Asha said, “It is a really good thing to be nominated and I’m really happy, it’s so good for South Kilburn. The Somali Community Group has helped a lot of people into training and employment and we now work with people from different backgrounds, which is good. The focus originally was on the Somalian community but we’ve seen that there’s a wider need across the community which we have been happy to address. Winning this award will definitely mean a lot, not only to me but the whole community.”
Asha has also run Somali Children’s groups in South Kilburn and has put on a number of successful Somali cultural events, as part of the South Kilburn Festival, in a bid to educate the wider community on various aspects of Somalian culture.
The Pride of Brent Awards celebrate those selfless individuals, community groups and local businesses who contribute so much to the borough and who have gone the extra mile to make Brent a better place to live and work in 2017.
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Good luck Asha!
Image: Asha Shirwa (third person from right-hand side) with members of the community at a Somali Cultural event.