MS receives special recognition award

The awards were part of Black History Month celebrations

The North Wales Africa Society, based at Bangor African and Caribbean Centre, gave special recognition awards to individuals as part of their Black History Month celebrations. 


Siân Gwenllian MS was amongst individuals to receive recognition.


In partnership with Cyngor Gwynedd, Learning Links International, Africanation, and the Bangor Afro Caribbean Society (ACS Bangor), NWAS commemorated Black History Month with events at the City of Bangor Council Chamber.


The celebration of North Wales’ black heritage included the awards ceremony, a performance by a live band, and African cuisine. 


Awards were presented by the vice Chair of Cyngor Gwynedd Cllr. Elwyn Jones to individuals in recognition of their service.


The North Wales Africa Society (NWAS) award categories, nominees & winners were as follows:


COVID Response Volunteer Award

  1. Dr Victor Ebuele (Winner)
  2. Mr Samuel Njoku 
  3. Ms Esther Sankey Njeri 
  4. Mrs Juliet Mahlanze 
  5. Ms Nenie Anetekha


Outstanding Leadership Award. 


In recognition exemplary leadership quality and resilience in championing the common good of the Afro Caribbean Society in North Wales.


  1. Dr Salamatu Fada (Winner)


Industry & Entrepreneurship Award  


In recognition of contributions to the development of small businesses & offering opportunities to our community & Bangor at large. 


  1. Mrs Margaret Ogunbanwo (Winner) 
  2. Dr Bale Modibo
  3. Ms Esther Sankey Njeri 
  4. Mr Omolemo Thamae


Innovation and Support to families award.


  1. Dr Carmen Gasca (Winner) 
  2. Sue Chingombe-Jones 
  3. Grace Oni


Science and Innovation award 


  1. Dr Victor Ebuele (Winner)


Arts (Visual/ Music/Performance) 


Individuals who through their work, skills & art have portrayed the culture and traditions of the black community.


  1. Jean Samuel Mfykela (Winner) 
  2. Khadejah Kanu
  3. Adebanke Osunsade
  4. Colin Daimon


Outstanding Academic Achievement (Youth) 


In recognition of academic excellence in the past year. 


  1. Munachimso Nneji (Regional Price Shell Bright ideas contest, Cont Ax 2020/21 6A*,8A, 1B)
  2. Jamin Fada (A Level result : Maths A*, Biol A*, Phys A) 


(Both Winners)


Sports Award (Youth) 


  1. Jaleel Fada (Winner)
  2. Mabon Stammers (Winner) 


Leadership Award (Youth) 


  1. Kupakwashe Nyabote (Winner) 
  2. Ms Jocelyn Okonkwo (Winner)


Community Integration and Support 


  1. Medwen Edwards 
  2. Larmin Touray (Winner) 
  3. Ize Adava (Winner) 
  4. Samuel Njoku 
  5. Dr Salamatu Fada 


Good Citizens Award 


Dr Ernest Ahiaku (Winner)

Dr Liz Millman (Winner)

Mr Theodre Ogbu (Winner)

Dr Bale Modibu (Winner)

Dr Ama Eyo (Winner)


Special Recognition Award 


North Wales Africa Society (Winner)

Cllr Owen Hurcum (Winner)

Siân Gwenllian MS (Winner)

North Wales Police (Winner)

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  • Catrin Gruffudd
    published this page in News 2021-11-09 10:29:55 +0000

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