Wednesday, June 14, 2017

UK: Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association among finalists for Best Clean Up Campaign trophy


Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association is a popular group in the Kelvin area of the city thanks to their dedication to street clean-ups and community initiatives.

File photo: Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth have history in civic cleanup campaigns
Times of Ahmad | News Watch | UK Desk
Source/Credit: Evening Times
By Ann Fotheringham | June 13, 2017

IT’S time to meet the men, women and children who have made our streets and parks sparkle and bloom over the past 12 months.

As the Evening Times and its partners Glasgow City Council, Scottish Fire and Rescue, City Building and City Charitable Trust prepare for tomorrow night’s Streets Ahead Awards party, we can reveal who will be competing for the trophies.

In the beautiful surroundings of the Winter Gardens on Glasgow Green, we will be awarding prizes for the best garden, clean-up campaign, environmental initiative, community garden, green business, community, initiative and school, plus a special trophy for the overall winner.

Battling it out for the title of Best Clean Up Campaign are Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, Knightswood Secondary School, whose second-year pupils tackle weekly clean-ups, Don’t Waste Woodlands, who are successfully tackling street litter and fly tipping in their area and Hayburn Play Park Association.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association is a popular group in the Kelvin area of the city thanks to their dedication to street clean-ups and community initiatives.

As well as litter-picks and planting, the young team supports local homeless people, organises blood donation sessions and stages a fantastic 5k fun run every year in aid of charity.

“We want our youth to understand the importance of community work,” explains co-ordinator Shoaib Khan. “The youth are our future and we try to instil values in them from a young age to help the local community.”

Hayburn Play Park Association have also been shortlisted in the Glasgow City Council Environmental Initiative category, alongside John Maddison, a one-man clean-up whirlwind; Friends of Kelvindale Railway Station, who have created the city’s most unlikely art gallery and biodiversity hub; and Friends of Glasgow’s Local Nature Reserves, whose inspirational work on the loch has boosted bird and wildlife numbers.


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