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: Outstanding Educational Achievement
Ahmed is a 15-year-old schoolboy from Brixton, London. He is one of only nine boys nationwide to win a full two-year scholarship to Eton’s sixth form this year. He is head boy at Ark Walworth Academy, where teachers expect him to earn A*s across the board in his GCSEs. He is also a volunteer police cadet, a member of Southwark Youth Council and a keen charity fundraiser. After Eton, Ahmed hopes to win a place to read history at Oxford or Cambridge.
Fahma Mohamed become one of the youngest in the UK to receive an honorary degree acknowledging her campaigning work to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). She rose to fame after she led a campaign to end FGM by bravely speaking out about the horrific acts of FGM in Britain and violence against girls.
Dr Siyat Hillow
Dr Siyat has never let his blindness stand in the way of his eagerness to learn. He has completed a PhD at Flinders University and is currently a lecturer in Southern Australia – the first blind man to hold such as position in the state. Dr Siyat is also an advocate for ethnic people with disabilities in Perth, Western Australia.
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.