Remembering Srebrenica – Mr Baker recognised for his ‘exceptional’ commitment

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 in News

Mr Baker (second right) receiving his award

Our executive headteacher, Mr Baker, was recently commended for his voluntary work with Remembering Srebrenica at their North West Cohesive Society Awards. His passion for the cause stems from his time working with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in Bosnia-Herzegovina, when he helped to identify the victims of the Srebrenica genocide in the late 1990s. Mr Baker  is committed to educating people of the consequences of leaving hatred unchecked across Cheshire and the Wirral, regularly speaking and presenting in a voluntary capacity.

 

Chair of Remembering Srebrenica’s North West Board, Elinor Chohan said:

“The time and effort that Steven has put into commemorating Srebrenica is inspiring. He has generously offered his invaluable insights to members of different communities, faiths, and educational institutions, including speaking at recent Holocaust Memorial events. The reaction to his work and that of our other Community Champions really shows that people in the North West want their communities to be stronger and safer by uniting against hatred and welcoming everyone regardless of their race, religion, sexuality or ability.”

Dr Waqar Azmi OBE, Chairman of Remembering Srebrenica, added:

“Never has it been more important for us to learn the lessons from Srebrenica, so it is vital that we have talented and driven individuals like Steven bringing people together. The dedication of our volunteers across the UK last year meant that we put on nearly 400 events, attended by over 50,000 people. By working with schools, councils, faith organisations and other community groups we can challenge those who spread divisive messages in their efforts to breed hatred and intolerance.”

The Srebrenica genocide is acknowledged as the worst atrocity in Europe since World War Two. If you would like to learn more about Remembering Srebrenica  please click on the link:  https://www.srebrenica.org.uk/