28 Oct 2008
The Youth Committee of the Muslim Council of Britain is hosting an Affiliates Day Youth Conference on Wednesday 29th October 2008 at the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund in Westminster.
The event which is aimed at bringing together MCB Youth Affiliates and youth groups and projects has attracted delegates from across the UK from Glasgow to London to attend. It will form the beginning of a network of relationships with youth organisations in order to combat the same common challenges that are being confronted by young Muslims up and down the country.
What’s more, the highlight of the day will be the presentation ceremony of the Young Muslim Beacons Award 2008. Aimed at recognising and celebrating the achievements of unsung Muslim organisations, the awards will be handed out by Lord Nazir Ahmed of Rotherham, Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari MBE and Dr Daud Abdullah, to three organizations which have made a real and lasting difference to the lives of young Muslims in the United Kingdom.
Speaking of the forthcoming event, Kawsar Zaman Vice-Chair of the Youth Committee who has co-ordinated the event said “this event gives us a real opportunity in not only addressing some of the issues facing our young Muslim community, but in recognising, awarding and indeed celebrating our youth groups and organisations who have already made a significant contribution in this area”.[ENDS]