Published: 11 December 2020
COVID-19 has been a huge challenge for all of us.
For BA (Hons) Business and Management graduate Mohammad Adham though, it represented a call to action – to help his community.
Through his non-profit organisation, the Narayanganj Youth Club, Mohammad has distributed over 10,000 bottles of hand sanitiser around his home country of Bangladesh.
The project, which includes sending food packages to over 1,400 less-privileged people, has provided a much-needed lifeline during the worst global crisis ever declared by the World Health Organisation.
The Club was established in 2017 as a way for Mohammad to express his joint passions for youth engagement and social work.
“Day by day, the organisation and its activities just got bigger. It felt incredible when we started to get recognised for our work offering a helping hand in society.” Mohammad Adham, President, Narayanganj Youth Club
That recognition came from some exceptional places. In 2019, Mohammad was invited to Bangkok, Thailand for the Future Leader Congress.
As the ‘Future Leader of Bangladesh’, he took his place among the 100 young leaders from around the world making a difference in their communities.
Just before the pandemic took hold around the world, Mohammad was also nominated as one of the top 100 most influential youth leaders from around the world as part of the Global Goals Summit held in Kualalumpur, Malaysia.
He came to study at the University of Sunderland in London after completing his Finance Higher National Diploma in Bangladesh.
“Studying in the UK was my first real opportunity to experience multiculturalism,” Mohammad said. “It was a chance to make friends, discover new places and establish connections with likeminded people.”
At the University of Sunderland in London, I learned that the only way to be successful is through unity – having a common goal.
That’s what inspired me to help people and work towards the betterment of our global society.”
Mohammad explains why he applied for the University of Sunderland in London.
“I chose to study here because of the brilliant level of the teaching, how we as students are evaluated and the unparalleled quality assurance.
But I also jumped at the opportunity to come to London. It’s this incredible city of contrasts and cultures. There’s so much diversity here.
I love what I do now, working to help my community and being recognised for the role the Narayanganj Youth Club is playing in Bangladeshi society.
But I do miss the UK a lot – the busy London Underground, heading to Camden Town for food or going on trips to Southampton and the beach at Brighton.
It was a wonderful experience that I wouldn’t change for the world.”
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