Muhammed Khan Honoured With Prestigious British Citizen Award

Muhammed Khan, a Senior Lecturer and Module Leader in Higher Education has been bestowed with the 2024 new years ‘People’s Honours’ at the Palace of Westminster.

Khan, alongside 27 fellow remarkable individuals was recognised with the prestigious British Citizen Award (BCA) Medal of Honour and the Certificate of Honour in recognition of extraordinary endeavours.

The British Citizen Award, in its 10th year recognised exceptional people who positively impact their communities throughout the United Kingdom. Noted as ‘The People’s Honours’ this programme acknowledges true community champions for their dedication and positive impact on society.

He was conferred with The British Citizen Award for Services to Community for his exemplary efforts towards education and community. His educational community efforts remain professionally in the University sector having taught to date numerous graduate adult students whilst also including as former Director of Curriculum at CIC, The London School of Learning, in which members of the public were provided free English language and citizenship classes. He has also voluntarily organised and led open access intergenerational community provisions for children and the elderly, promoting digital inclusion and cohesion.

In his role as a volunteer, both as mentor and youth worker for the Shaathi Mentoring Project and Shadwell Youth Club working alongside schools, social services, parents and guardians, Khan assisted countless disengaged, ‘hard-to-reach’ young people to re-engage within society and education. As a volunteer youth worker, he has striven to have a life-changing impact on young people, spending hours in one-to-one environments, nurturing and promoting self-belief, healthy recreation and career development, inspiring participants to traverse positive pathways.

Khan has dedicated decades to improving the lives of Londoners including the Tower Hamlets community in both a professional and voluntary capacity, having worked with Third Sector Charities, the Brick Lane Youth Development Association, The Osmani Trust and The Rooted Forum to facilitate social and educational projects for vulnerable children and the elderly. His unwavering commitment and tireless effort have left an indelible mark on the society he has served.

Khan’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of education and community engagement. Over the years, he has not only imparted knowledge but has also inspired and mentored countless young minds, instilling in them the values of selflessness, resilience and sacrifice.

In an era where education plays a pivotal role in shaping the future, Khan’s commitment has been unwavering and instrumental in nurturing the present and next generation of learners and leaders.

Following the award ceremony at the Palace of Westminster, he expressed his thoughts, stating, “I am humbled to receive recognition for contributions to the community and education sector. However, I dedicate this award to my family, the supportive community and my respective colleagues in the youth and educational field whose support I received throughout the years and without whom accomplishments would not have been realised.”

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