My name is Ahmed Mumin, I have been involved with Achieve More Scotland (A&M) for the past 4 years. In this time, I have progressed from being one of the young people taking part in their football activities on Friday nights, to a paid sessional coach. Initially I started volunteering with Achieve More to gain confidence, meet new people and take part in training courses which would allow me to further develop my youth work skills. Through my volunteering role
On the 25th of September 2018, I had the pleasure to attend the launch of Black History Month. An event held in the Glasgow City Chambers and organised by a very talented woman Zandra Yeaman. This enlightening evening taught me many things about the slave trade I hadn’t thought about. At the beginning of the evening we were spoken to by several people, then after that we had the pleasure to hear music by a talented composer and a talented
What a Friday it was finding out I was the winner of The Scottish Government’s Social Innovation Competition delivered by Firstport and awarded The Young Social innovator award 2018! The competition delivered by Firstport was a Scottish wide competition for people to pitch their social enterprise ideas that involve young people and aim to create social impact. On Friday I had the chance to eat miniature food and talk to a room full of social entrepreneurs from all over the
I was recently in Madrid for 30 days during the month of July, volunteering with Achieve More Scotland as part of programme. I’ve been home for just over a month and I feel this is the best time to reflect on my experience and share it with other people who may want to do something similar in the future. Its safe to say the experience was unforgettable and will stay with me forever. During my time in Madrid, I had been presented with a number
Come morning or night what’s the first and last thing you do? I can bet 9/10 said check your phone. Whether it’s to switch the alarm off, check your calendar or have a quick snoop through Facebook. We don’t think much of it, gradually over time we have used our phones for more and more tasks each day meaning this addictive behaviour has gone unnoticed. This being the case we have set an example that our younger generation must live with
When I was told that I had been nominated for the Diana award I didn’t know how to feel because I had never heard of it up until I got the phone call to say that I had been nominated. Once I realised how big being nominated for this award is that’s when I know it was a privilege to be involved in this award. I found out that I had one the award I was over in Malawi I didn’t know what
Throughout previous years body image has become an increasingly bigger problem. Looking back as far as I can remember my generation grew up with celebrities plastered all over tv and magazines. This influence made it incredibly hard to appreciate your body when you think you look nothing like how your “supposed” to. Over the years social media has only got bigger and more common for young people to use. I can only imagine how much harder it is in this
Summer Camp is coming to an end and we have decided to make the best of our last few days together with a big Dance Show at the main stage at Glasgow Green. All the kids have been working hard over the last weeks to put together a great performance with 16 dances. The show will start at 11.45am, families and friends are welcome to this special day. Here are some pictures from Summer Camp at St.Rochs:
June is here, the streets are warm and the sun seems to hit Glasgow more often than not. We can officially say that SUMMER IS HERE! An overview of all the projects and fun activities coming up on the next three months. Two residentials, our Summer Camp and a chance to gain employment!
Achieve More Scotland are holding an event – Zip Slide across the Clyde on Saturday 15th September. The height of the crane is roughly 130ft-170ft and the distance travelled is approximately 750ft-1400ft. So why not go soaring across the Clyde taking in the views while raising money for a very worthy cause?