Shakir joined 1 Community Project in December 2012 as a Senior Youth Worker. In October 2013 Shakir became the Director; taking on the day-to-day management of 1CP. Shakir has worked in numerous settings as a play and youth worker since 2007 and studied BA Social Work at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Shakir grew up in Tower Hamlets and feels very strongly towards inspiring young people to become who they can be, no matter what challenges are ahead.
“It is a great opportunity to have a positive impact on young people’s lives and to support them so that they can reach their potential, young people have myriad of needs and issues and it is our role as youth workers to assist them with these issues and to act on their behalf. I am very lucky to be part of 1 Community Project, working with a committed team of professionals dedicated to achieving better outcomes for young people”.