My name is Furqan Haider and I live in Luton. I just recently got back from a camp, which IUS organised for their volunteers in order that teams within IUS could network and help one another with to achieve IUS aims and objectives. I was representing the Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign and met with the London and Manchester IUS members.
The location of the camp was rich in character. With the appearance of a castle from the outside and a warm, homely feeling to it inside, it struck a perfect balance between old-meets-new, with no WiFi, but an impeccable landscape.
Meeting with the brothers and sisters from London and Manchester was a great experience. Although I didn’t get the chance to spend a lot of time getting to know everyone, their actions and words really left a beautiful impression on my heart. The IUS committee organised incredible workshops, which consisted of presentations from all members and practical team work. From these workshops we were left to contemplate how we could help one another within IUS and beyond. Aside from the deep thought and workshops, we shared a lot of laughs throughout the team building activities. And to finish off the day we would have a one-hour spiritual zone, the benefit of which I cannot begin to describe.
All in all the committee did a spectacular job with keeping a perfect balance of work and play. Though I was only there for one night, the experience was one not soon to be forgotten and the amount of knowledge and understanding we all took away from each other was tremendous.