Local people have the chance to nominate an individual, group, team or organisation as part of the third Eastleigh Diversity & Inclusion Award. You can read more about it and apply Farooqi Award – Nomination Form.
The Farooqi Award will be made to nominees who have made a positive contribution to diversity and inclusion in the Borough of Eastleigh – for example in staff welfare, improvements to the physical environment, developing services, or promoting understanding and community cohesion.
This award is organised by the Eastleigh-based Asian Welfare and Cultural Association (AWCA) and is supported by a range of public, private, voluntary and community organisations, including Eastleigh Borough Council and local charity, One Community.
Councillor Steve Sollitt, Eastleigh Borough Council’s Cabinet Member leading on Youth and Social Policy, said: “This award gives us an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the many unsung heroes around Eastleigh Borough whose work makes such an important contribution to inclusion and cohesion in our community.”
The Farooqi Award is sponsored by Mohammed Mossadaq, a trustee of the AWCA, and named in honour of his parents, who passed away recently. It will be awarded to an individual, team or organisation who can demonstrate that they have made a positive contribution to diversity and inclusion in the borough of Eastleigh.
Mohammed explained: “There are a large number of committed people doing great work around Eastleigh Borough to celebrate diversity and build community cohesion. The award was inspired by the huge passion my parents had for creating an inclusive society and recognising these unsung efforts.”
Chief Executive at One Community, Jean Roberts-Jones, has commended the AWCA for launching the award. She said: “The fact that this is being initiated by a community organisation demonstrates that in Eastleigh we have a very people-focused voluntary and community sector.”
Article originally appeared on the Eastleigh Borough Council Website.