We are delighted to announce that Migrant Leaders Founder & CEO Elham Fardad has been shortlisted in the Charity Times Awards in the Charity Leader of the Year category. Full list of finalists: https://lnkd.in/d5s-raY
Elham said, "I am humbled by this recognition which really is shared by all our team, supporters, mentors and mentees who make Migrant Leaders special. We all live every day for our common purpose to help these amazing young people. Thank you for being on this journey with me."
Migrant Leaders delivered this Education Conference for the 4th year to support students with access to top universities . This webinar included expert training with Varsity Scholars founder Kate Kettle to support university applications. In collaboration with Granger Reis topics covered included How to Hack Job Applications and How to Make Social Media Work for Your Career.
We have been energised by bringing together Migrant Leaders mentees and mentors in our Migrant Leaders Connect Conference with training in collaboration with University of Warwick. Topics covered included Finding Your Strengths and a Leading Engineering Career Story.
We are proud to announce the appointment of Saeed Atcha MBE DL to our charity's Trustees Board. A diverse Board bringing wide perspectives, expertise and networks will be a key component of fulfilling the future vision for Migrant Leaders.
Saeed is an exceptional leader and was made a recipient of an MBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List, 2019, the youngest recipient that year. Saeed also serves as Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, among his many accomplishments and contributions: https://lnkd.in/d5mwCXK
We salute and welcome Saeed on our journey of shared purpose.
Creating a key opportunity for our Mentees to gain hands on experience in the world of social research, with Kantar’s Public Division, a global social research agency. They unlock the most effective ways to address global public policy challenges and deliver value for their clients.
See full information: Migrant Leaders Kantar Public Virtual Internship
The internship at a glimpse:
Elham’s key message here is that “The challenge for many charity leaders is how to adapt, respond and leverage unexpected challenges as an opportunity to increase impact for the beneficiaries. Our governance needs to be stronger than ever.”
See full article: Charity Times
Migrant Leaders expands its roadshow of engagement with corporates, communities, universities and schools in order to create opportunities for young people across Britain.
See some of the example events here:
We are delighted to launch EduTech Kids, a charity scheme for disadvantaged primary and secondary school kids. We aim to help alleviate digital poverty in education by providing laptops, smartphones and other digital equipment for their homes, donated through mobilising our network of corporate partners. The main aim of this scheme is to help boost digital inclusion for young people and to close the gap in education and development which has widened further for disadvantaged communities due to Covid-19. This scheme is part of our charity’s wider response to Covid-19 and economic downturn which disproportionately impacts disadvantaged and ethnic minority families.
The EduTech Kids scheme is part of the Fardad Foundation, an independent UK registered charity set up in 2017 to support young people from disadvantaged and ethnic minority backgrounds. The first programme, Migrant Leaders, was launched in 2017 to provide bespoke support to talented young 1st and 2nd generation...
During a workshop co-organised by Warwick’s EUTOPIA partner the University of Ljubljana, Elham Fardad delivered a presentation about inclusion and diversity in corporate spheres, sharing her experiences and advice from over two decades in senior leadership roles across global businesses. She discussed how students can discover job opportunities and create connections on the global stage, such as enrolling in virtual internships and taking part in mentoring programmes with experienced professionals.
Elham’s principal message was how students and graduates can “take advantage of disadvantage”, and find ways to thrive in their future careers, despite challenges that they might face due to factors such as a lack of resources and connections, or discrimination against gender and social or ethnic background. “Generation Z have the advantage and ability to take on opportunities on the global stage in order to overcome any disadvantages they may face on a local...
We are pleased to be launching Mentee Mentor, a charity mentoring scheme for disadvantaged primary school children. We provide our charity’s highest achieving mentees already established at university to mentor the younger scheme participants through digital sessions in after school clubs, offering them mentoring, role modelling and tutoring in Maths and English. Concurrently, this provides them with a source of income during their university studies, a way of utilising their talents and a sense of pride in their social impact.
The main aim of this scheme is to help close the primary schools educational attainment gap which has widened further for disadvantaged communities due to Covid-19. This scheme is part of our charity’s wider response to Covid-19 and economic downturn which disproportionately impacts disadvantaged and ethnic minority families.
The Mentee Mentor scheme is part of the Fardad Foundation, an independent UK registered charity set up in 2017 to...
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