Camden Cares project nurturing social inclusion in North London

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On Saturday, Prem Goyal and Aaron D’Souza from Global Markets Consultants joined Camden Cares, a project led by 5 undergraduate students from SOAS, University of London, at Arsenal Football Club.

Supported by 3FF ParliaMentors, Camden Cares is helping settle incoming refugee families from Syria, Albania, Afghanistan and other countries, in London. The project is led by Mounir Haddad (Aaron’s mentee), Nazgol Kafai-Golahmady, Raphael Gregorian, Ramie Farag and Emmanuel Etuh.

In January, Camden Cares organised a session at Arsenal Football Club for the community, refugees and their families to help build relationships and break the stereotypes surrounding refugees coming to Britain through sport. On Saturday, they were all treated to a stadium tour and delicious Lebanese food afterwards.

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After the stadium tour, Prem and Aaron recognised the five Camden Cares project leaders and presented them with 2016 GMC Young Leader Awards for their contribution to the success of young people in London and for being outstanding role models.

Speaking at the event, Aaron encouraged them to continue inspiring and leading other young people. He also promised to support their efforts through other social inclusion events in the coming months and years.

Jack Ironside, Community Development Officer for Arsenal in the Community and Tim Mortimer and Sean Turnbull from 3FF were also recognised by Camden Cares providing opportunities to young people in London.

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Having received his award, Mounir said: “We really appreciate it and were delighted. We’re looking forward to hopefully making this project sustainable for years to come as we received amazing feedback from the sessions.”

Well done to Mounir Haddad and his team, everyone at Arsenal and 3FF involved and the refugee centres for a successful event.