Our Staff

Suhaib Rizwan Chishti

Position: Advanced Boys Teacher – KS3/4
Qualifications: GCSE’s – Maths, English Literature, English Language, Science, IT A Levels – R.E, Law, Sociology BSc – Business Management.

Why teaching at LIA: “After spending some time in Syria learning basic Tajweed I came back to realise how important is was for me to pass on what I had learnt. The level of Quran reading that some of the pupils had at the Academy was good but I felt that they could improve. It was a win-win situation – the children benefited from my fantastic experience abroad but I benefited as I had the opportunity to improve my own recitation through constant practice.”

Nazira Begum

Position: Atfaal Crèche – Manager
Qualifications: GCSE’s – Maths, English Literature, English Language, Bengali, IT, Geography, Art, Diploma in Child Care (2007), Currently studying for a Degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Why teaching at LIA: “I love working with children and this was one place that shared my vision of teaching kids whilst having fun!”

Rufia Islam

Position: Girls Qur’an
Qualifications: A Levels – English Literature, Sociology. HNC – Arabic Language.

Why teaching at LIA: “I enjoy working at the LOIA because it is a different experience to working anywhere else, it is a unique project running in Rochdale which attracts both the young and old people. It is a project that has high aspirations & goals and is determained to achieve them. It brings much joy to me when i teach & play with these beautiful children who attend the LOIA.”


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