be a produce of a close collaboration between Muslims and Christians in Kista, with the intention to have a positive effect on the educational development on the local community, using ideas and tools of the peoples education era fifty years ago.

The school is to be open to everyone, not only to Muslims. “This can help integration – or development, as I rather want to call it”, Abdulkader Habib says.

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