2014 Fairfield City Young Citizen of the Year – Basim Shamaon

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0123 Aust Day Awards_02Basim has made a significant contribution to the Fairfield community by representing the interests and needs of young people. He continues to motivate and encourage the youth community to participate in charity events and supports humanitarian causes.

He wrote a book about Fairfield Fire Station’s service and its importance to the area. The book is now available at the Whitlam Library. Basim spent two years researching more than 100 heritage items of Fairfield City and posted them on ‘History Pin Website’ to promote the City locally and internationally.
Basim has volunteered for many organisations, including:

• The Salvation Army, where he was a coordinator for Fairfield City Red Shield Appeal and recruited groups of high school students to volunteer
• As a member of the Multicultural Youth Network, Basim was involved in running a workshop for Youth Leaders Day
• He was also appointed ambassador for peace by the Universal Peace Federation.

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