Migrant Leaders has launched its long planned Migrant Leaders Opportunity Fund to enable exceptional migrant students to attend top universities. Our talented migrant students often find themselves in a situation where, despite gaining offers to study at top universities, they may not be entitled to student funding. This sometimes comes as a shock to them as many have been here for years and made Britain their home. Israel Johnson, Migrant Leaders Mentee and one of the recipients of the fund says “My story began when I moved to the UK in 2010 with my family when we sought safety from the violence of Boko Haram in Nigeria. I want to dedicate my life to the field of science but am ineligible for student finance, Migrant Leaders is giving me that opportunity by paying for my tuition fees to study Biomedical Science at the University of Warwick.”
Successful students will work directly with Elham Fardad and gain her additional mentoring, support, connections and...
Migrant Leaders Founder & CEO Elham Fardad selected as a Finalist for the IoD’s Director of the Year Awards for her work on Migrant Leaders.
See all the deserving Finalists across categories: https://www.iodawards.com/
We are proud to announce the news that Migrant Leaders has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Charity Times Awards in the Charity of the Year category. We are in good company with other charities who are so deserving of making the shortlist. We would like to wholeheartedly thank our 250 volunteer mentors from across 95 companies and large organisations and our corporate sponsors and partners including Anglo American, Smith & Nephew and Kantar among the many others for their deep support of our charity and the talented mentees we work with. Thank You everyone!
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In celebration of International Women’s Day hosted by Baroness Verma at the House of Lords, Elham Fardad was given a Women of Excellence Award for her professional achievements and further contributions made to others in Britain. Margaret Ali, UK Director of UPF and Robin Marsh, Secretary General of UPF UK avid supporters of gender parity facilitated a very meaningful discussion with the panel of speakers and delivered a message of hope. As part of the panel of speakers Elham Fardad expressed “…my biggest achievement in life hasn’t been about me, it has been about my children. It was my children who inspired me to start the charity Migrant Leaders. It was my children who inspired me to imagine a Britain they would live in where every young person regardless of where they come from had the leadership capability to aspire to become their best, to have the confidence and resilience to go after their dreams. To have the connections and opportunities that are...
In celebration of Young Achievers at the House of Commons, Elham Fardad was awarded by UPF for her mentoring of young migrants over the last 10 years. The award was presented to Elham by Margaret Ali, Robin Marsh and Rt Hon John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. Elham’s message to the young people was “…Fear nothing and no-one, least of all yourself…for the brave man dies once in his life but the fearful man dies a thousand deaths a day…”
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