“We are absolutely thrilled to have Save the Children onboard as the official charity partner of the Young Scottish Minority Ethnic Awards. It’s wonderful to have such a high profile organisation recognise the potential in a new initiative that focuses on the achievements of Scotland’s minority ethnic youth – a demographic whose achievements are often under represented in the mainstream.
“Working alongside Save the Children we hope to aid in publicising the outstanding work they undertake, both nationally and internationally, through providing a platform in Scotland to showcase their endeavours.
“Their support, along with that of Pauline McNeil MSP and Bashir Ahmad MSP, lends the inaugural Awards a level of creditability from the outset that would perhaps take a couple of years to establish through reputation alone.” Angela Bennett, Group PR Manger with Oceanic Consulting.
A representative from Save the Children will deliver a presentation at the Young Scottish Minority Ethnic Awards detailing their ongoing work to improve the lives of marginalised children; demonstrating the high ambitions they have for what’s achievable for children – and how they inspire dramatic change for children and to involve them in creating that change.
Nicola Breen, Save the Children’s Fundraising Executive said: “We’re thrilled to be involved with the Scottish Minority Ethnic Awards. It really is a wonderful initiative and recognises the importance that people of diverse backgrounds bring to Scottish society. Save the Children work extensively in Scotland with children who are marginalised and events of this nature are fantastic at highlighting their achievements.”
Venue: Scottish Parliament
Date: 5th of September 2008
The Young Scottish Minority Ethnic Awards will:
1. Acknowledge & highlight the achievements of young Scots from minority Ethnic backgrounds.
2. Educate the general public with examples of youth achievement.
3. Encourage & motivate young Scots from minority Ethnic backgrounds at all levels in their chosen field of endeavour.
4. Develop a sense of pride in being Scottish
5. Build self-confidence through rewards for excellence.
6. Provide role models & mentors for our youth by highlighting their achievements and the pursuit of excellence.
7. Develop and encourage leadership and life skills in young Scots
The awards recognise the achievements of 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; Spirit of Scotland.
Young Scots from minority Ethnic backgrounds aged between 14 and 26 years are eligible for nomination. The nominations are now open and will close of the 8th of August – the nomination form is available on the website www.whozthedaddy.info.