Diversity Champion Award for Charity Sector
Mohammed (known as Zaf) works at South and City College Birmingham, and is the Founder of All 4 Youth & Community CIC. As popularly broadcasted over UK, his inspiration to set this up was the tragic death of his brother in law (24) who was brutally murdered, and the death of his Blind Sister. Zaf began engaging with youths who were involved in gang culture, and got them involved in sporting activities and community set up programmes. 5 years later, All 4 Youth & Community now has 16,764 youths registered on their books, helped 3,506 youths get back in education, and over 4,500 into employment. They have completed 100 projects without any external funding. This driven individual also set up a pioneering women’s academy which enables young Muslim women who were being forced to quit education and forced in to arrange marriages at the age of 15, to continue in Further Education once they finish secondary school and find them further career opportunities. Currently Zaf has 4,981 women signed up to the academy.