News: Solar Learning’s Monjer Rashid is the North East’s Youth Worker of the Year!
Youth workers, young people and organisations came out in force to celebrate the best of youth work at The Regional YouthWork Unit North East’s Annual Awards Ceremony last month. Solar Learning staff, volunteers and young people attended the ceremony held at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light.
Staff and young people from Solar Learning Services attended the Regional Youthwork Unit NE Youth Work Awards Ceremony 2011-2012 at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on 22nd March 2012, where the organisation had been shortlisted for 4 awards. At a great event that recognised and celebrated the youth work and youth workers of the region some fantastic projects were present.
At the end of the evening Solar Learning’s Programme Manager Monjer Rashid went home with the North East’s region’s Youth Worker of the Year Award, a well deserved achievement for Monjer who’s dedication and passion for working with young people is boundless.
Monjer told our website,
“I am honoured and pleased to receive the award, especially when there are so many great and dedicated youth workers around .....”
Managing Director of Solar Learning Services Michael Evans told us,
“I am especially pleased for Monjer as over the years he has been totally committed to helping young people around the region, and having first met him when he was in a young people’s group applying for funds when I was at the Keyfund it’s amazing to see the journey he has been on.”
“I am also really pleased that Farhan and Kirsty, 2 of our dedicated volunteers were nominated for the Volunteer of the Year awards. They have been dedicated and put in a lot of effort and support for our project with The Urban Games so it’s well deserved recognition.
Solar Learning Services Staff and Volunteers at the RYWU NE Youth Work Awards Ceremony.
“Tonight was about recognising some of the achievements within the regions youth work community and for Solar Learning Services to have the most nominations for any single organisation is something I feel very proud of, especially when we saw the other great projects around. Considering that we are only in our 4th year as an organisation it is a reflection of the positive steps we have taken as an organisation to establish ourselves as a deliverer of innovative and quality youth work which has a real impact upon young people’s lives”
Solar Learning’s The Urban Games & Hip Hop Project was runner up on the night in the Most Exciting Youth Project across the region which was won by Barnados. Thanks to everyone involved at the RYWU NE for a great evening.
4th April 2012Back To News