The air was filled with anticipation and excitement as the prestigious Northern Power Women Awards unfolded, recognising extraordinary individuals who have gone above and beyond to make a profound impact in their communities. Among the esteemed accolades, the “Person with Purpose” award, proudly sponsored by Stella, stood as a beacon of recognition for individuals exemplifying dedication and commitment to empowering others. This year’s deserving recipient, Shabana Khushi, personified the true spirit of purpose and empowerment.
When The Halo Project embarked on a mission to create a refuge for women and children escaping domestic abuse, Shabana Khushi emerged as a guiding light. A full-time volunteer, she fearlessly embraced the project’s vision, assuming the role of leader and driving force behind the transformation. Shabana’s unwavering dedication and relentless efforts breathed life into once-abandoned flats and bungalows, transforming them into a safe haven for women and children from the global majority community seeking refuge. Her unwavering passion for assisting others laid the foundation for a nurturing environment, offering comfort, security, and solace during the most challenging times.
Even beyond the refuge’s completion, Shabana’s journey of empowerment continues as a Housing Officer at The Halo Charity. Tirelessly working, she provides 24/7 support to residents, ensuring their cultural, religious, emotional, educational, and medical needs are met. Her profound commitment to each individual she serves has become a wellspring of strength and inspiration.
The Northern Power Women Awards didn’t merely celebrate Shabana’s selfless dedication; they also honoured other exceptional individuals who are actively shaping change within their communities. Each award recipient demonstrated the incredible impact that passion, purpose, and empowerment can have on the lives of others.
As we reflect on the awe-inspiring awards evening, we are reminded of the transformative power that purpose instils in others. Shabana Khushi’s extraordinary journey serves as a striking example of how one individual can ignite a ripple effect of positive change, empowering women and children to rebuild their lives and pursue a brighter future.
At Stella, we stand with immense pride as the sponsor of the “Person with Purpose” award, supporting remarkable individuals like Shabana Khushi. We firmly believe in the profound impact of purpose-driven actions and remain steadfast in our commitment to empowering women and endorsing initiatives that create meaningful impact in our communities.
The Northern Power Women Awards served as a resounding call to action, inspiring us all to embrace our purpose and champion a world of empowerment and compassion. Shabana Khushi’s remarkable journey reminds us that together, we can foster a world where empowerment thrives, ensuring that every individual has the opportunity to flourish and make a lasting difference.
The Northern Power Women Awards were an unforgettable celebration of empowerment and purpose-driven achievements. Stella’s sponsorship of the “Person with Purpose” award further showcased our dedication to making a tangible difference in the lives of others. As we look ahead, we are inspired to continue supporting initiatives that elevate individuals like Shabana Khushi, creating a brighter and more equitable future for all. Together, we will stand united, driven by the belief that empowerment is a catalyst for meaningful and lasting change.
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