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Shamayun Miah – Futures Are Built With Small Acts Of Kindness

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Travon Marner
Travon Marner
Travon Marner is a seasoned journalist with nearly 12 years under his belt. While studying journalism at Boston, Travon found a passion for finding local stories. As a contributor to Business News Ledger, Travon mostly covers human interest pieces.

As a business leader, Shamayun Miah has worked across various industries and countries around the world.  He specialises in the banking, airline and energy industries and has significant experience in large-scale digital transformation and performance improvement programmes.  He has a solid track record building businesses, heading up company divisions, and supporting its growth ambitions, employees, and clients. Shamayun Miah is also passionate about sustainability, the environment, and his community.  He is a family man, living and working in London.

Aside from his work in the tech industry, Shamayun Miah has a philanthropic nature that has service at its core.   Service to his immediate and broader global community. The destabilising and devastating war in Yeomen is a mammoth global crisis. Shamayun Miah has been spurred into action, determined to make a meaningful impact, a difference or even a dent in the crisis. There are around twenty million people in Yeomen who are suffering. Eighty percent of Yemen’s population desperately need emergency aid, the most significant number in any country in the world.  A conflict that has caused more than 12,000 civilian deaths, devastated lives and caused colossal damage to the country’s physical infrastructure and social fabric.

Yemen continues to be impacted by one of the world’s worst food crises; it is projected that over two million children under the age of five will suffer from severe malnutrition and will die if they do not get urgent help.  There are also an additional 8.5 million children who do not have access to clean water and sanitation. The COVID-19 Pandemic has made matters worse.

Shamayun Miah has been involved with Muslim Hands, a UK-based charity dedicated to serving the most vulnerable people across the world by addressing the root causes of poverty and empowering communities.  Shamayun Miah has been fundraising and bringing awareness of the Crisis in Yemen and helping the people of Yemen by donating money going towards medical equipment, assistance, shelter and more.

This crisis impacts women and children the most; they experience regular inhumane physical and psychological abuse. After seeing some of the damaging effects on family, women, and children in Yemen, he went into full force to help make a difference to the countryLast December, with his friends, he decided to get seriously involved.  As a father of three wonderful boys, Shamayun Miah was compelled to act as he believes all children have a right to safety, education, food and medical care.

Shamayun Miah

Working with Muslim Hands UK, JustGiving and digital campaigning, Shamayun Miah managed to connect with a vast network of people and surpassed his fundraising target for the children of Yemen, raising a total of £7,500 in weeks.  This is an example of the great interconnection between the power of social media and the generosity of people who care and want to do their bit. He’s now keen to take humanitarianism online to make a difference in people’s lives across the globe. Getting connected with other charities, he wants to use his skills to help bring attention to these causes and get people involved.

Charity work is not new to Shamayun Miah. He has been involved in helping remote villages in Bangladesh build clean water supplies over the last ten years.  He has raised money and has travelled to Bangladesh Sylhet district to assist in the procurement, logistics and building of the water pumps which provide clean water to drink and sanitation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more recent travel and development plans were scuppered.

Closer to home, Shamayun Miah hopes to impart his knowledge, skills and digital experience of working in the business world to upcoming entrepreneurs and startups in London looking to build their business to the next level.  He gives informal coaching and support to others in the early stages of developing their business ideas or scaling their operations. Shamayun Miah is keen to do all he can to help and support his community and provide mentorship and guidance. Looking towards the future, he will continue to engage and make change and impact where possible.

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