Mohammed Sadiq Mamdani
Mohammed Sadiq was born in 1983. In February 2001 he founded the Muslim Youth Helpline (MYH), which is today the community’s premier youth counselling service.
After helping to secure its financial base, Mamadani retired as a trustee of MYH to take up fresh challenges: he is a trustee of the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, a charity that promotes social entrepreneurship by offering financial awards and support packages to individuals with creative ideas for achieving social objectives and also of the Ansar Youth Project (AYP) based in the London Borough of Harrow.
His awards include Volunteer of the Year from BT & the Telephone Helplines Association (2003), Whitbread Youth Achievers Award (2004) and CSV Year of the Volunteer Medal for Innovation (2005). His citation for the Whitbread award noted, “Mohammed is an inspirational example of what young volunteers can do in their communities, through determination and commitment. This is a project that is making a real difference to hundreds of lives.” His schooling was at Richmond-Upon-Thames College in South London from where he proceeded to Oxford to study Arabic and Persian.
He took a year out from his undergraduate studies at Oxford University to pilot the MYH service.
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