it's Ramadan 2022

Over the years, asphaleia has been privileged to work with young people and staff who are from diverse backgrounds and who practice different religions. This month is a special time in the Muslim calendar as our Muslim young people, colleagues, and friends observe Ramadan.


Ramadan involves fasting during daylight hours as well as increasing devotional acts such as prayer, giving to charity, and spending time with family and friends. It started on Saturday 2nd April and ends 1st May.



In order to support young people with the part of our Young People’s Pledge, celebrating YOUR DIFFERENCES, staff will be supporting Muslim young people in our services with their observance of Ramadan and also sharing about Ramadan with any non-Muslim young people to help foster an inclusive and supportive environment in our properties and our training centre.


useful resources

The first two resources are helpful if you are a young person or work with young people. There is also an article from Business Insider that informs professionals about how to support their Muslim colleagues during Ramadan.


https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/uk-now/read-uk/ramadan - English practice exercise about Ramadan

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/23286976 - includes information videos geared towards children and young people

https://www.businessinsider.com/how-support-your-muslim-coworkers-who-are-fasting-during-ramadan?r=US&IR=T – an article about how to support Muslim colleagues who are fasting.


Wishing all who are celebrating a blessed month!