World's First Muslim Creative Arts School for Kids
Developing self-confidence in faith, through creative expression.
Who Are We?
WAW Creative Arts is the world’s first Muslim creative arts school for kids aged 4-16. Currently located in East London, WAW teaches Drama, Singing/Poetry and Art.
WAW, which stands for ‘Who Are We’, was founded by Nusaiba Mohammad Timol (@iamnusaiba) in 2019 to help promote and develop positivity and self-confidence in faith through creative expression.
WAW provides a safe space for students to engage in creative activities, within an environment that inspires them. We teach Drama, Singing/Poetry and Art - our syllabus derives from Islamic history and Quranic stories.
WAW is open to children from all faiths. We endeavour to be the source of motivation for the next generation, to become more expressive, self-confident and assured to deal with life's challenges both inside and outside of the school. WAW has a mission to be a bridge between Islam and modern society, by displaying how Islamic values are shared across several faiths and can act as a vessel for unity and peace.
WAW also undertake lots of community outreach work. We recently hosted a Kids Creative Zone at Muslim Shopping Festival in March 2022 at Excel London, and the same at Eid in the Square (Trafalgar Square) in May 2022. Both events offered kids the opportunity to enjoy calligraphy, poetry, storytelling and drama workshops.
In April and December 2020 we held two online festivals, a creative festival and wellbeing festival. Both were focused on bringing the Muslim community together through free workshops carried out by influential Muslim creatives globally. These included Zain Bhikha (Singer), Omar Regan (Actor & Director), Ilyas Mao (Vocal Only Producer & Singer), Omar Esa (Vocal Only Producer & Singer), Hassen Rasool (Artist), Mennel (Singer, The Voice, France) and Lauren Booth (Actor, featured on I'm A Celebrity..Get Me Out Of Here!). Our online workshops were attended by people aged 4 – 65, from all faiths!
WAW Creative Arts has been featured in several mainstream media outlets to date. These have included BBC, Islam Channel, Channel S and VICE Arabia to name a few.