The Islamic Information and Services Network of Australasia (IISNA) is a not for profit organisation, dedicated to sharing authentic Islamic information and providing services which aims to benefit Muslims and Non Muslims in the Australasia region.
IISNA has established a multicultural youth centre (MyCentre) in Broadmeadows, City of Hume at a time when there is growth in the number of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people in Melbourne; with the commensurate need for complementary youth activities.
MyCentre provides social, educational, spiritual and recreational services for everyone with an emphasis on Muslim youth.
MyCentre (Phase 1) is complete and contains:
- 2 multi purpose indoor sporting courts for many types of sports (soccer, netball, badminton, basketball, volleyball)
- Large canteen/kiosk
- Islamic bookshop (books, DVDs, CDs)
- Prayer area for the 5 daily prayers including Friday Jumuah prayers, Eid Prayers and Taraweeh
- Hosting a variety of regular Islamic classes
- Hosting major lectures, e.g. international speakers (as opposed to needing to rent external conference theatres)
- Dedicated male, female and disabled toilets / wudhoo areas (approx 150m2)
- Dedicated on-site parking for 200 cars
- Family / Youth / Marriage Counselling with a Shaykh
- Open 7 days!
MyCentre (Phase 2) will contain:
- Expanded Sisters area fitting 700 people
- Swimming pool
- Kids Play Pool
- Change rooms, Toilets, Showers
Future Plans InshaAllah:
- Islamic University with international recognition
- Expanded Masjid (Prayer Area) for brothers & sisters
- Reception / Lecture hall for 1000+ people
- Additional car parking spaces
- Squash court, table tennis and billiard tables
- Large Child Care area and facilities
- Commercial Kitchen / Expanded Catering Facilities
The above additional facilities may be provided in later phases subject to funding, detailed planning and prioritisation.