Sheliza Kassam: Teen leader hones passion for civic affairs in mayor’s program

Sheliza Kassam: Teen leader hones passion for civic affairs in mayor’s programYouth council aims to instill leadership – by Allison Drinnan for Calgary Journal

Sheliza Kassam’s voice is buzzing with excitement, as she discusses a subject that is  very close to her heart — civic action. Her passion and gusto for it comes through in her
colorful descriptions of taking on a role as a leader in our city. She speaks with the type of wisdom and confidence that has the ability to move people to action.

Kassam is a shining example of what it takes to be an active and influential member of a community, but she is not your typical city council member. “I think it’s really important for
people to have a say in their city,”

Kassam says. “They’re looking at a wide variety of ideas and suggestions to make Calgary a better place to live in, and I think that’s really the essential goal.”

Read more here: https://ismailimail.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/sheliza-kassam.pdf
via Page 10, Calgary Journal November 2012: http://www.calgaryjournal.ca/print/Nov2012.pdf

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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