Gulwali Passarlay with the Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton

Gulwali Passarlay with the Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton


  • SCHOLARSHIP (James Eden’s Foundation)
  • THE MANCHESTER BURSARY (The University of Manchester)


  • SILVER DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD (The Duke of Edinburgh)


  • GOLD AWARD, in honour of outstanding performance and dedication. (Virtual School Kent, Kent County Council)
  • EXCELLENCE AWARD, contribution to college life. (Bolton Sixth Form College)
  • VOICE4U ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, for support provided to international arrivals and Voice4U. (Voice4U, Bolton Council)
  • BRONZE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD (The Duke of Edinburgh)
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENT as an Ambassador for the Academy 2010/11 (Essa Academy)

* Other documents, certificates, and letters of recognition have not been included in this list.

Last updated 14 April 2014.



2 thoughts on “Recognition

  1. suly

    Dear Gulwali,
    May I congratulate you on your achievement to date.
    I wish you all the best for the future in you aspirations in Afghanistan.
    I think you are a true role model for the muslim community, a young boy who had nothing and has risen to be able to achieve anything.
    I am writing to enquire about the NHS England Youth Forum, that I know you are a part of.
    I am a highly motivated 16 year old, who is hopefully going to study at Sixth Form College next week.
    I was wondering on how I could get involved in the NHS Youth Forum as I believe I can greatly contribute.
    By the way I am also from Bolton.
    Many Thanks

  2. Tara

    After recently hearing you interviewed on CBC radio I ordered a copy of The Lightless Sky. It arrived yesterday and I finished it tonight. I could not put it down.

    Thank you for having the courage to openly and honestly share the story of your harrowing journey, though I wish it was not a story you or anyone else needed to tell. I am so struck by your resilience, strength of character, persistence, and endless compassion for others. You truly are an amazing individual.

    I wish you peace. Tara.


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