Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin RA said that goodness of character and education are two fundamental factors in the development and prosperity of the community and nation. By undertaking involvement in community service activities students are introduced to values such as humility, gratitude, respect, and compassion.
Every QJSP candidate must complete 40 hrs of Community Service in a year (which includes 20 hrs of services for one’s community and the rest 20 hrs for the general society) in order to be eligible for renewal of financial aid. As per the QJSP contract, Community Services include activities such as spending time at orphanages – Teach, donate clothes, books etc, spending time at old age homes, participating in food drives etc. You can also take up a project of your choice such as tree planting, road safety etc. upon receiving approval from the Community Service Coordinators.
The hours spent in community service will help the students realize their educational, social and developmental goals as well as help their application for scholarship and financial aid in the coming years.
This quote from a Child Psychologist and Holocaust Survivor also echoes importance of the community service.