THE WILAYA TRUST

Education in Community

About

The Wilaya Trust is a charity dedicated to the development of holistic, community-based education. Based in Oxford, England, the trust aims to cultivate an approach to education in which the cognitive, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of individuals is addressed through the art of living and learning in community. The spiritual perspective of the Wilaya Trust is that of Islam, and the trust draws upon Islamic traditions of education to collaborate with others who similarly wish to uphold and spread ethical and responsible cultures of beauty.

For some of our current programmes, please see here.

About


The Wilaya Trust is a charity dedicated to the development of holistic, community-based education. Based in Oxford, England, the trust aims to cultivate an approach to education in which the cognitive, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of individuals is addressed through the art of living and learning in community. The spiritual perspective of the Wilaya Trust is that of Islam, and the trust draws upon Islamic traditions of education to collaborate with others who similarly wish to uphold and spread ethical and responsible cultures of beauty.

For some of our current programmes, please see here.

Wilaya House


The Trust aims to realise this mission through the establishment of a research and learning centre in Oxford, named ‘Wilaya House’. This centre will serve:

1. as an educational research centre and consultancy, developing solutions for community-based, holistic, and Islamic education;

2. as a community college, providing a range of educational classes and resources that tie together the intelligences of the mind, the hand, and the heart;

3. and as a meeting house, creating a beautiful and welcoming space for young and old to meet and to gather, to learn and to teach, and to cultivate commitments and friendships that are rooted in true community.

Wilaya House also serves as a model centre, which can be replicated by other communities and tailored for their own local requirements.

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Wilaya House

This Trust aims to realise this mission through the establishment of a research and learning centre in Oxford, named ‘Wilaya House’. This centre will serve:

1. as an educational research centre and consultancy, developing solutions for community-based, holistic, and Islamic education;

2. as a community college, providing a range of educational classes and resources that tie together the intelligences of the mind, the hand, and the heart;

3. and as a meeting house, creating a beautiful and welcoming space for young and old to meet and to gather, to learn and to teach, and to cultivate commitments and friendships that are rooted in true community.

Wilaya House also serves as a model centre, which can be replicated by other communities and tailored for their own local requirements.

Wilaya House

Research and Consultancy


The Wilaya House serves as the home of a research centre and consultancy for holistic, community-based, and Islamic education. Researchers work with educators and academics to develop community-based educational models for the educative problems of today, and prepare studies and resources to shape the education of tomorrow. This research in turn informs the work of the consultancy, which receives local and international commissions, from schools and communities, to develop bespoke curricula, books, and software for their contexts.


Community College


Wilaya House also serves as a community college. Here, parents and children, students and life-long learners, can find books, materials, and professional advice on how best to pursue the next leg of their educational journeys. Lectures, seminars, craft workshops, and physical education are offered, alongside a learning resource centre and library on education. Courses are taught by local scholars, health specialists, and craftsmen, thus encouraging self-responsible and resilient communities.


Meeting House


A strong community, with a real stake in its members’ well-being, is necessary for the educational development of an intellectually and emotionally whole person. This is why the centre also serves as a meeting house. It provides a beautiful and welcoming space for local community to meet, hold events, develop friendships, and discover ways of helping one another, personally and professionally. Parents can sip a quiet tea as their children learn crafts and make friends, and families can gather with others who share their own intellectual and moral commitments in occasions of devotion and a setting of tranquility. The centre will also encourage and facilitate the creation of new social enterprises by the community, for the community, with the support and expertise of the Wilaya Trust’s team.

  • Wilaya House


    The Trust aims to realise this mission through the establishment of a research and learning centre in Oxford, named ‘Wilaya House’. This centre will serve:

    1. as an educational research centre and consultancy, developing solutions for community-based, holistic, and Islamic education;

    2. as a community college, providing a range of educational classes and resources that tie together the intelligences of the mind, the hand, and the heart;

    3. and as a meeting house, creating a beautiful and welcoming space for young and old to meet and to gather, to learn and to teach, and to cultivate commitments and friendships that are rooted in true community.

    Wilaya House also serves as a model centre, which can be replicated by other communities and tailored for their own local requirements.

    Wilaya House

    Wilaya House


    The Trust aims to realise this mission through the establishment of a research and learning centre in Oxford, named ‘Wilaya House’. This centre will serve:

    1. as an educational research centre and consultancy, developing solutions for community-based, holistic, and Islamic education;

    2. as a community college, providing a range of educational classes and resources that tie together the intelligences of the mind, the hand, and the heart;

    3. and as a meeting house, creating a beautiful and welcoming space for young and old to meet and to gather, to learn and to teach, and to cultivate commitments and friendships that are rooted in true community.

    Wilaya House also serves as a model centre, which can be replicated by other communities and tailored for their own local requirements.

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  • Research and Consultancy


    The Wilaya House serves as the home of a research centre and consultancy for holistic, community-based, and Islamic education. Researchers work with educators and academics to develop community-based educational models for the educative problems of today, and prepare studies and resources to shape the education of tomorrow. This research in turn informs the work of the consultancy, which receives local and international commissions, from schools and communities, to develop bespoke curricula, books, and software for their contexts.

    Wilaya House

    Research and Consultancy


    The Wilaya House serves as the home of a research centre and consultancy for holistic, community-based, and Islamic education. Researchers work with educators and academics to develop community-based educational models for the educative problems of today, and prepare studies and resources to shape the education of tomorrow. This research in turn informs the work of the consultancy, which receives local and international commissions, from schools and communities, to develop bespoke curricula, books, and software for their contexts.

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  • Community College


    Wilaya House also serves as a community college. Here, parents and children, students and life-long learners, can find books, materials, and professional advice on how best to pursue the next leg of their educational journeys. Lectures, seminars, craft workshops, and physical education are offered, alongside a learning resource centre and library on education. Courses are taught by local scholars, health specialists, and craftsmen, thus encouraging self-responsible and resilient communities.

    Wilaya House

    Community College


    Wilaya House also serves as a community college. Here, parents and children, students and life-long learners, can find books, materials, and professional advice on how best to pursue the next leg of their educational journeys. Lectures, seminars, craft workshops, and physical education are offered, alongside a learning resource centre and library on education. Courses are taught by local scholars, health specialists, and craftsmen, thus encouraging self-responsible and resilient communities.

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  • Meeting House


    A strong community, with a real stake in its members’ well-being, is necessary for the educational development of an intellectually and emotionally whole person. This is why the centre also serves as a meeting house. It provides a beautiful and welcoming space for local community to meet, hold events, develop friendships, and discover ways of helping one another, personally and professionally. Parents can sip a quiet tea as their children learn crafts and make friends, and families can gather with others who share their own intellectual and moral commitments in occasions of devotion and a setting of tranquility. The centre will also encourage and facilitate the creation of new social enterprises by the community, for the community, with the support and expertise of the Wilaya Trust’s team.

    Wilaya House

    Meeting House


    A strong community, with a real stake in its members’ well-being, is necessary for the educational development of an intellectually and emotionally whole person. This is why the centre also serves as a meeting house. It provides a beautiful and welcoming space for local community to meet, hold events, develop friendships, and discover ways of helping one another, personally and professionally. Parents can sip a quiet tea as their children learn crafts and make friends, and families can gather with others who share their own intellectual and moral commitments in occasions of devotion and a setting of tranquility. The centre will also encourage and facilitate the creation of new social enterprises by the community, for the community, with the support and expertise of the Wilaya Trust’s team.

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Endowment


In order to secure its long-term financial independence, the Trust is immediately establishing an endowment, comprising:

• a tuition centre
• an artisanal café
• a portfolio of properties
• an investment portfolio

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Endowment


In order to secure its long-term financial independence, the Wilaya Trust is establishing an endowment portfolio of businesses, properties, and investments.

By 2027, all of the Trust’s activities will be financially self-sustaining, requiring no further fundraising thereafter. In addition to returns from the consultancy’s work, income will be generated from:

• a tuition centre
• an artisanal café
• a portfolio of properties
• an investment portfolio

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Endowment


In order to secure its long-term financial independence, the Trust is immediately establishing an endowment, comprising:

• a tuition centre
• an artisanal café
• a portfolio of properties
• an investment portfolio

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Endowment


In order to secure its long-term financial independence, the Wilaya Trust is establishing an endowment portfolio of businesses, properties, and investments. By 2027, all of the Trust's activities will be financially self-sustaining, requiring no further fundraising thereafter. In addition to returns from the consultancy's work, income will be generated from:

Wilaya House

• a tuition centre
• an artisanal café
• a portfolio of properties
• an investment portfolio

Project Stages and Fundraising


The activities of the Wilaya Trust will be built up over three stages:

1. In the Seed Stage (2017–2019), the Wilaya Trust fundraises and purchases a premises for the Wilaya House, establishes its main services (the educational programmes, the learning resource centre, and the consultancy and research centre), launches the income-generating tuition centre, and begins laying the groundwork for the rest of its endowment portfolio.

2. In Stage One (2020–2022), the Trust’s services are scaled up, all remaining aspects of the endowment are now established (the café, the property portfolio, and an investment portfolio), and the loans begin to be repaid, further securing the property.

3. In Stage Two (2023–2027), all of the Trust’s planned activities are now fully functional, all loans are paid off, and the Wilaya House is now fully secured as a freehold property of the Trust, with an endowment robust enough to ensure that the Trust is self-sustaining in perpetuity.

For more on the Wilaya House, and to learn how you can support the project, please download the prospectus and fill in the following form:
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Support the Project


By supporting the Wilaya Trust, you are investing in the future of community-based, holistic, and Islamic education.

We are looking for philanthropists, donors, and real estate owners who share this vision for the Wilaya House in Oxford. Craftsmen, health specialists, educationalists, and others are all invited to join us in building a new vision of education in community.

For more information about the Wilaya House, and to learn how you can financially support the project and participate, please download the prospectus and fill in the following form:

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Must be an email address
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Support the Project


By supporting the Wilaya Trust, you are investing in the future of community-based, holistic, and Islamic education.

We are looking for philanthropists, donors, and real estate owners who share this vision for the Wilaya House in Oxford. Craftsmen, health specialists, educationalists, and others are all invited to join us in building a new vision of education in community.

For more information about the Wilaya House, and to learn how you can financially support the project and participate, please download the prospectus and fill in the following form:

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Must be an email address
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The Wilaya Trust is a registered charity, no. 1137354.

© 2017 Wilaya Trust
The Wilaya Trust is a registered charity, no. 1137354.

© 2017 Wilaya Trust