Birmingham: The Gulzar e Habib South Birmingham central Masjid hosted a Community Careers Afternoon, spearheaded by Religious Scholar Allama Sajid Zafar and Arshad Mahmood.
Notable speakers included chief constable Craig Guildford from West Midlands police, Tahir Ali, Member of British Parliament from Hall Green, Councillor Nicky Brennan, who is the Cabinet Member for Social Justice, Community Safety, and Equalities, Dr. Imran Hussain, and Vicar Toby Crowe of St. John’s church.
This event was a unique initiative, being organised by a local Mosque in Birmingham, with the primary aim of reaching out to school and college leavers who are at the beginning stages of their careers, providing assistance and guidance in choosing the right career path. Several departments participated in the event, including representatives from the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, West Midlands Police, Public Health, Teaching Department, West Midlands Fire Service, and Solicitors, among others. These departments were present to offer guidance and information about various job opportunities.
Among the distinguished individuals present were Royal Navy commander John Thacker, Royal Air Force representative Sarah Duffy, West Midlands police chief superintendent Richard North, Inspector Hanif Ullah PCSO, Adham Khan, Alison Foster from the careers service, Ifty from Pathway Group, Dil Pazeer from Sterling Solicitors, Mohsin from Wakeel 360 education services, Waseem Qadri from NHS, Sasha Taylor, head teacher of Springfield school, Khadija Sulaiman, Multi-Faith Lead Chaplain for West Midlands Police, and Councillors Akhlaq Ahmed from Hall Green North ward, and Rizwan Jalil from Oldbury ward.
Overall, the event served as a platform for young boys and girls to gain valuable insights and guidance from various professionals and experts, helping them make informed decisions about their future careers.
Report by S M Irfan Tahir Photojournalist / Member National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Great Britain.