Inspirational community worker, Akeim Mundell, has been awarded the British Empire Medal for his services to the local community.
News of the win came on 30 December 2016. The British Empire Medal, awarded and commissioned by the queen, recognises 22-year-old Akeim’s inspirational work within the community.
Akeim says that he found out about the award in November but had to ‘keep quiet’ about it until the announcement in December.
He says that the award has been issued for “delivering” and “offering” a “hands on service” to his community. The medal acknowledges the “significant difference” which he has made.
Akeim, who has carried out community work over the past 10 years, says that he is “still in shock”. The award was something that he “really didn’t expect”.
The 22-year-old says “I’m feeling very proud… it’s made me realise that I must be doing something good”. The award has also made him “realise” that he “must be making an impact”.
A leading member of Manchester’s diverse community, Akeim works closely with the youth whom he will continue to inspire. He will continue to do, “bigger things so the younger ones can come and take toll aswell”.
Akeim fulfils numerous inspirational roles within the community. Titles include Ambassador for Moss Side – on behalf of Manchester City Council – teaching assistant and youth group worker.
Akeim hopes that the extra title will enable him to further develop his online jobs forum, Manchester Job Opportunities in a “professional way”.
His site encourages members of the Manchester community to move out of unemployment – encouraging them chase success.
Akeim hopes that the award will “enable more people to want to work with me to deliver projects to the local communities”.
The award is well deserved; Akeim will continue to inspire members of the local community. TNT congratulates Akeim.
TNT News Trishauna Stewart