Mohammed Sharief
Mohammed has been active in the Derby community for the last 30 years as the founder of JET, an organisation aimed at improving the economic prosperity of local people. Currently, JET is supporting over 30 000 people per year, working towards raising aspirations when it comes to education, employment and training. Mohammed felt that such an organisation was needed, due to the lack of progress and hope in his local community. Mohammed`s main motivation for getting involved in his community was the lack of an organisation to address the low employment rates and deprivation in Derby`s multicultural areas.
Therefore, he started JET with the help of friends and throughout the years, his work and commitment have reached an impressive number of people and made a significant difference in the lives of individuals. Mohammed sees a lot of hope in youngsters and urges them to stop relying on institutions and take action themselves, in order to better their future.