Bradford College Performing Arts Student Wins Yorkshire Asian Young Achiever Award

The winners of the Yorkshire Asian Young Achiever Awards (YAYA's) were recently announced at a gala awards at the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford.
By: Bradford College
BRADFORD, U.K. - Nov. 23, 2023 - PRLog -- The awards were founded four years ago by Bradford-charity the QED Foundation and are supported by title sponsor, York St John University.

They celebrate young people aged 16 to 30 of South Asian heritage who were born in or live and work in Yorkshire, and who have overcome deprivation and disadvantage, or successfully broken through barriers, to become successful role models in their chosen fields.

Over 30 nominees were in contention for the ten award categories.

Bradford School of Art student Mohammed Saeed, 19, won the Achievement in Arts and Creative Industries, sponsored by the National Science and Media Museum.

Mohammed was excluded from school and referred to the Pupil Referral Unit. He suffered mental health struggles during lockdown. Finding his passion in dance improved his well-being and he is completing his first year in Performing Arts at Bradford College.

QED was founded in 1990 by Dr Mohammed Ali OBE. Today, the charity is a key player in ethnic minority issues at both national and international level.

Dr Mohammad Ali OBE, CEO of the QED Foundation, said: "The YAYAs are more than just an awards scheme, they're a campaign to inspire more young people to be successful. Many of this year's YAYA winners have succeeded, despite having to cope with major challenges in life. All of the young people nominated are an inspiration to others, and are making vital contributions to society at large."

Business leaders, celebrities, and influencers attended the awards, which were presented by broadcaster and stand-up comedian, Noreen Khan. Featured guests included the doctor and TV personality, Dr Amir Khan.

Video messages of support were also sent from high profile figures in their field, including the author Vaseem Khan, Professor Waqar Ahmad, footballer Kira Rai and the chief executive of the Disasters Emergency Committee, Saleh Saeed OBE.

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