Diversity Day: Parliament

On 21 January 2021, Naz Legacy Foundation held a UK Parliament virtual Diversity Day. Over 200 students from five schools attended, receiving an ‘Introduction to Parliament’ workshop led by the UK Parliament Education Team. We were also joined by two Member’s of Parliament to engage in a question and answer session with their local schools. For more information click here.

NLF Laptop/ Tablet Appeal

Could you donate a laptop or tablet you no longer need? Naz Legacy Foundation are asking for devices for children who do not have the necessary kit for remote learning. Sajidah Patel, our Director of Operations said:
“We would really appreciate it if local businesses/residents are able to donate laptops/tablets that they no longer need to support our young people progress with their education. The Foundation is conscious that not every student has the ability to access remote learning and are keen to help schools address this. We work predominantly with young people from minority communities and disadvantaged backgrounds and are speaking to schools across Tooting to try and assist children as much as we can.”

If you can help, or if you’re a local school in need of laptops or tablets, please email us [email protected].

Dealing With Grief

2020 has been a difficult year for so many. The Dealing with Grief series explores the impact Covid-19 has had on faith communities across England.

We have today launched Part 1 of our series, which can be viewed here. We will continue to release informative videos in the coming weeks and months. Throughout the series, we will be speaking to different faith leaders and families on how the pandemic has impacted on the way they grieve. e will continue to release

If you are dealing with grief and would like to speak to someone, please click here, for more information on the counselling services available to you.

Thank you to our partners, St Paul’s Cathedral, Good Grief Trust and Cruse. Sponsors: CareTech Foundation #DealingWithGrief #NGAW2020

‘Virtual Trip’ with the Metropolitan Police

On 26 November Naz Legacy Foundation held a Diversity Day with the Metropolitan Police – this was an extended, interactive virtual ‘school trip’ which lasted half a day. 

This session provided a space for over 200 young people to interact with members of the police and have open and honest discussions about their views and experiences of the Met Police, as well as providing them with positive diverse role models within the service and learning about career opportunities available to them.

You can read more about the virtual trip here.

Yvonne Conolly CBE Announced as Recipient of NLF Honorary Fellowship of Education 2020

HRH The Prince of Wales announced Yvonne Conolly CBE as the recipient of the Naz Legacy Honorary Fellowship of Education 2020 at the NLF Annual Reception on Thursday 8th October 2020. HRH The Prince of Wales message can be viewed in full below.

You’re Invited: Annual Reception 2020

Join us on Thursday 8th October, 7pm for our Annual Reception! We have an exciting line up of speakers, great panel discussions and some very Special messages to share including from the Department for Education

The event will be the 8th anniversary of the launch of the Naz Legacy Foundation.  The purpose of the event is to share and celebrate some of the great work the Foundation has done over the last 8 years and award the ‘Honorary Fellowship of Education’. You can join us by registering here.

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.

#BreaktheGlass with Asma Khan

We are excited to announce that founder of renowned restaurant Darjeeling Express and Award winning Chef, Asma Khan, will be our next guest for #BreaktheGlass.  Asma will be talking to us about the challenges she has faced over the years.

Register here to join us

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