In Waltham Forest and Hackney, two areas with the most diverse populations in the United Kingdom, Dr Sabir Bham developed a Community Engagement Programme called ‘Salaam Peace’ that would use sports, media and education initiatives as a way of bringing people together from diverse backgrounds and tackling issues that could lead to communities becoming polarized by, for example, promoting positive images of Islam.
Through their work, Salaam Peace uses every possible opportunity to shine a light on the achievements of members of the community who also work tirelessly to promote community cohesion and human values such as fairness, kindness and compassion. The active and dedicated volunteers at Salaam Peace mentor and inspire young people to achieve their full potential and ‘give back’ to the community and become Community Champions. Projects engage 2 year olds up to 60 year olds.
Recognition of our work includes:
Points of Light Award, Prime Minister David Cameron – Oct 2015
Mayor of Waltham Forest Award – Oct 2015
Belfast Mayors Award – Sept 2015
Community Champions Be the Change Awards – Sept 2015
StreetGames National Community Impact Award – 2015
London Peace and Leadership Awards – Jan 2015
Waltham Forest Sport Awards – Nov 2014
European Peace Innovation – Mar 2014
V Inspired London and South East Award – 2014
StreetGames National Inspire a Generation – 2013
Asian Football Awards – 2013
Waltham Forest Love Your Borough Award – 2015
Kelmscott School Community Award – 2013
Hackney Mayors Award – Nov 2012
Waltham Forest Targeted Youth Support Service Award – Nov 2012
BBC London Award – 2012
London FA Community Impact Award – 2011
Be the change in the community you want to see.
Salaam Peace is a community organisation based in East and North London that uses sports, media and education to engage children, young people and adults. We work in the heart of the community developing local residents into positive role models and leaders who design, develop and drive our projects forward.
Mission Statement: “Be the change in the community you want to see.”
Our work supports the addressing of local and national Government agendas. This extends to young people from various postcodes and socially deprived areas. Our work is developed through consultation with the communities we work with. After analysing responses we develop programmes to meet the identified need. We work closely with a range of partners. These include:
- Police/Community Safety
- Targeted Youth Support Service
- Public Health Waltham Forest
- Hackney CVS
- London Youth
- Hackney Homes
- Access to Sports
- Greenwich Leisure Limited
- Young Hackney
- Community and Faith Groups
Our work has been recognised as outstanding locally, regionally and nationally including the BBC London Award for unsung hero and the Hackney Mayors Award.