Center that reforms youth gone astray
Thursday 14 July 2016
It is not strange that many countries which are facing terrorism are trying to learn from the Mohammad bin Naif Center for Counseling and Care to combat extremism and terrorism.
It is also not strange that a number of governmental and nongovernmental organizations’ delegations want to visit the center and see its programs and activities closely.
The center enjoys the support of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy prime minister and minister of interior, in implementing its strategic plans to reform misguided youths and correct their thinking, as they have been misled by the enemies of Islam.
The Mohammad bin Naif Center for Counseling and Care is a reform institution which takes care of the knowledge and behavioral skills of those who benefit from its services. With the help of people who have various types of knowledge and experience, it implements its programs. They work for achieving ideological peace, inculcating moderation and strengthening the sense of nationality. They deal with extremists and misguided youths in an educational and humanitarian manner, and convince them to give up the deviant ideology.
Since 2006, the center has been working to reform those who have been influenced by the deviant ideology, trying to reform their understanding and minds through various programs. This was aimed at making them acceptable by society as productive citizens and good human beings.
These programs do not involve lectures or lessons. Instead, they are open dialogues with full transparency and clarity inside prisons. There are various sessions carried out by religious scholars to tell them about deviant ideology, terrorism, Shariah injunction about jihad and attacking human beings.
It has caring and enabling, educational and various other programs for different stages of the reform process. These programs comprise interaction with academics, dealing with health, cultural, sports and entertainment issues.