Baccalaureate of Health Sciences program at the
University of Ottawa. Shamin is born in Toronto with a
Guyanese background. He is the founder and president
of the national charity, LetsStopAIDS. Shamin lives by
his motto, “All it takes it one action to make one
dream a reality.”
When Shamin was fifteen, he was devastated to learn
about the death of children through HIV and AIDS. He
wanted to make a difference and prove that youth
have a strong impact on society. At the age of fifteen,
Shamin founded LetsStopAIDS with a small group of
high school students. Shamin has been an inspirational
speaker to thousands of youth across Canada, South
Africa, China and India promoting the message that
youth can truly make a difference. Shamin, who has
always been keen to take action and make a
difference, started LetsStopAIDS from an idea, which
has now evolved into a national charitable
Shamin Mohamed Jr. is a recipient of the DAREarts Leadership award and is one of the 2005
Canada’s ‘Top 20 Under 20’ for innovation, leadership and achievement. He has been the
president of his middle school and high school. He was also the Toronto District School
Board’s SuperCouncil President representing 86 000 secondary students in 103 secondary
schools. He is also a member of the University of Ottawa senate.
Shamin is a humanitarian, inspirational speaker, a leader, and a follower that believes that
everyone can achieve their dreams, once they strive for it.
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