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MSc student, Nahim Ahmed tackling youth violence in London

15 March 2021

MSc Strategic Management of Projects student and Youth and Community Engagement Manager at Poplar HARCA; Nahim Ahmed, was featured on ITV to discuss the issues that unfortunately exist in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Nahim Ahmed

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Nahim has been working with the disadvantaged members of his community over the past decade and received the British Citizen Award in the Arts from the House of Lords, which signifies his commitment and work with young people.

Throughout the pandemic, Nahim and his team have continued to do ‘detached’ youth work – engaging with young people in unconventional settings. This work contributed heavily on Poplar HARCA forming a consortium (partnering up with two smaller organisations) and the Mayor of London (Violence Reduction Unit) awarding them £750k to tackle youth violence in the Isle of Dogs. Read more on Inside Housing.

Nahim commented: Dr Efrosyni Konstantinou - my current professor at UCL, has been instrumental behind the scenes in teaching and supporting me on how my philosophy shapes projects to serve the marginalised communities I work with and work towards creating self-sustaining projects that will have a positive impact for the generations to come.”

Read more about Nahim's work.