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INTERVIEW WITH ZAMZAM

Tower Hamlets resident


Q: Please tell me about yourself.

A: My name is Zamzam and I have lived in Tower Hamlets all my life. I am a mother, a sister and a daughter. Previously I studied the undergraduate Law LLB degree at City University and graduated in 2019. I am now training to be a welfare advisor at account3.


Q: What are your aspirations and challenges?

A: In the near future I inspire to be a lawyer. I intend to further my education and start my Masters in Law.


Q: What do you like about Tower Hamlets?

A: I love that Tower Hamlets is very multi-cultural and a very diverse place to live. The borough is in the centre of everything and it is literally on the verge of the city. The transport links are also very good.


Q: What do you dislike about Tower Hamlets?

A: I think the streets of Tower Hamlets could be a bit cleaner in terms of littler, but I believe that it is important for everyone to understand it is also our responsibility to do our part for our borough so we can live in and be the cleanest borough in the city.


Q: What changes would you like to see in Tower Hamlets?

A: I would like to see more community support officers on the streets of Tower Hamlets, especially in the evenings to make sure that everyone has a sense of security and that they feel safe in particular for women.

I would also love if the education system is reviewed for primary schools in regards to children with learning difficulties such as dyslexia. I say this because I believe it is important that the system actually understand the signs that a child may be experiencing are not all the same and that there is an appropriate way tackle these different issues from a very early age.


Q: What is your message to woman in Tower Hamlets?

A: My message to the women in Tower Hamlets is that your voice matters and that you are all very special. Continue to strive and gain knowledge and know that the sky is not the limit.


Q: What is your message to the Tower Hamlets Council?

A: My message to the Council is do more for single parents that want to return to education in order to get back into work. There are so many evening courses that are available in the borough but if there are childcare issues surrounding this then it’s really difficult to go past that barrier and pursue an education so that they can secure work in future. I would also like Tower Hamlets Council to do more for children in primary schools that suffer from dyslexia.

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