Youth of Year Award winner now up for ‘Young Achiever’ accolade

A VOLUNTEER with the Islamic Women’s Welfare Association (IWWA) since the age of nine, Greenacre’s Anhaar Kareem, now 14, has been named a finalist in 7 News Young Achiever Awards 2022 in the Creating Change category.

A Youth of the Year Award winner in 2021, she beat 4,000 other students from across Australia by winning the What Matters? Essay contest in 2017 when she was only 10 and has had two articles published in The Guardian in the last six months; her latest about the Hijab’s ban around the world, was shared by celebrity model Bella Hadid to her 50 million followers.
Inspired by her grandmother Abla Kadous who founded IWWA in Lakemba in 2000, Anhaar offers free tuition to younger students and also runs Yellow Strawberry Earrings, a handmade earring business for charity.
“I am honoured to be among so many outstanding young people for this award and I am so privileged to be in a community with such hard working youth,” she said.
“I hope I can continue to give back to this rich community and hopefully inspire the next generation of young people to do the same.”
Award winners will be announced this Friday.