Mohammed Zafran BEM | All 4 Youth & Community

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Mohammed Zafran
Mohammed Zafran known as Zaf in the Uk is a Community Liaison Officer at South and City College and the Founder of a Non Profit Organisation All 4 Youth & Community. As highlighted on a national scale, the inspiration for Zaf to do the brilliant work in the community was two tragedies which occured in his life. Seven years ago, Zaf lost his blind sister to cancer at the age of 30. After that he started helping charities and doing voluntary work to help people. A year later, Zaf lost his 24 year old brother in law who was brutally murdered in a local park stabbed in the head with a screwdriver. Instead of grieving, Zaf went out in the streets in the middle of the night and started to engage with youths who were in gangs in parks and alleys and involved in crime and drugs. Zaf risked his own life to give these youths a new lease of life and to help them get back in education and employment. Zaf through sports and community activities engaged with these youths and with barely any external funding has engaged with over 17,000 youths in the West Midlands and especially Birmingham. 3 years ago, Zaf set up a Womens Academy for young muslim women who were being forced to quit education at the age of 15 and forced in arrange marriages. Zaf has engaged with over 5,000 women and got them to progress in further education and employment. Zaf was called a “Living Legend” by Prime Minister David Cameron who asked Her Magesty to honour him with a British Empire Medal. Zaf was the Pride of Birmingham winner, National Diversity Award winner and Excellence in Diversity Award and was in the Global Diversity List 2016 for the Community Champion which included stars as Angelina Jolie and Barrack Obama.

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