On January 14, 2023, the BC Schizophrenia Society partnered with Yes2Me Scholarship recipient Hakeem Al-Zayyidi, an Islamic motivational and inspirational speaker, to present at the Richmond Jamia Mosque. In his presentation, Hakeem shared about his journey living with schizophrenia.

Our presenter Hakeem Al-Zayyidi

With approximately 100 people in attendance of this event, and 200 viewers online via The Richmond Jamia Mosque Facebook live, BCSS would like to congratulate the Richmond Muslim Community for addressing the topic of severe and persistent mental illnesses and taking a step forward in helping provide their community with much needed resources.

Hakeem presenting at the Richmond Jamia Mosque

Lastly, BCSS would like to thank Richmond Jamia Mosque for making it possible for the BCSS team, Rosemary Sojka and Muhammad Masood, to attend and distribute resourceful material during Hakeem’s presentation.

BCSS hopes to cross paths with Richmond Jamia Mosque in the future.