Diversity activist gets alumni award

Original article published on 6th February 2020 in the Eastern Eye: https://www.easterneye.biz/diversity-activist-gets-alumni-award/

DIVERSITY activist Harris Bokhari OBE has won the inaugural Imperial College Distinguished Alumni award, it was announced last week.

Bokhari, founder and trustee at the Patchwork Foundation, received the award from Imperial College London.

The award is given to alumni of the institute who have demonstrated “sustained and outstanding personal and professional achievements or contributions in their field(s) over a number of years”.

The campaigner has been recognised for his “relentless commitment” to working with young people, raising their aspirations and achievements through organisations such as the Naz Legacy Foundation.

Bokhari said: “Imperial College has produced a great many notable alumni over the years, which makes me even more honoured to have received this award. My upbringing and my education gave me a set of values that has defined who I have become today, and I hope to pass those values on to the next generation.”