Cricklewood's Dr Husna Ahmad given OBE for work with Faith Regen Foundation

Dr Husna Ahmad

Dr Husna Ahmad

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A CRICKLEWOOD mother-of-six has been awarded an OBE for her work promoting social justice.

Dr Husna Ahmad was given the gong in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for her work as the chief executive of the Faith Regen Foundation.

She said: “As a local Muslim woman I am very honoured and humbled by this recognition of the work of Faith Regen Foundation.

“I believe that we all have a social responsibility to work collaboratively to promote opportunities for all and achieve social justice.

“This award will inspire me and my staff to continue with our daily work of breaking down the barriers and building bridges to achieving a society which embraces diversity and allows all individuals to unleash their potential.

Born in Bangladesh Dr Ahmad, who has a PhD in environmental law, moved to the UK when she was four.

She has held the roles of deputy chief executive of the Forum against Islamophobia and Racism and sits of the Department for Work and Pensions ethnic minority diversity group and is on the board of the East London Mosque.

Her six children are aged between five and 27 meaning she has to balance her work and family life with the help of her husband and parents.

She added: “This recognition sends a strong message to everyone working hard to empower disadvantaged communities that their work does not go unnoticed.

“My younger children who are at Holly Park School in Friern Barnet are really proud of me and the first question they asked me is 'Are you going to meet the Queen?”

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11:10am Wed 21 Jul 10

Lisa_11 says...

What a shame? The CEO of most fraudulent charity organisation to receive OBE!?
Pihh , what’s happen with our British values -
What a shame? The CEO of most fraudulent charity organisation to receive OBE!? Pihh , what’s happen with our British values - Lisa_11
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4:02pm Fri 10 Sep 10

Frank Sinatra says...

This 'Charity' treats it clients like dirt, pays it's staff peanuts and promotes Husna's family and friends first. Services to the disadvantaged? She would run a mile from the clients her organisation is supposed to have helped. Husna couldn't direct traffic. This is obviously the 'order of the brown envelope' as the only people to have benefitted from her involvement in the W2W industry are her and her family. What a pathetic little joke...
This 'Charity' treats it clients like dirt, pays it's staff peanuts and promotes Husna's family and friends first. Services to the disadvantaged? She would run a mile from the clients her organisation is supposed to have helped. Husna couldn't direct traffic. This is obviously the 'order of the brown envelope' as the only people to have benefitted from her involvement in the W2W industry are her and her family. What a pathetic little joke... Frank Sinatra
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