Posts tagged Education
Baroness Kidron on the Edge of Madness

Baroness Beeban Kidron OBE recently became a grassroot diplomat for her fresh and innovative approach to educating young people on a smorgasbord of cultures and issues.

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Unleashing Talent of Generation-Y

Consultant Khadija Hamouchi dives into the wide talents of young people that society has left behind.

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Michael Teoh: Model Citizen of the Month

Educational entrepreneur Michael Teoh is helping young people unleash their true potential has led him to inspire 1,000,000 millennials to become change makers

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Sharon Hodgson MP Nominated for Holiday Hunger Campaign

Sharon Hodgson MP is nominated for her work on ensuring that children have meals during school breaks. Ms Hodgson has been a prominent voice in campaigns for children to have a decent meal during school break, after successfully securing commitment from the Prime Minister in protecting free school meals for children.

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Baroness Lola Young Nominated for Work on the Young Review

Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE was nominated for her work on the Young Review, which looks to improving outcomes for young black, and Muslim men in the Criminal Justice System (CJS). In 2013, Baroness Young chaired a Task Group comprising ex-offenders and representatives from the voluntary, statutory, private and academic sectors to advise and help shape the Young Review.

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Why we are investing in Albanian Youths

The Balkans region currently faces a lot of challenges in youth policy within the civil society sector. An example of this Albania, a country making a transition from the communist ideology. Young people are facing huge barriers in looking for ways to collaborate with the government, particularly in receiving support for their vision and work.

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Baroness Deborah Stedman-Scott Award Nomination for Tomorrow's People

Baroness Stedman-Scott is nominated for her inspiring work with national employment charity, Tomorrow’s People. Baroness Stedman-Scott has a strong passion for improving the lives of individuals living on the margins.  She joined Tomorrow’s People in 1984 from the Salvation Army. In the thirty years since the charity was founded, 470,000 people have been helped on their journey back to work. 

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Zuriel Oduwale: 12-year-old Super Journalist

This month, we feature Nigeria-born Zuriel Oduwale as "Model Citizen of the Month". Zuriel is the youngest person in the world to be featured in Forbes Magazine and is one of Africa’s 100 Most Influential People of 2013. Zuriel wants to understand why girls in developing countries have little access to education.  

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The Not-So Inexperienced Youths

Hiring the right workforce in this unfavourable economic climate is vital for businesses. In times of crisis, companies are understandably relying on the hiring of an experienced workforce to maintain their level of competition in global markets. But what if the key to success and competition lied also in the hiring of unexperienced youths? 

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Robert Buckland Standing up for the Rights of People with Autism

Winning the 2013 Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award, Member of Parliament Robert Buckland has been one of the most outspoken champions on autistic rights particularly on special education during his term in parliament since his 2010 inauguration.

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Dame Tessa Jowell MP Recognised for Work on Former Sure Start Programme

Dame Tessa Jowell MP of Dulwich and West Norwood is nominated for her work on the Sure Start Programme. Founded in 1998, Sure Start was created to support children and early infancy through education in developing emotional attachment which could make the difference whether a child does well in school, and becomes a good citizen.  

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Mayor of Lambeth Councillor Adedamola Aminu Shortlisted for Prestigious Award

Mayor of Lambeth Cllr Adedamola Aminu is announced as one of 60 shortlisted nominees for the 3rd Annual Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award. Cllr Aminu is nominated for his outstanding contribution to the growth and development of young people and minority communities expanding outside the Borough of Lambeth.

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Bridget Jones Director Baroness Beeban Kidron Nominated for FilmClub and iRights

Baroness Kidron is nominated for her work with FilmClub and the new 5-point internet framework iRights. Described as her “mad as hell moment”, Baroness Kidron founded educational charity FilmClub in 2006 to provide children with unthreatening life experiences through access to carefully selected films.

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Palestinian Diplomat Manuel Hassassian Nominated for Raising Palestinian Awareness

Professor Manuel Hassassian is a Palestinian diplomat who came from occupation and managed higher education under occupation. He has dedicated his career to raising awareness about Palestine to help change its future and discourse.  

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Stourbridge MP Margot James Brings Inhalers Back to School

Ms James has been nominated for spearheading a major campaign to improve emergency asthma care in schools across the country. Asthma is the most common condition amongst children with an average of 2 children in every school classroom suffering from it. The Medicines Act 1968 prohibited inhalers being kept for generic use, providing an exemption for the armed forces, RNLI and mountain rescue teams only. 

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Baroness Blood Tackling Northern Ireland's Deeply Rooted Segregation

Baroness Blood, the first woman from Northern Ireland to be offered a life peerage and seat in the House of Lords, was also the first winner of the Social Driver Award. Her work on integrating education in Northern Ireland is an important one, working tirelessly to fundraise for the initiative that has permeated Northern Ireland since the start of ‘The Troubles’.

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CEO at Envision UK “We Are London” event

CEO Talyn Rahman-Figueroa provides nuggets of wisdom to students under the ages of 19 at Central Hall in Westminster, the hub of Europe's political activities.

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Baroness May Blood Award Shortlist for Irish Education Integration

Baroness May Blood MBE has been nominated for the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award under the Social Driver category for her tireless campaign in Northern Ireland with the Integrated Education Fund.

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