Nicolette Nadimir’s passion for helping children has been recognised with a mayoral award.
Ms Nadimir won the “community service for children support” award in a virtual event that was held recently across all City sub-councils.
She is one of 12 community workers from Sub-council 2 who received mayoral awards.
The Scottsdene resident is also one of the first women to join the community’s Walking Bus Project – a Department of Community Safety-endorsed initiative that sees parents walk children to school in dangerous areas.
“I have a passion for community work. I get my drive from the fact that I come from a broken home, and I see the impact it has and what an impact I could make in the lives of people,” Ms Nadir said.
“Since I was a child I used to share what I had with those who didn’t have.
“I started working at an early age, and in fisheries, which is where I noticed a lot of homeless children begging for food. I would buy from my workplace and give it to them because I could not bear seeing kids go hungry.”
She also donates shoes and school clothes to poor children living in the poverty- and crime-stricken Scottsdene.
She buys the items using her own money and also pools resources from other residents.
Ms Nadimir has worked closely with councillor Grant Twigg, who recognised her work in the community and recommended her for an award.
Mr Twigg described Ms Nadimir as a dedicated community worker.