In the name of Allah, most merciful, most compassionate.
Establishing a center that caters for the needs of the youths in the Unites States is one of the most important projects that deserve our attention and support. Clearly, Iman Gariballa has capably undertaken this task. I have attended the inauguration ceremony of the center and listened to the presentation of the center programs and work plans, which explained the objectives of the center. These plans aim at shaping a multi-faceted and balanced identity, which combines the values of religion and the peoples' culture land with the Sudanese heritage and interaction with the American society, and between taking pride in our past, understanding the requirements and challenges of the present time and planning for the future and the hopes it carries. The youths in the United States need to have their issues recognized and heard with open hearts and minds without judging them or imposing on them a culture that they do not understand. I was pleased with the center’s approach, which is based on dialogue and on encouraging the youths to manifest their potential and skills. This will make them interested in participation and taking initiatives.
May Allah help those in charge of this center succeed in their endeavors. I hope they get support and encouragement from each and every one of us.