Make a difference, do it yourself
At 14 years old Sabirul Islam made steps towards setting up his own business with his cousin. Now 17, Sabriul has written a book calling on other young people to get up off their comfy sofas and do something positive for themselves
Sabirul Islam was born in Tower Hamlets in a situation common to many young people from East London. By his on admission Sabirul didn't arrive with a silver spoon in his mouth, but that never stopped him striving to make the most of every opportunity.
At 14 years old he was hired by his cousin to help in his local business - He didn't make the greatest impression, but it was here that Sabirul decided anything was possible, "Although I was a failure in his business it was actually a starting point for me."
Sabirul's enthusiasm has pushed him to search out new opportunities and not give up on anything. "I can't should not be a word that is in your mind... It's about yes I can do it."
It's led him to write a book encouraging other young people that dreams can be turned into reality if they just make the effort. The book titled, 'The world at your feet' is Sabriul's quest to turn every young person into an entrepreneur, "It's a matter of 'when', not 'if' I succeed."
Sabirul hopes he can get his philosophy of the three strikes, 'intensity,' 'integrity,' and 'intelligence across to other young people and help them reach their potentials.
"The world is my oyster".....
last updated: 30/01/2008 at 17:11