Diversity Programme 2020/2021

Th Naz Legacy Foundation seeks to promote excellence in education, especially for children from black and ethnic minority backgrounds.We are holding a number of Diversity Days and events online and would like to invite schools in London to join the programme. 

Their first virtual event is on Thursday 1st October, in partnership with FCDO digital services, and focuses on STEM and opportunities within this sector. Later in the year, the Foundation will be introducing workshops on community cohesion and civic participation. Schools have the option of hosting these as school assemblies or virtually.Details of the programme can be viewed here. The Evaluation of the 2019/2020 programme has been attached below.

If your school is interested in taking part in the Diversity Programme please contact us by Friday 18th September. If you have any queries regarding the program, please do not hesitate to contact us.

This programme is supported by the Cosaraf Charitable Foundation.

#BreaktheGlass: Speakers Announced

We are delighted to confirm that Naz Legacy and Rising Girl, will be joined by four exceptional role models over the next three weeks who have been breaking barriers through out their lives.

On Wednesday 22nd July at 11am we will be joined by writer, broadcaster, journalist and advocate, Charlie Webster. To Register please click here.

On Wednesday 29th July at 12pm, we will be joined by the first and only Sikh Council Leader in London, Cllr Jas Athwal. To Register please click here.

On Thursday 30th July at 4pm, we have a #BreaktheGlass special with International Trade lawyer and founder of Inspiring Girls International, Miriam Gonzalez Durantez. To Register please click here.

On Wednesday 5th August at 2pm, we will be joined by the first black woman to speak from the despatch box in the House of Commons in 2009, Dawn Butler MP. To Register please click here.

More series speakers will be announced soon.

We Are Hiring!

The Naz Legacy Foundation Foundation has an exciting opportunity to join our small team as a Programmes Coordinator. We are looking for a highly motivated and organised individual to support the Director of Operations and wider team by leading on programme delivery and support on administrative processes and procedures.

Job Title: Programme Coordinator

Responsible to: Director of Operations 

Salary: £23,000 (pro rata)

Hours: 30 hours a week

Term: 8-month fixed term with potential to develop into a permanent role 

Location: London + Working from home

Application Procedure

Submit CV and letter of application demonstrating how you meet the person specification. You should include two referees: Please give the contact details of two people we are able to contact for references, one of whom should be your most recent employer. Referee’s will be approached if you are short listed. Please indicate your relationship to them (they should not be friends or relatives). The referees must be able to comment on your knowledge and experience and your ability to do the job you have applied for.  Referee’s will be approached if you are short listed. Please indicate your relationship to them (they should not be friends or relatives). The referees must be able to comment on your knowledge and experience and your ability to do the job you have applied for. 

Fill out Equal Opportunities Questionnaire and please attach when applying. 

Email application to info@nazlegacy.org with subject: Application for Programmes Coordinator 

Application Deadline: Wednesday 22nd July, 11:59pm

 Interviews: Week commencing 27th July 2020

Break the Glass with Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC

For the launch of our Break the Glass series, we will be joined by the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC.

As the only woman to have been appointed Secretary-General of Commonwealth she is placing special emphasis on mobilising the 54 nations of the Commonwealth to tackle climate change – including its disproportionate impact on women – and, through women’s enterprise, to build the resilience of smaller or more vulnerable countries. Eliminating domestic violence and violence against women and girls is another area of focus.

Register now to join us for this inspirational session

New Virtual Series: Break the Glass

The Naz Legacy Foundation and Rising Girl, will be launching their ‘Break the Glass’ virtual series on Wednesday 1st July 2020. These weekly ted style talks with trailblazers from different sectors catered for young people 15-18, will feature role models who have faced prejudice, abuse, misogyny, mental illness and challenged discrimination throughout their careers and are able to articulate their stories to inspire young people across the world, during these unprecedented and challenging times. The webinar series will be open to all but with a particular focus on young people from black and ethnic minority communities. We currently have the following speakers confirmed for the series,

Founder Appointed as Trustee at the Natural History Museum

We’re thrilled to announce that the Prime Minister has appointed our founder and trustee, Harris Bokhari OBE, to the Natural History Museum Board of Trustees. 

Following his appointment, Harris had the following to say “I am delighted to be joining the Natural History Museum as a trustee. The museum is a true national treasure, home to one of the world’s most important natural history collections, with a crucial mandate to educate on some of our most prescient global issues. I am looking forward to doing all I can to bring the awe-inspiring experience of visiting the Natural History Museum to new audiences. I personally have so many fond memories of roaming the Museum as a child and getting lost in the new worlds it exposed to me. Sadly for many other children of BAME backgrounds this is has not been the case. Therefore, one of my personal priorities will be to ensure that the Museum continues to reach out to diverse audiences, so that we can all equally share in its joy and wonder. Being the currently the only British born Muslim trustee of a major British Museum just shows how far we have to go to achieve adequate BAME representation in the leadership of British cultural institutions. These institutions play such an important role in helping our society connect with their heritage. Having governance teams who reflect the realities of contemporary, diverse Britain will be an important step towards achieving that.”

The Government’s announcement can be viewed here

Record Breaking Virtual Iftars unites over 75,000 during Ramadan

Over 75,000 people took part in the Naz Legacy virtual iftars series during Ramadan via Zoom, Facebook and Muslim media channels in the UK.  The events organised by the Naz Legacy Foundation brought together for the first time all the UK’s major faith leaders including Archbishop of Canterbury, Cheif Rabbi, Cardinal Nichols and Bishop of London and Imam Mahmoud, the Hero Imam from the Mosque terror attack in Finsburys Park, all at one iftar as well HRH Prince of Wales and leading members of the Government and Opposition including Sadiq Khan Mayor of London, Dominic Raab Foreign Secretary, Keir Starmer Leader of the Opposition, Matt Hancock Heath Secretary, Liz Truss Secretary of State for International Trade, Oliver Dowden DCMS Secretary, Brandon Lewis Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Suella Braverman Attorney General, Amanda Millings Conservative Party Chairman and Andy Burnham Mayor of Greater Manchester.


The Naz Legacy Iftars is the largest virtual iftars in the UK and have had a number of the leading UK stakeholders and experts attending including over 50 MPs and Lordsmore than 72 panelists represented all faiths and none.The series of iftars were launched on the first day of Ramadan on Friday on 24th May with HRH Prince of Wales and Matt Hancock, Health Secretary in which just under 12,000 people took part.


Overall Iftar Highlights can be viewed here.

Government Cabinet Members Iftar Highlights can be viewed here

Opposition Leader and Mayor of London Iftar Highlights can be viewed here