15 December 2011
We are delighted to announce that Zenith Rahman has been appointed the Vice-President of the Bromley by Bow Centre. This marks her role as one of the founders of the Centre and her tireless commitment as a local resident, councillor and community campaigner.
Zenith first got involved in the 1980s and has been instrumental in connecting the local Bengali community to the Centre and the services we provide by running numerous projects and events over the last 25 years. Indeed, many of the well-known services that the Bromley by Bow Centre now offers can trace their roots back to small projects that Zenith started many years ago.
At a recent ceremony to celebrate Zenith’s new role Lord Andrew Mawson, Founder and President of the Bromley by Bow Centre, said: “We call Zenith the “Mother of the Centre” because of her ability to enthuse, nurture and involve the local community. Her warmth and commitment has seen thousands of local people come through our doors. We have learnt so much about building excellent relations with communities through Zenith. It’s a real privilege to have her as our Vice-President.”
In accepting her new Vice-President position Zenith said: ‘I am very excited and proud to be the new Vice-President of the Bromley by Bow Centre. Our centre works so well because our local community feel part of it. My aim is to make sure we continue to build the centre so it is a place to be enjoyed by future generations. We started as a small project run from a church hall and we’ve shown what can be achieved when a community gets behind something.”
To mark the occasion we are commissioning one of our artists-in-residence, Sheenagh McKinlay, to make a coat-of-arms stained-glass window for Zenith. We are asking people to forward images that remind them of Zenith – so if you know her and have got an idea to shape the design of the window please contact email@example.com