Kerry Islamic Outreach Society (KIOS) has been established to serve the wider community.
Volunteering is the lifeblood of any community. It is because of volunteers that communities
are able to run organizations, social services, conferences, playgroups, drop-in centers,
feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, open libraries, run schools, set up blood banks,
and the list goes on. Paid employees only make up a small part of the social services network;
without volunteers such endeavors would come to a standstill.
In KIOS there is a strong ethos of volunteerism. This does not simply extend to running
study circles or fundraising. As a volunteer, we see our role as world citizens. We aim
to work for a better society which extend to the broader whole community.
Homelessness is a very important issue in our country
Homelessness is a very important issue in our country and its on rise. It can mean sleeping rough,
staying in emergency hostels or shelters, staying in temporary bed and breakfast accommodation or
staying with friends and relatives when there is nowhere else to go. Homelessness is all of these
things. For people experiencing homelessness it is about a lack of security, a lack of belonging
and often about being cold, sick and isolated.
Kerry Islamic Outreach has been helping Arlington house in Tralee especially during festive
seasons and other time of the year to bring smile on the face of those unfortunate people. We
strongly believe that they are a part of community and need our love and affection. During last
winter we gather up with local friends and volunteers and collected dozens of clothes and utensils
for them. That was highly appreciate by Arlington house Tralee as well.
Our children - Our Future
Children has been an integral part of our society and family make up. KIOS emphasise
immensely on the children nurturing and well-being in the society. It ranges from their
physical health to mental health. KIOS does multiple children activities on a weekly
basis in order to provide free and safe entertainment to the children and their families.
At KIOS, we believe that a good family make up can be achieved by having happy healthy
children. Educating children in a fun manner is important and we achieve it with various methods.
Children activities include weekly circle, weekly football, and weekly educational
circles. Monthly girls parties & monthly boys play station night has been hugely
popular among them. Activities during holidays and festivals has been highly
appreciated by the community members.
Respecting the elderly and honouring them are characteristics of healthy society
Caring for the elderly has been integral part of KIOS mission. Providing care, love and kindness to the elderly
make society more cooperative and integrating well with mutual support.
KIOS has been involved in elderly care in the community for the past years. Our project for winters was
very successful where we provided warm clothes and accessaries in the elderly care centre.
Visiting sick children and bringing smiles:
Visiting sick children and bringing smiles on their faces is a very rewarding act.
KIOS ethos includes happy children which is our next generation.
Hospital visit with volunteers in a popular characters of cartoon loaded with
gifts for the sick children is a program which will be launched in near future by KIOS.
Charity - bringing positive change
Kerry Islamic outreach has been instrumental since its establishment towards
helping the needy in the society. Charity work has been one of the primary
aims of KIOS. We have been successfully working with various community groups
for several charity projects. It ranges from helping the children through
enable Ireland along with many other charity projects including animal welfare,
homeless personal, elderly care , women care , refugee care and many more .
We firmly believe that charity work and giving charity is not optional but obligatory
in order to bring positive change in the society.
Domestic violence accounts for about 16% of recorded violent crime in UK.
1 in 4 women experience domestic violence in their lifetime.
Abuse is not limited to any one group. It occurs in families from every financial, educational and faith background.
KIOS has been working with Adapt women refuge Tralee over past one year. Our 2015 islamic cultural exhibition
benefieciary was Adapt. During festive season along with the community volunteers , toys and gifts were
gathered for the affected mothers and children at the Adapt centre.