Fahma rewarded for ‘dedicated’ campaign

PUBLISHED: 09:00 28 July 2016

Fahma Mohamed

Fahma Mohamed

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A former Weston College student is set to be awarded an honorary doctorate for her tireless work to raise awareness of Muslim women’s rights.

Fahma Mohamed is 19 years old and will become one of the youngest people in the country to be awarded a doctorate.

Her work was recognised by MP Michael Gove – the former Secretary of State for Education – who was impressed by her campaign to raise awareness of female genital mutilation 
(FGM).

Fahma launched a petition which ensured more training was given to some teachers, doctors and social workers.

This means they are more equipped to identify FGM and assist any girls who are at risk.

Fahma studied access to higher education at the college and is set to start a biomedical science course in London in September.

Lecturer Sarah McLaughlin, said: “We are extremely proud of Fahma and are delighted that her dedication to raise awareness of such an important issue has been recognised.”

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