Youths learnt about pathways into different careers during an open workshop day.
The West London Islamic Centre youth workshops had a turnout of about 50 youngsters aged between 13 and 24 on Saturday (15).
Volunteers including entrepreneurs, accountants, doctors, a teacher, and a management consultant, social and digital media workers and engineers were available to tell people about their professional fields at the centre in Brownlow Road.
There were a number of stalls, one by the University of West London and another with representatives from Right At Home, the UK elderly home care providers based in South Ealing.
Councillor David Millican, leader of the Conservative party, was also present to talk about local government.
A volunteer for the Islamic centre said: “We were concerned about how much the youngsters would engage but they were really enthusiastic and excited to speak to different people and professionals.
“We encouraged them to speak to at least three or four different stalls to make the most of the day.
“It’s all about planting the right seeds and showing that there is always help and a reason to keep trying.
“The Islamic centre is a place of worship but also it’s about community service and this was an open event. Whoever wants to benefit from these kinds of events is welcome- not just Muslims.”