The Boys and Girls Club and London Police are giving back to a younger Londoner who’s made a big difference in the community.
Zahra El-Assily, a Grade 6 student at CC Carruthers, has been chosen as Student Police Chief for the Day after being nominated by the Boys and Girls Club.
“I was helping out people younger than me at the junior math program,” Zahraa tells AM980.
“I was helping two younger Syrian refugees who were at the Boys and Girls Club. I tutored them and I translated things for them.”
Zahraa’s been waiting for May 16th since she found out she was chosen as Student Chief of the Day back on April 25th.
“My family were extremely proud, they were really happy. My parents were ecstatic. They were so happy, proud. They kept praising about how good things come to those who wait, that’s what they kept saying to me. I was very happy.”
Zahraa started the day just after 7:15 a.m. when Cst. Tanya Leclerc picked her up in a cruiser. The two toured police headquarters, took in a morning meeting, and toured the Safety Village before heading to Aylmer to learn about training at the Ontario Police College.
“I want to give a really big thanks to the London Police Headquarters, to the amazing officer Tanya Leclerc, and I also wanted to thank the Boys and Girls Club for this amazing opportunity. If you work hard enough, you can get what you want in the end.”
Zahraa tells AM980 her goal is to become a lawyer and that being chosen for Student Chief For The Day is a great experience and opportunity that she’s grateful for.