6 Oct 2017

Grenfell: the young girl’s dreams that were never fulfilled


Four months after the Grenfell Tower disaster, all five members of one family – both parents and three children – were laid to rest today following funeral prayers at East London Mosque. Among them, an amazing 12-year-old girl named Firdaws Hashim, who weeks  earlier in the year had won a celebrated schools debating competition. Bill Gates, who handed her the award, sent his own tribute , calling her a young girl “who had enormous potential and wanted to make the world better”.