In November 2019, The London Borough of Tower Hamlets hosted The Youth Achievement Awards, a ceremony to recognise the Borough's most inspiring youths. This provided us with the opportunity to put forward our remarkable Youth Services Member, Yaomin.
Yaomin, who has Autism, utilises his diagnosis as a tool to inspire and support others with learning disabilities. He attends our Youth Service three times a week with enthusiasm and makes huge effort to be part of the group, whilst always taking the opportunity to influence others with all that he has achieved. He has already completed a Multi-Skills and Construction Course and is now beginning a Plumbing Course.
Always putting others first, Yaomin often acts as an advisor. He supports others with challenging behaviour and his calm, caring nature has a hugely positive impact on those around him. He is an amazing role model and that is why the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, agreed with us, that Yaomin truly is inspirational and the well deserved winner of the 'Young Achiever of the Year' award 2019.
"This award ceremony was designed to represent young people who we feel did not receive the attention they deserve from either their school or the community. It also considers the astounding extra-curricular activities and opportunities everyone in this room has taken up. We, the Youth Council and the Young Mayor team wanted to take that in our own hands and celebrate how much young people have achieved within this borough. It is truly amazing to see how much work and commitment you all have put in; therefore we really wanted to celebrate what young people could really achieve."
- Saarah Rahman- Host and Youth Council Chair