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Mohamed AhtashA St Helens College student had the opportunity of a lifetime as he flew out to Morocco to take part in an Interfaith Harmony Workshop.

Nineteen-year-old Mohamed Ahtash attended the three-day event from March 7 to March 9 held by YES Alumni.

Mohamed, took part in discussions during the trip and spoke about one interfaith activity he plans to implement in his home community later in the year.

"It was really good talking about everybody and their different experiences," said Mohamed, who lives in Rainford.

"We had discussions throughout the three days that we were there, talking about the world of religion and our society. Obviously there are different people with Muslims, Jews, Christians and atheists and agnostics.

"I will be doing a project in Libya during the summer which will need planning and funding. There are Christians in Tripoli and we will have somebody represent Christianity."

He added: "Everybody spoke about their own religion and the way they live and about projects to implement.

"There were about 60 from all over there and we talked about how society looks at them and how in the future we'd like to have a change in the communities and hopefully we'll be the change."

Article courtesty of St Helens Star