Naz Bokhari Award 2018 winner announced

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Abdishakuur Yusuf has been announced as the 7th Naz Bokhari Award winner.

The Naz Bokhari Award is an annual award for students who achieve university acceptance despite adversity, who have to strive harder than others due to personal or social issues. This award will recognise resilience and perseverance, qualities that Naz had, and promoted.

We would like to congratulate Abdishakuur on graduating from Ernest Bevin College attaining a place at Imperial College London, studying Medicine.

Diversity Day National Archives

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Students from Westminster Academy, London had an amazing experience at the The National Archives learning about the Princess Spy Noor Khan. An Indian born British agent, Khan was honoured for her bravery after being executed by the Gestapo in World War 2. The students were privileged to see original sources and genuine artefacts in relation to the Noor Khan and other notable BAME historical figures. A truly unique experience that everyone will remember for a long time.

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Youth Interfaith Iftar

Naz Legacy Foundation organised an Interfaith Iftar hosted at the St John’s Wood Synagogue on Wednesday 30th May 2018. Speakers included Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Bishop of London and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The event empowered and raised the aspirations of 150 young people aged 18-30 years old (the average age was 24), representing all 32 boroughs of London, from all faiths and none and provided wonderful opportunity to celebrate faith in the centre of our vibrant and diverse capital. The young people came together to discuss how they best thought they could bring faith and non faith communities together in London for the betterment of all our communities – and a number of them are now putting plans together to implement their ideas.

The event was kindly supported by Randeree Charitable Trust & Pears Foundation

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Diversity Day Suffragette City

“Diversity Day Suffragette City” highlighted to school children from diverse backgrounds the hidden BME heroes of the Suffragette movement, the important role they played & how they too have an important role in shaping society today. Organised in partnership with National Trust, The National Archives and Aziz Foundation and kindly support by Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London and Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

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Naz Bokhari Award 2017 winner announced

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Adnan Gondal has been announced as the 6th Naz Bokhari Award winner.

The Naz Bokhari Award is an annual award for students who achieve university acceptance despite adversity, who have to strive harder than others due to personal or social issues. This award will recognise resilience and perseverance, qualities that Naz had, and promoted.

We would like to congratulate Adnan on graduating from Ernest Bevin College attaining a place at Imperial College London, studying Biomedical Engineering.

Jonathan Freeman appointed as Deputy Chair

The Naz Legacy Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Jonathan Freeman, Managing Director of Earlsbrook Consulting Limited, as its new Deputy Chair.  Jonathan brings a wealth of experience from roles across the Senior Civil Service, charitable sector and private sector with a clear commitment to social mobility and social justice.  Currently, Jonathan’s work includes major roles with the National Citizen Service and Careers & Enterprise Company.  Jonathan is a founder Board member of the Foundation.

Jonathan said: “I am honoured to have been appointed Deputy Chairman of the Foundation, which it has been my privilege to serve from the beginning.  My own father was a state school Head Teacher so I have a very personal reason to support the excellent work of the Foundation in promoting education and bringing communities together.”

 

Dr Rowie Shaw appointed as chair

At the 5th annual reception, Harris Bokhari OBE announced Dr Rowie Shaw as the new chair of the Naz Legacy Foundation. A close friend of Naz Bokhari, Shaw has been a constant support and advisor to Mr Bokhari’s children. 

Hina Bokhari, joint founder and previous chair said: “Dr Shaw is an excellent choice for the foundation. Not only does she understand completely our values but her friendship and commitment to our family means that our father’s legacy will continue under her guidance. We are so thrilled Dr Shaw has agreed to take this position.” 

Dr Shaw said: ‘I have been delighted to support the Naz Legacy Foundation from the start and now delighted to be the new Chair. It has achieved a tremendous amount in its first 5 years and I know that it will continue to do so.  This is because of the expert chairmanship of Hina Bokhari, to whom we all send sincere thanks for all her hard work, and also due to the skill, passion and talent of Harris Bokhari who, with Hina, strives tirelessly to meet the aims of the Foundation. The principles of leadership, social integration and interfaith understanding have never been more important than they are today.”

5th Anniversary Reception

Secretary of State for Education Rt Hon Justine Greening MP awarded Dame Martina Milburn the Naz Legacy Foundation Honorary Education Fellowship 2017 at the 5th Anniversary Naz Legacy Foundation Reception 2017. The event, held at the prestigious Thomas Goode, Mayfair, was hosted by Lord Rumi Verjee. The reception brought together over 100 leading educationalists, philanthropists, politicians and youth leaders to celebrate the legacy of the late Naz Bokhari, the first Asian / Muslim head teacher in the UK. Other speakers included Lord Rumi Verjee and Harris Bokhari OBE. HRH Prince of Wales recorded a special video message for the occasion.

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Dame Milburn awarded Honorary Fellowship

Prince’s Trust Chief Executive Dame Martina Milburn has today been presented with a special award in recognition of her outstanding contribution in the field of education.

The Naz Legacy Honorary Fellowship of Education Award was presented by the secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, at a reception in London.

Dame Martina has been Chief Executive of The Prince’s Trust for 13 years. The charity has now supported 870,000 vulnerable young people, including more than 200,000 who have been helped to achieve in education.

The Naz Legacy Foundation was set up to continue the legacy of the late Naz Bokhari OBE. Naz was the first Asian Muslim head teacher in the UK. The Foundation has raised considerable sums to support educational causes, including Mosaic, which is now part of The Prince’s Trust.

Commenting on the Award, Harris Bokhari OBE, Mosaic Board member and Naz’s son said:

We couldn’t think of a more fitting recipient of this Award than Dame Martina Milburn. Her tireless struggle to support young people, bring communities together and invest in our future is an inspiration to us all.

Dame Martina commented:

It is a great honour to accept this Award on behalf of The Prince’s Trust. The Naz Legacy Foundation has been a loyal supporter of Mosaic and now that Mosaic has joined our family, we are delighted that this support continues. Together we are able to reach more vulnerable young people of school age than ever before.