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Momin Saqib named as Commonwealth Youth COVID-19 Hero

Former British-Pakistani student Momin Saqib earns the title at Commonwealth Youth Awards 2021 as Commonwealth Youth COVID-19 Hero. The event recognizes the young individuals who work actively in order to bring meaningful change through social impact and create interconnected along with innovative future.

Momin Saqib has been named as a Commonwealth Youth COVID-19 Hero for his initiative in charitable work which he co-founded with an award winning British-Pakistani Chef Raja Suleman Raza, Arif Malik along with volunteers who teamed up in 2020 March called One Million Meals.

This initiative which was led by a motivated team has provided over 100,000 meals along with beverages in over 200 locations through trusts, hospitals and food banks. The charitable initiative was also backed by innovative restaurant owner Suleman Raza and football legend David Beckham. This was response to the covid-19 pandemic crisis in the UK to provide free meals to the National Health Service staff on duty along with other major social workers including school staff, police and firefighters.

In addition, this initiative was widely covered by the English media which includes Sky News, BBC and The Guardian. King’s College also congratulated Momin Saqib who was the first Non-EU President of the King’s College London Students Union. The tweet stated, “Congratulations to Momin Saqib, former KCLSU President and King’s staff, on being named a Commonwealth Youth Covid-19 Hero at the 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards for co-founding One Million Meals.”


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