Interfaith Celebration Event

On Thursday 2nd September 2021, the Naz Legacy Foundation in partnership with Historic Royal Palaces is planning its first in person event since 2019 at the Tower of London. We will be bringing people together to celebrate our faith communities after long periods of isolation.

Please register your interest for the event below.

Revealed: NLF Virtual Iftars 2021

Virtual Iftars Revealed

This Ramadan we are taking you on a journey through England and beyond. With Covid19 Restrictions still in place, we will once again be going virtual

On Tuesday 20th April, we begin the journey in the North of England, with Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Angela Rayner MP. She will be joined by Patchworkers, local heroes and young people. This Iftar is in partnership with Young Interfaith. Click here to Register.

On Thursday 22nd April, we will be holding our all-female panel Iftar in partnership with Rising Girl and British Asian Trust. We will be joined by Baroness Verma, Ebba Qureshi, Sair Khan and many more. Click here to Register.

On Wednesday 28th April, we turn to law & justice. We will be joined by Rt Hon Lucy Frazer QC, Solicitor General for England and Wales. Click here to register.

On Thursday 29th April, we will explore the impact the pandemic has had in the world of sports. We will be joined by Dr Zaf (Crystal Palace), Adnan Moti (Swansea City FC), Lipa Nessa and more. This Iftar is in partnership with the Zesh Rehman Foundation. Click here to Register.

On Monday 3rd May we go Global. Despite international travel being banned, we are travelling across the ocean and crossing the border to Jordan and Pakistan as part of our Global Iftar in partnership with the US Embassy London.  We will be joined by some very special guests for these iftars and more will be revealed soon.

Click here to join us for our Iftar in Jordan.

Click here to join us for our Iftar in Pakistan.

On Wednesday 5th May, we pay tribute to our Covid Heroes. We will be joined by Secretary of State for Health, Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP. Click here to register.

On Thursday 6th May, we have partnered with the US Embassy in London to organise a special Iftar focussing on the Environment and Climate Change.Click here to join us for this Iftar.

The Final Iftar in this years #RamadanAtHome Series is on Monday 10th May with the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Bishop of London, the Chief Rabbi and Imam Mahmoud OBE. We will also be sharing special messages from HRH The Prince of Wales and Historic Royal Palaces. Click here to join us for this very special Iftar.

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Announcement- Virtual Ramadan Charity Partner!

Naz Legacy Foundation is excited to confirm the British Asian Trust as their charity partner for this year’s Iftar Series in Ramadan. The Foundation is supporting the charity’s ‘If I Can She Can’ Appeal to support people in the poorest parts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, whose lives – particularly women and girls – have been devastated by COVID-19.

Your donations made to the British Asian Trust until 31 May 2021, including Zakat and Sadaqah, will be doubled by the UK government to support all of the Trust’s programmes to reduce poverty and disadvantage for communities across South Asia. Match funding will be used to fund the British Asian Trust’s innovative Women’s Economic Empowerment programme in Pakistan, which will equip women with the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to find a job or start their own business in a post-COVID world.

Dr Shaw, Naz Legacy Chair of Trustees, “We’re delighted that Naz Legacy Foundation’s Charity partner for this year’s Ramadan Virtual Series is the British Asian Trust . The Foundation is delighted to support their ‘If I can, She Can’ UK Aid Match appeal . We might be apart this Ramadan, but excited that like last year’s ground breaking series, this year we will bring communities together virtually and celebrate what we have in common and foster greater understanding and relationships.”

Richard Hawkes, Chief Executive, British Asian Trust says: “We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Naz Legacy Foundation for our second UK Aid Match appeal. We look forward to being a part of their exciting programme of Iftars to celebrate Ramadan, which promises to be a wonderful opportunity to connect with our communities, whilst also raising funds for families in South Asia as they try and recover from the severe impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on them.”

For further information on the British Asian Trust’s Appeal, please go to https://www.britishasiantrust.org/support-us/if-i-can-she-can/

If you are interested in donating to the Appeal, please visit https://britishasiantrust.enthuse.com/ificanshecanMO

We Are Hiring!

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: 3-month fixed term with potential to develop into a permanent role dependant on funding

Location: London + Working from home
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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. Please indicate your relationship to them (they should not be friends or relatives).

Fill out Equal Opportunities Questionnaire and please attach when applying. Email application to [email protected] with subject: Application for Programmes Coordinator

Application Deadline: Friday 19th March 2021, 5:00pm

Interviews: Week commencing 22nd March 2021
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Please note only short listed applicants will be contacted. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide any application feedback.

NLF Distributes Devices to Tooting Schools

Following our laptop appeal, we are delighted to confirm that we have distributed devices to schools across Tooting to support young people with remote learning.

We would like to thank everyone who has supported our campaign and a big thank you Shahid Kazi for his generous donation. Thank you to everyone who supported his campaign to raise funds for laptops to help primary school children struggling to access remote learning.

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.