On Wednesday 11th November 2020 the first ever Yorkshire Asian Young Achievers Awards 2020 ceremony was held online due to the pandemic.
Shamim Miah, 23, born and bred in Beeston and a former member of the UK Youth Parliament was shortlisted in the “achievement in not for profit sector”. Although he did not win and was the first runner up, Shamim was recognised for his community work in Beeston and South Leeds. He has helped create a local youth club to raise aspirations and confidence amongst teenagers in the LS11 area, is the youngest ever community governor at Cockburn School and was acknowledged for being a friend, confidant and positive role model to teenage males when they need it the most.
“This nomination is great recognition for all the hardwork young people in Leeds are doing not just me. I believe that I am the product of my community I was brought up in so I look forward to giving back more and representing them in the future.”
Shamim hopes to continue his political, educational and social support in Beeston and beyond, so watch out for his next big project with young people in South Leeds!