BismilLah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim
My love affair with Khalifah Model School continued last week when I was invited to coordinate and participate in a 4-day Khalifah Method program with the students.
The training module was based on my ‘Leading Kids to Greatness, the Khalifah Way’ module but the program itself was developed by Brothers Mursyidi and Muhammad Qayyum from Khalifah Institute. This time, the Khalifah Model School teachers were given the opportunity to become trainers, using their own materials and content.
The teachers were fantastic! I was so amazed that they came up with great presentations and materials, even though they lacked training experience and were also facing a lesson plans and Assessment papers submission deadline!
The training program was intended to reinforce ‘The Khalifah Way’ mindset in the students and motivate them to be more proactive in the shaping of their own khalifah character and behavior. Alhamdulillah, we saw many amazing changes throughout the 4-days program, even before Day 1 was over!
For most of the students, it was the first time they ate in a talam (large, round tray) with their group members and teacher. I loved seeing their awe and interest in the practice of the Prophet’s (salla Allah alayhi wasalam) Sunnah and the teachers enjoyed sharing their food with the students.
I was telling the students how proud and amazed I was after going through the photos I took of them on the first day and asked them, “Guess what happened next?” and a student answered, “You cried..?” Of course I cried!! Seeing the students choosing to behave and act in The Khalifah Way i.e. doing things excellently beyond expectations and expressing their true inner khalifah potential, was wonderful, Masha’Allah…
Alhamdulillah, I am blessed to have been able to see for myself the true potential of these students unfold right before my eyes. I feel privileged to experience the pride and awe watching these kids fulfill their true role and responsibilities as Khalifah; Make self good, Help others be good and Make the world clean and beautiful.
Yes, I have tears in my eyes right now… I could go on and on about the wonderful things the Khalifah Model School students do but that would take forever so I’ll just let these photos do the talking for me. Enjoy…