"Creating safe spaces for Muslim young people to explore personal,
social, spiritual and political choices"

Tasneem Mahmood

I’m 22 years old and recently completed my undergraduate degree in Political Science and Social policy. My time at university allowed me to become actively involved in the research of second generation British Muslims. I also worked as a volunteer mentor throughout my time at university at a low achievement school in Birmingham. This role was a huge learning curve for me and a very rewarding position to be in.

Throughout university the demands of holding down a part time job and also studying full time were very high so I decided (along with my younger brother and with a lot of support from my parents) to set up a mobile phone business. The location of the call centre was ideal as it allowed many of the young people from the local area to apply for a job within their local area and also provided them with the relevant experience to become successful sales people.

However as much as I love the world of call centres mobile phones wasn’t my life ambition. So I got involved with the two national conferences which led to the development of the Muslim Youthwork Foundation. I hope that by being a part of the Foundation I can create a positive space for young people to have their voices heard, in an arena where they are at the forefront. In my spare time I enjoy reading, going out with my friends and also spending time with my family.


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