Twenty four-year old Hassan, who left Syria to begin a new life in Northern Ireland and now supports vulnerable members of his community, will be honoured with The Prince’s Trust Young Achiever Award at this year’s Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards, in partnership with TSB.
Broadcast on ITV1 on 4th November at 8pm The Pride of Britain Awards celebrate the achievements of truly remarkable people who make our world a better place. The show will be filled with a host of magical moments, awe-inspiring winners’ stories and some emotional celebrity surprises.
Hassan and his family fled their home in Syria due to the war, they were given refugee status and rehomed in Northern Ireland in 2017. Since arriving in the country, Hassan has transformed his life with support from The Prince’s Trust. He is now studying Software Engineering at university and has been a key worker in Tesco during the pandemic.
As well as working part time and studying, Hassan was inspired by the support he was given and now volunteers his time to help others who have experienced challenges similar to those he faced. He is a founding member and voluntary Director of a local social enterprise, NI Hyatt, which help refugees and migrants in Northern Ireland to create social connections, gain access to learning opportunities and recognition for their skills and experience, so that they can more easily become integral members of their local community.