George is not only a passionate youth worker who has a variety of experiences including working with young people affected by: alcohol and other drugs (AOD), unemployment, physical disabilities and homelessness. He has also worked with adult criminals for five years in both Corrections and the Department of Justice in Victoria, Australia. George has worked closely with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds as well as other minority groups including clients who identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.
George is the co-founder of Little Global People, a business established to provide educational books, games and workshops for youth and young adults, centred around developing values, manners and life skills. George’s ability to connect with both young and older clients and people in general is truly commendable. He is able to both empathize with and inspire young people in many ways.
It is the deep connection he has with young people and pride deriving from his own cultural background that has driven him to become an author of a series of children’s fictional books, namely the Childhood Champions series. The stories follow a group of eight-year-old friends who come from culturally diverse backgrounds living in George’s own hometown in New York City. Each story addresses different life-lessons ranging from faith to friendship, compassion to teamwork and to the personal safety of children.
George regularly undertakes incursions to Primary and Secondary schools, promoting literacy and presenting programs to young students about the Childhood Champions series. He is also a youth motivational speaker signed to an agency named Booked Out Speakers agency. Since the publication of the Childhood Champions book series, funds were also raised to help build water wells around the world in partnership with Muslim Aid Australia. A percentage of each donation gathered from his original crowd funding campaign which was used to publish the first two books, was able to go towards and support the construction of six water wells in countries such as: Cambodia, Pakistan, Indonesia and India. George continues to partner with Muslim Aid Australia and advocates for the accessibility of safe drinking water in developing countries, with a total of twenty-one completed wells across the globe.
George’s career in community services followed a complete change in career trajectory. After completing his double Bachelor degree in English and Psychology at Auburn University, Alabama, he had pursued a career in the entertainment industry. However, George now continues to implement his profound knowledge, qualification and career in the English language, supported with his Psychological background at a professional level, by continuing to deliver programs and literacy aimed books to students at all levels.
George was selected as one of the 10 most influential African-American, Muslim authors in 2019, known by all through the Omera Productions. George’s acclaimed career and success was also highlighted in 2015 by the Rejuvenate Magazine, within the 40 under 40 Connect Faith section.
As George continues to serve the wider community through his many initiatives, he endeavours to leave a lasting impact in the literacy space, through forming and implementing many other educational projects. Two new children’s books are due to be published soon, together with corresponding educational card games.
Brother George you my dear brother are doing a prestigious job of enlightening and encouraging the believers to live up to our full potential. Through works of this caliber can only accumulate good deeds. I pray that Allah continue to keep your heart pure and make your mission successful.
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