The International Somali Awards 2017 is coming to London in March, and we’d love you to get involved! As the countdown to the Awards begins, we’re running a series of blogs focusing on the nominees.
Remember, everyone can vote for the person or business they think deserves to win. So let’s celebrate the achievements of the Somali community together!
Category Focus: Innovative Award
Fahad is an Engineering student who is making waves in the UK. One of his most recent projects involved improving Network Rail’s High Output Plant System, a system used to electrify the UK railway. Fahad created an app solution that has the potential to ensure that work can be delivered safely and efficiently. After winning the regional final, he went on to beat eight other finalists to claim the top prize. Fahad’s creativity has been described as a huge boost for the industry.
Fursad Fund is an innovative, ambitious project aimed at establishing Somalia’s first independent trust fund, entirely funded and managed by Somalis for Somalis. It exists to benefit the citizens that need it the most by creating job opportunities, support entrepreneurial start-ups, and provide education and infrastructure for disadvantaged communities in Somalia.
Somali MN Museum
The Somali Museum of Minnesota is the home of traditional Somali arts in Minnesota, displaying a collection of over 700 pieces. It offers educational programs about Somali heritage and an unparalleled opportunity for Minnesotans of all backgrounds to experience and learn about traditional Somali culture. The Somali Museum enables young people who have grown up in the United States to connect with Somali history by using innovative technology programmes. The Museum is the first of its kind to have ever been opened outside of Somalia.
The Awards invites you to vote for who you think should win. Organisers point out that the shortlisted nominees have no association with any negative tribalistic activity and have a respectable and honourable reputation within our community. Therefore, they encourage you to vote for the individuals and entities that you think are worthy of winning the award.
ATM is proud to sponsor this year’s Awards, which will take place on 15th March 2017 in London.