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.

Trustee Launches Special Mentoring Programme

 

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Naz Legacy Foundation founder and trustee, Harris Bokhari OBE, spoke alongside the USA Ambassador, Woody Johnson, on behalf of Princes Trust to launch a special mentoring partnership that pairs young people from the  Mosaic Network with Alumni from the International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP)

 

Pictures from the event can be viewed here

Naz Bokhari Award Winner 2019 Announced

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Nadirah Alam has been announced as the 8th Naz Bokhari Award winner. Nadirah is our first female winner of the award and she is now off to university to study Medicine.

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.

Ofsted Chief Pays Tribute to the late Naz Bokhari OBE

On 31st March 2019,  Amanda Spielman, Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, paid tribute to the late Naz Bokhari OBE, as a “real trailblazer” who “broke new ground, becoming the first British Muslim to become the headmaster of a British secondary school,” in a speech she gave at the 40th anniversary celebration of the Muslim Teacher’s Association (MAT).  Naz Bokhari OBE was President and founding member of the Muslim Teachers Association. 

The full speech can be read here.

Suffragette City: Highlights and Impact

To commemorate 100 years of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, and 90 years since the Amendment of the Representation of the People Act that created equal suffrage between men and women, the Aziz Foundation, National Trust and The National Archives created an immersive experience entitled Suffragette City. Naz Legacy Foundation supported 60 school children from three schools to partake in the Suffragette City.

The Suffragette City experience for school groups comprised of a walking tour, a drama workshop and explored the role of BME hidden heroes in the Suffragette movement, such as Princess Sophia Duleep Singh. Further to the diversity day, the Foundation carried out an impact assessment and asked everyone involved how they found the day. Some of the highlights from the report are below:

· The schools that have taken part are situated in the top 10-40% most deprived areas in England.

· Approximately 85% of the pupils in attendance would not normally have access to these events

· 84% of the pupils had not previously heard of the suffragette campaigner Princess Singh and her role in the movement.

· 89% of the pupils who attended two or more of the events felt inspired to find out more about some of the issues and topics covered by the events. The same number felt that attending the events had increased their knowledge and understanding of the topics covered.

· 83% of the pupils felt confident that attending the events had increased their interest in history.

 One pupil commented:

“Attending these events made me rethink about my potential career choice in the future.  Events like these are extremely interesting I really enjoy them”

The full report can be read here:


NAZ Suffragette City 2018 Evaluation Report

6th Annual Reception

Secretary of State for Education Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP awarded Sir Trevor Pears the Naz Legacy Foundation Honorary Education Fellowship 2018 at the 6th Anniversary Naz Legacy Foundation Reception 2018. The event, held at the prestigious No20, Mayfair, was hosted by KPMG Partner Siddiq Musa. 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.

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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.

Click here to see the picture from the day.

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.

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.”