Each week in Hawwa’s class, the students take turns being the star student. During the week,this student is given leadership roles such as handing out papers, line leader, etc. At the end of the week they give a presentation about themselves so their fellow students can get to know them better.
I was really proud of her confidence for her age. I don’t remember being able to speak in public or give presentations at 7 years old. There was a question and answer afterwards and she was able to gracefully answer questions which didn’t apply to her about boys and holidays we do not celebrate. I couldn’t help but crediting her experience in Girl Scouts with helping to develop her poise and courage.
For the finale, she presented a book that her classmates had written about her to her family and I. The kind words were very touching. I pray her presence in her class and school is a form of dawah which brings both the students and teachers to accept Islam.