Cultural Connector Case Study: Khushnood Ahmed

‘They believed in me and trusted me and gave me the opportunity, so it gives me an insight that yes, I can do these types of things.’

It has really changed my life in every way because I’m a single mother and I don’t have many family or friends in this country. So being a Cultural Connector has given me a family. When you say art, people think this is something we don’t know or this is a special thing we have to be qualified for or need special people to do it. We need to change that perception. These people are doing art. Every single person has been doing it – art is in everything that we do. People don’t realise it. So because of CBD and being a Cultural Connector all the events we do have an element of promoting art.

From my side I always say that I never knew that I could do all those things. They believed in me and trusted me and gave me the opportunity so it gives me an insight that yes, I can do these types of things.

It gives a good reputation to the area. This is the biggest best thing I would say happened in our borough.