Launching Mentee Mentor in Response to Covid-19 and Economic Downturn

news other Nov 02, 2020

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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Migrant Leaders Founder & CEO Speaking at University of Warwick Change Maker Series

conferences events news other Oct 22, 2020

We look forward to Migrant Leaders Founder & CEO Elham Fardad speaking at the University of Warwick Change Maker Series on the topic of collaboration across sectors. Elham Fardad, herself an alumni of the Warwick Executive MBA which she completed in 2003, says:

“I am elated to be a regular guest speaker at Warwick University and to share my experience and insights which I hope will influence their audiences at their various student, alumni and other events. It is truly fulfilling to serve the university who gave me the chance all those years ago to join their Executive MBA at such a young age which enabled me to benefit from the vast experience of that cohort. I started my MBA around the time that I joined GE as a Financial Controller in 1999. I was acutely aware of how young I was for that GE role and I sensed that my key success factor was to be my commercial and operational contributions to the wider GE business. The Warwick MBA gave me a framework for that and...

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Migrant Leaders Mentioned in The Guardian

news other Oct 21, 2020

We are proud that Migrant Leaders was mentioned in The Guardian as an example of a charity that is making a difference by working to inspire disadvantaged young migrants to broaden their horizons and fulfil their potential. 

The article brings valuable insights on why and how employers can create a workplace where everyone can thrive and the importance of this to young talent. Our Founder & CEO Elham Fardad would like to give a shout out to our very own Jouja Maamri who is a member of the Migrant Leaders Executive Team, “Jouja is one of the very talented young people I am lucky enough to be working with, who has put her personal purpose at the centre of her work and career aspirations right from the start. She and so many others give me hope that together we can build a world and a future that offers everyone more hope than we had in the past.” Migrant Leaders Founder & CEO, Elham Fardad.

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Migrant Leaders Launches Opportunity Fund for Migrant Students

awards news other Sep 01, 2020

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...

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Migrant Leaders Founder & CEO Selected as Finalist for Institute of Directors Award

awards news other Aug 15, 2020

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:

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Migrant Leaders Announced as Finalist for Charity Times Awards

news other Jul 28, 2020

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 450 volunteer mentors from across 95 companies and large organisations and our corporate sponsors and partners including Anglo AmericanSmith & Nephew and Kantar among the many others for their incredible support of our charity and the talented mentees we work with. Thank You everyone!

 See our impact report and progress to date: Impact Report

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Migrant Leaders Approved for Funding by The National Lottery Community Fund

news other Jul 23, 2020

We are grateful and pleased to announce that Migrant Leaders has been approved for funding by the The National Lottery Community Fund.

The National Lottery Community Fund, has helped us to provide further support to our beneficiaries in our response to Covid-19. We would like to thank the Government for making this possible.

Thank you also to all our supporters and the Migrant Leaders team working everyday towards our shared purpose. Fauzia Hart James Rhodes Vaheesan Sinnathamby René Carayol MBE Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE FRSA FKCL Int. Public Speaker, DnI Specialist, Exec. Sponsor

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Migrant Leaders Partnership with Kantar Launches First Virtual Internship

news other Jul 15, 2020

We are thrilled to launch our first Migrant Leaders Virtual Internship Programme in collaboration with Kantar. This marks an important milestone in providing quality work experiences to our young people starting Summer 2020. Thank you everyone at Consulting by Kantar including Philip Smiley and the whole team.

See our previous collaborations here:

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Migrant Leaders Partnership with Smith & Nephew Delivers Deep Dive into STEM Careers

conferences events news other Jul 13, 2020

We are delighted to announce that the Migrant Leaders partnership with Smith & Nephew is continuing for a second year bringing insights, exposure and experiences to our deserving young mentees. Thank you everyone at Smith & Nephew.
Our next project delivered on 13th July, was a deep dive into STEM careers through a multi-workstream digital workshop for our mentees. This workshop challenged stereotypes and promoted diversity and inclusion in STEM careers. The Smith & Nephew team demonstrated the variety of careers available with STEM qualifications within one company. Our Mentees saw a mechanical engineering experiment and a technology pitch as examples of typical workshop tasks. The Talent Acquisition team provided insights into how recruitment works to help our young people consider how their skills and abilities translate to the workplace. They heard what a good CV looks like, how to write covering letters and learned about skills employers are...

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Migrant Leaders Launches Resilience and Confidence Training for Young People

conferences events news other Jul 08, 2020

As part of our efforts to support young people during these difficult times we are proud to launch our Migrant Leaders resilience and confidence resources and training on our Digital Zone:

We are delighted to bring our resilience module to life with our webinar with Winston Ben Clements on 8th July 2020.

Winston Ben Clements was predicted to live a life of isolation and pain due to a rare bone disorder known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI). This condition caused his bones to be extremely fragile, suffering over 200 fractures in his lifetime. Despite this, he has taken a stand for a quality of life that knows no excuses and no limits.

Winston has shared his story on stages, conferences and media platforms all around the world. He specialises in resilience and leadership training as well as diversity and inclusion.

Winston is a two-time TED Speaker, entrepreneur, mentor and board member at various organisations. His ultimate mission is to...

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