11 June 2019
11 June 2019, London (UK): ImproveWell LTD’s Co-founder and Clinical Lead, Dr Na’eem Ahmed has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for his outstanding contribution to volunteering and Healthcare in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019.
Na’eem is Founder of the social enterprise “Selfless” and has worked for more than a decade in volunteering related projects.
He began his interest in volunteering by organising a local football club, then progressed to supporting young people to find meaningful volunteering opportunities; from planting trees to providing arts and craft sessions at nursing homes.
He has worked on projects engaging students in public health promotion opportunities, establishing a diverse network of student health ambassadors to carry out health education projects to reach underserved communities in London. Working with like-minded colleagues, Na’eem spearheaded the award-winning international healthcare-volunteering programme, Elective Aid.
Na’eem has served in advisory roles to the Mayor of London’s Team London, at the Department for International Development (DFID) and as a Trustee at Macmillan Cancer Support. He was also named as a ‘Point of Light’ by former Prime Minister David Cameron.
Dr Na’eem Ahmed, Co-founder and Clinical Lead at ImproveWell, said: “This award came as a great surprise and I am honoured to receive it on behalf of all the inspiring people that have helped make the projects that I have been involved with a success.
“Volunteers are an essential thread within society, one that is too often under-appreciated until there is a time of need. I feel privileged to have been able to witness first-hand the life-changing impact volunteering can have on a local, national and international level.”
Danny Meaney, Chairman at ImproveWell, commented: “Na’eem’s passion for education and global health has encouraged volunteers and colleagues to support projects which create long-lasting impact for all involved. This award is fantastic recognition of Na’eem’s commitment to making a difference in the world, across both professional and recreational interests, and is thoroughly well-deserved.”
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