Posts tagged Youth
7 Ways How Sports is a Tool for Social Change

Sara Rahim (United Nations Advisory Councillor) provides top 7 tips on how sports is a tool for social change as a form of diplomatic strategy.

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Home Away from Home for Ex-Pat Romanians

he Embassy of Romania in the UK has shown great leadership in serving its ex-pat community in Britain. Here is why they were awarded the Grassroot Diplomat Honouree.

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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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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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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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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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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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Tunisian Ambassador HE Nabil Ammar Nominated Post-Uprising

His Excellency Nabil Ammar is nominated for his outreach work after the revolution. The Ambassador came into office in London at a time when Tunisia was at its most fragile. After the uprising in 2011, Mr Ammar was left to manage a difficult transition period and to establish new relations of confidence with Tunisians living in the UK. 

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Parliamentary Rock Band MP4 Nominated for Rocking Jams for Charities

Led by Rt Hon Sir Greg Knight MP (Conservative, East Yorkshire), Pete Wishart MP (SNP, Perth and North Perthshire), Kevin Brennan (Labour, Cardiff West), and former Labour MP Ian Cawsey, the band was formed in 2004 as the first and the world’s only Parliamentary Rock band.  

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Victim's Commissioner Baroness Helen Newlove Nominated for Tackling Drinks Culture

Baroness Newlove is nominated for her vast campaigns in tackling drinking culture and creating safer communities across the United Kingdom. The surge to bring about change was born from the tragic murder of her late husband Garry Newlove who in 2007 was murdered by three drunken teenagers after confronting them for vandalising her car. 

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Julian Brazier MP Nominated for Promoting Outdoor Adventure

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence and MP for Canterbury and Whitstable Julian Brazier is nominated for his ongoing work to promote outdoor adventure. Mr Brazier has fought hard for young people to have opportunities to learn about risk management, self-discipline and teamwork through outdoor activities unfortunately deemed too hazardous by society.

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Government Minister George Freeman MP Nominated for The Norfolk Way

As said by George Freeman MP, the Norfolk Way is the reason why he is involved in politics. Founded in 2007, Mr Freeman created the Norfolk Way to inspire entrepreneurial activity and raise aspirations in an area too often dismissed by Whitehall as a ‘rural backwater’. Known for its rich heritage of villages and markets, Norfolk is traditionally rural with dependency on agriculture and historic issues over large-scale over-development.

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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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Youth Innovation in Albania

On 25th – 28th August 2014, Executive Director Talyn Rahman-Figueroa was invited as a special guest speaker to the Future Leaders Congress in Vlore, Albania. The Congress was not only an occasion for young people to socialise with far-reaching neighbours, but also an opportunity for participants as young as 16 years old to present practical ideas on issues using science, social media, diplomacy, and education.

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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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Honduran Ambassador HE Ivan Romero-Martinez Nominated for Grassroot Diplomat Award

Ambassador Ivan Romero-Martinez of the Embassy of Honduras has been nominated for the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award under the Social Driver category for actively supporting several NGOs working for the welfare for Honduran street children.

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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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