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An interview with Shan E Abbas Hassam – Secretary General of The World Federation

Updated 6 May 2014

Shan E Abbas Hassam, the Secretary General of The World Federation has been a volunteer in the community for several years.  In addition to the work he has done with his local jamaat and regional federation, he has also been involved with The World Federation for over 10 years.  During his time with the organisation, Shan E Abbas has worked as an Executive Councillor, the Assistant Secretary General of International Relief and Development and the Deputy Secretary General.

Shan E Abbas sat with interviewer, Sakina Datoo, and talked about his role as the Secretary General over the last 3 years.  He discussed the various projects he has been involved in, including the Madressa Centre of Excellence (MCE).  Another achievement he touched on was the realignment of The World Federation and its relationship with the Regional Federations.  Shan E Abbas also talks about the importance of youth and their involvement in the community. 

During the interview, Shan E Abbas answered several questions including:

• You have been the Secretary General for the last three years - what has The World Federation really achieved during this time?

• How would you say The World Federation has changed over the years?

• How has The World Federation worked with the different regions around the world?

• Tell us more about the different departments at The World Federation? What have been their key achievements?

• In your opinion, what do you think has worked well at The World Federation?

• What could have been done better or has not gone as well as you expected?

• Would you have done anything differently?

• There are often many comments that The World Federation is not affecting the grassroots – what are your thoughts on this?

• Do we really need an organisation such as The World Federation?

The interview can be viewed here

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