Glasgow City Chambers to host the Young Scottish Minority Ethnic Awards 2009
The 2nd annual Young Scottish Minority Ethnic Awards are taking place on December 14 at Glasgow City Chambers from 17:00. The Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of young people from all minority Ethnic backgrounds that have inspired others and positively contributed to life in Scotland.
The Awards are supporting charities Roshni and Save the Children
Ali Khan, Chair and Founder of Roshni said: “Roshni are delighted to have been invited by Oceanic Consulting to support the Young Scottish Minority Ethnic Awards 2009. These awards have in the past, and I am sure this year will be no exception, proved to be the ‘launch pad’ of some of Scotland’s most dynamic and inspirational young people. Roshni strive to raise awareness on the issues of abuse and neglect of children within black and minority Ethnic communities in Scotland, and hope that by honouring those who are achieving great things can bring these issues to the forefront.”
The event will be hosted by Councillor Ruth Black, who will be joined by high profile social action activist Hamira Khan who said: “The Young Scottish Minority Ethnic Awards are the only awards of this kind, where we celebrate the achievements of our dedicated, talented and hard-working young people. I am delighted to be hosting this year’s event, and look forward to meeting inspirational individuals who will hopefully go on to motivate others”.
The Awards recognise the achievements of Scottish minority Ethnic youth in the following categories: Community Contribution; Best Arts Contribution; Sports Achievements; Friend of the Environment; Career Achievement; Future Political Force; Science & Technology/Engineering Initiative; Apprentice of the Year; and The Bashir Ahmad Spirit of Scotland, renamed to honour the late MSP.
Around 200 people are expected to attend the Awards in December – guests will comprise of individuals, community leaders, public officials and businesses with an interest in youth activity.
Nominations for the event are open until the end of November and all young Scots from minority Ethnic backgrounds aged between 14 and 26 years are eligible. Nomination forms are available online at www.whozthedaddy.info