Youth Making A Difference – ‘Hope for Homeless’
On the 19th of March 2013, a group of young people from the Aasha Project organised the ‘Hope for the Homeless’ event at the Osmani Centre. Working to complete a segment for the ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ award, the young people took overall responsibility for the event, from concept, planning and delivery. Young people collected clothes donated by their friends and family and got the Osmani Trust staff to contribute. They even got the local restaurants involved! Several restaurants donated a total of 125 containers of delicious Bangladeshi food.
Young people’s aims for the project included; a) to raise awareness of homelessness and overcrowding (a major issue in Tower Hamlets, b) to complete a segment to achieve their ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ award, c) to give something back to those who are less fortunate.
On the day, more than 45 people attended and took bags of clothes and enjoyed the Biryani dishes
Some of the comments from those who attended include “I really appreciate that young kids will think about others”.
The following are comments from young people who organised the event.
“The event was a brilliant experience and I am proud to say I was part of this”
“During the Hope for Homeless project I gained knowledge and valuable leadership skills. The most important thing I have learnt is taking responsibility” Nadim Zaher, young person
“The event was a brilliant experience and I am proud to say I was part of this” Jahid Hussain, Young person