Nahim is currently working as the Youth and Community Engagement Manager for Spotlight, the youth service of Poplar Housing and Regeneration Community Association alongside studying for a Masters in Strategic Management of Projects at University College London (UCL), having gained a scholarship last year.
He adds, "One of the modules I really enjoyed was Paul Adams' module on Leadership and Management in Youth and Community work. Even after a decade, this module I studied all those years ago is still in line with my professional development. Today, as the Youth and Community Engagement Manager for an award-winning social housing provider, it just goes to show how planting the seeds during your studies goes a long way".
Understanding that there are still many societal issues affecting the young people in Tower Hamlets, such as poverty, gang culture, violent crime and mental health issues, Nahim uses the art of storytelling to engage and gain the trust of large audiences of young people. He allows those most vulnerable to see his youth centre as a safe space. As Nahim transformed himself, he hopes to transform hundreds of young lives.