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Shoruk Nekeb: Grange Pavilion

Shoruk Nekeb, a master's student in architecture and Grange Pavilion Youth Forum Director, juggles her studies with voluntary Youth Work in the Riverside and Grangetown community. Shoruk co-founded the Youth Forum, a platform for young voices to shape their environment after identifying the need for it in her community. She has actively participated in crafting a child-friendly recovery plan for Grangetown and collaborated with the Quality-of-Life Foundation, demonstrating her understanding of community needs and commitment to ethical engagement.

Having overcome personal challenges as the result of family circumstances and the challenging impact of the COVID-19 on her university studies, Shoruk embodies resilience and empathy. In her interactions with young people, she encourages them to pursue their own passions. A young forum member, describes Shoruk as "a supportive and encouraging mentor" adding “Shoruk's positivity and kindness extended to supporting my wellbeing, making me feel loved and cared for.” 

The judging panel saw Shoruk as a true leader, embodying the Five Pillars of Youth Work. They praised her work ethic and how she consistently goes above and beyond to make this vital project a success. Shoruk Nekeb is a role model for young people and her dedication to her community is leaving a lasting legacy on Grangetown's landscape.