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During pandemic mother spreads message of hope & paradise after life through jewellery design in memory of dead son

In memory of her dead son, Hasina Momtaz  spreads the message of  hope and paradise  after life through jewellery design to connect with Muslim community during pandemic. Early life in London Hasina came to the UK in the mid 1970s. She settled in Croydon, south London, from Bangladesh. She could not speak a word of English and was being bullied at school. ‘I remember nobody wanted to be my friend and the teacher assigned somebody to be my friend to look after me and make sure I was okay.’ Although she made south London her home, there was something unsettling for Hasina as a teenanger. ‘So   from the age of that 16, 17, I almost felt like I was on borrowed time because the school that I was at there were three or four Bangladeshi girls who all got taken out of school at the age of 16 and ...actually shipped back home… and married off there against their will.’ She confessed that she also felt the pressure from her father to get married. ‘I was determined that at least I was going to go

British Bangladeshi group highest vaccine uptake in London

The British government published Covid-19 Disparities Report on 3 December 2021.  It states the following:  'The Bangladeshi group was the only ethnic group...the highest rate of vaccine uptake at 91.7%' If you remember that  during the first wave of the pandemic, Black African and Caribbean communities working in health and social were affected due to their occupational risk.  During the second wave Bangladeshi and Pakistani groups were high risk because they were more likely than others to live in multi-generational houses. We must celebrate such a vaccination among Bangladesh is in London. 

Future of Covid from Bangladeshi & other minority communities public meeting a success! (recorded)

What a lovely group of passionate people attended the 7th Zoom public meeting organised by  BritBanglaCovid ,  since beginning of the pandemic, on 9th January at 3pm when we could easily have left everything for a day of sunshine! As usual, we covered Covid-19 in a very intelligent way and for which I am so grateful to my panelists:  Professor Patrick Vernon OBE FrHistS , Rokhsana Fiaz (Mayor of Newham)  Chris Tang ,  Rachel Blake ,  Shirina Ali  and others. We have covered from health, community, local authority, and most importantly, from the perspective of structural inequality that had already existed in our community when it comes to the question of Bangladeshis and other minority communities in London. It was such a pleasure to hear from everyone. There would not have been  BritBanglaCovid   without your support and belief in BritBanglaCovid! Thank you for being part of   BritBanglaCovid  world! ‘'Bangladeshi group was the only ethnic group...the highest vaccine uptake at 91.

Are you sceptical of Covid-19 vaccine and booster?

So, are still unsure about taking Covid-19 vaccine and the booster? England and Wales: Nearly 52,000 deaths each year before vaccine for DIPHTHERIA but only ONE death after vaccine. Over 460,000 deaths each year before vaccine for MEASLES Only 130 deaths after vaccine. World: 5 million deaths before vaccine for SMALL POX After vaccine Zero deaths. Do you still think vaccines do not work? TAKE COVID-19 VACCINE AND BOOSTER TO SAVE LIVES

Future of Covid from the perspective of Bangladeshi and other minority communities - 9th January 2022 at 3pm (Zoom Public Meeting)

BritBanglaCovid has organised its first online Zoom meeting since discovery of a new variant of Covid, Omicron.    Please register on EventBrite: here However, regardless of a number of challenges due to beyond the control of minority communities:   ‘'Bangladeshi group was the only ethnic group...the highest vaccine uptake at 91.7%.'’ This is according to the British government's Covid Disparities Report published on 3 December 2021. We have leaders from health, local and central governments, academic and grassroots members to encourage vaccination and to encourage positive discussion. SPEAKERS : Prof Patrick Vernon OBE - Health Campaigner Rokhsana Fiaz OBE - Mayor of Newham Rachel Blake - Deputy Mayor of Tower Hamlet Cabinet Member of Adult Health & Well-being. Chris Tang - Linguistic Education- Kings College London Shirina Ali - Community Advocacy Manager at Limehouse Project. Abdi Hassan - Founder of Cafe Afrik CIC We know there is vaccine hesitation in our commu

British Bangladeshi Vaccine uptake in London - 92% - the highest ethnic group in London!

We must not forget that according to the current government's report - Covid Disparities Report 2021- published on 3 December 2021 that 91.7% of Bangladeshis in London have already taken the vaccine. This group is therefore the highest vaccine taker compared to any other ethnic group in London. BritBanglaCovid would like to say thank you to everyone who have played their part. We still have a way long way to go. We just need to make sure we carry on with the campaign and call for the take up of the vaccine to everyone. There are still a million Londoners who have not yet taken the vaccine. We must not forget other minority communities too. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Councillor's early memory of racist attacks, safeguarding lives as social worker and recent loss of family members to Covid

Mumtaz Khan began her journey in Tower Hamlets where she learnt the tools to serve her community through social work and then as a local councillor in the East End.  During the pandemic, she lost her father and mother in law. This is her story. Early Life in Tower Hamlets Mumtaz and her five siblings, along with their mother, arrived in the mid 1970s to join their father,  to live in Spitalfields, Tower Hamlets.   They emigrated from Bangladesh to make Britain their home.  ‘There was a huge   struggle for my father to get us into the education system. There was a long waiting list. I also came at a time when east London was not the same east London that we were able to walk around quite safely these days,’ says Mumtuz. Fear, attack and racism She remembers the brutal killing of Altab Ali in 1978 by white racists which was a turning point for Bengali struggle in the East End.   The place where Altab Ali was killed was a minute walk away from where Mumtuz lived. ‘Dad kind of given us qui