Ahmad was just 14 when he survived a Taliban attack on his school in Peshawar, Pakistan by playing dead.
He was badly injured, and the atrocity saw his younger brother, his teacher, and 150 of his classmates massacred. Ahmad was brought to the UK for his treatment at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
This trauma led Ahmad to use his voice in the UK and globally against youth radicalisation and to promote the right to an education for all children.
Ahmad has led a nationwide campaign launched by the UK Government called Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) to inspire young people to speak out. He has spoken at events, schools and universities, sharing his story and encouraging other young people to be change_makers here in the UK.
The journey that Ahmad has gone through from being the victim of a horrific terrorist attack to the bright, young and energetic young man that he is today having a positive impact across multiple social, educational, inter-generational and counter-extremism platforms is truly remarkable.