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Nahim receives MBE

28/03/2022

Nahim Ahmed has been awarded an MBE for services to young people in Tower Hamlets.

Nahim is a Youth and Community Engagement Manager for Spotlight, our creative youth service.

Nahim said about the investiture ceremony earlier this month, at Windsor Castle:

“It was a surreal moment, as right in front of me was a member of the Royal Family, HRH Prince Charles, presenting me with my MBE award.

These moments are unheard of where I am from and it did make me feel a bit nervous walking towards Prince Charles!

We had a meaningful conversation around youth services and what my plans are. I told him how my personal, professional and academic experiences all relate to youth and community work, and I want to combine these experiences to help bring positive sustainable changes to the communities I serve. He patted me on my shoulder, looking extremely proud, then shook my hand.”

An MBE is awarded for an outstanding achievement or service to the community which has had a long-term, significant impact and stands out as an example to others.

If you are a young person, or know of a young person who would be interested in finding out more about Spotlight, please email hello@wearespotlight.com

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"I want to combine my personal, professional and academic experiences in youth and community work to help bring positive sustainable changes to the communities I serve."

"It was a surreal moment. It did make me feel a bit nervous, walking towards Prince Charles!"