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Blackburn College pupils to represent UK at European summit
3:22pm Tuesday 17th September 2013 in News
COLLEGE students from Blackburn, and the young leaders of the future, will represent the UK at a European summit.
The four Blackburn College scholars will be the only British youngsters at the European Youth Leadership Summit in Germany.
The mult-international event is part of a European-funded project by Youth in Action to develop leadership skills.
Students taking part include Maira Butt, who is studying FdA Social Care at University Centre at Blackburn College, and Nimra Butt, who is taking A-levels.
Joining them are Mohammed Abbas, who is studying a level three public services course, and Mohammed Irfan Khan who is on a level three business and finance course.
Also taking part in next month’s trip are students Sumaya Khan, Aysha Khan and former Blackburn College student Shabaz Khan. The group, who are also part of Blackburn’s Youth 4 U Forum, will be among young people from Serbia, Macedonia, Germany and Poland.
Jaffer Ali Hussain, who runs Blackburn’s Youth 4 U Forum, said it was part of the groups’ focus on young people working together to tackle issues in their communities.
And to also represent the views of young people elsewhere.
He said: “The summit is bringing together young people who have leadership qualities and have proven leadership skills from five European countries.
“It aims at empowering, educating and training the young people further so that they can take much more prominent leadership roles within their local communities.
“We are the only representatives from the UK attending the visit, which is a massive honour for ourselves and our community.”
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