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 in Tesco 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.

Hassan said:

The help and encouragement I received was amazing. I’m grateful to The Prince’s Trust for all their support in helping me achieve a better life, not just for me, but for my family.

Speaking about winning the award, he added: “I can’t believe it; I am over the moon and so proud of myself. When I saw how The Prince’s Trust helped people it made me want to do something to give back to my community. I love helping other people and making life easier for them.”

Read Hassan’s story here > 

The biggest national awards event of its kind, this year’s unmissable Pride of Britain Awards will feature celebrities and public figures including our President, HRH Prince Charles, and a whole host of celebrity ambassadors.

The Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards, in partnership with TSB, will be broadcast on ITV 1 on 4th November at 8pm.

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