Education Outreach Programme

FSTC UK are dedicated to helping schools and colleges, parents and young people discover their shared dynamic heritages in this global and interdependent age. It has an educational outreach to enrich school curricula in order to highlight the shared cultural and scientific inheritance of humanity. It helps to redress the historical inaccuracies that exist not just in relation to Muslim civilisation but also other major world civilisations which, taken together, have significantly contributed to our modern world.

FSTC UK’s educational resources are based on scientific methodology/peer-reviewed scholarship and is non-political, non-sectarian, and non-religious in its approach. It does remain sensitive to the cultural and religious traditions in its exploration of the historic roots of science and technology.

Most taught subjects, especially Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) refer mainly to Western scientists and inventions. FSTC UK therefore compiled an Education Portfolio including a Teachers’ and Lecturers’ Pack for Schools and Universities, that provide a much needed teaching reference tool to enable teachers to cherry-pick information, design class sheets, perform experiments and organise group projects that acknowledge the cultural roots of science and contributions made by all cultures. Through charitable donations, FSTC seek to distribute these educational portfolios globally and translate them into different languages.

FSTC UK hopes this will improve communication, enhance inter-cultural respect and generate ways of working together to build a better future for all by:

  • Providing role models, for young men and women, who excelled in their life whilst at the same time upholding the moral values and aspirations of the societies in which they lived.
  • Acting as a counter to the stereotypes, prejudice and racism, and levels of ignorance that pervades much of our world in relation to other cultures that have contributed to civilisation.
  • Encouraging young people to increase their engagement with, and seek careers in, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
  • Demonstrating that the modern world is the product of the complementary nature of many civilisations.
  • Developing products and processes for curriculum enrichment that can have universal application as well as in schools.

FSTC UK also collaborates with other educational organisations and charities, including ERF, Education Relief Foundation, www.educationrelief.org.

Based in Geneva, ERF is a tax-exempt not-for-profit and non-governmental organisation (NGO) that serves to develop and promote a new approach to education that emphasises the importance of balance and inclusivity in the curriculum offered to young people.