Meet our newly appointed National Director of Capital Business Hub, Mohammed Zafran, one of West Midlands inspiring and hard working individual.
Born and raised in Birmingham, Zaf joined South and City College as a security officer in 2003. After the tragic death of his younger sister in 2010, Zaf went on to do some charity work for Acorn’s Hospice and Children’s Hospital in her memory. A year later Zaf’s brother in law was sadly stabbed to death in a local park. Zaf then began to engage with youths and set up a sports club at South and City College, to keep youths away from streets of crime and drugs. Zaf has helped 21,000 young people turn away from crime and drugs and back into education.
He founded All 4 Youth& Community CIC, which has over 16,764 youths registered and helps them to get back into education. He has helped over 4,500 get into employment and 506 youths into education.
He also set up a pioneering women’s academy, which helps Asian girls who are being forced to quit education at 15 and are sent abroad to get married. The academy has over 4,981 women signed up.
Zaf is one of the most generous human beings and his community work has helped him win several awards, including 25 National Awards, Global Award for Humanitarian Work, Pride of Birmingham award and a BEM, which was given to him by the Queen. He has even been nominated for the 100 Muslim Power Award.
In the last few years Zaf has become the brand ambassador for many companies, including brightLET, Include Me TOO and West Midlands top South Asian Publication, Asian World, which he also writes for. More recently he has been appointed as a National Director of Capital Business Hub, a networking and business support organisation based in the West Midlands.
Mohammed Zafran has achieved a lot through his charity work. He has worked with over 50 youth organisations and has been named In the Top 10 Global Humanitarian List.