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

St John’s Wood Synagogue 2018: Highlights and Impact

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.

Further to the Interfaith Iftar, 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,

– 54% of the young people had never been to an iftar before

– 79% had never been to an interfaith iftar 

– 44% had never been to a synagogue.  

– 89% strongly agreeing/agreed the iftar was inspiring

– 79% strongly agreed/agreed that they had increased knowledge about other faiths as a direct result of the iftar 

– 86% felt positive that the event improved access to people from different faiths

– 94% of the young people felt positive about taking part in more social action projects with people from different faiths in result of the iftar 

– 88% felt confident that they would keep in touch with people that they had met at the Iftar. 

– Over 50% young people from faiths that they had not met before despite living in multi-cultural London.  This resulted in a 21%-point increase in the respondents’ knowledge of other faiths post-Iftar. 

– Overall 97% rated the Iftar as Good or Excellent.

The full report can be read here:

Naz Legacy – Interfaith Iftar 2018 Evaluaiton report

Archbishop’s House 2017- Highlights and Impact

The Interfaith Iftar brought together one hundred young Londoners (aged 16-30) from different faiths, or none, to discuss how to understand each other’s perspectives and how to bring communities in London together. Each group had the opportunity to discuss their ideas within an allocated cluster group before taking up their main ideas with three distinguished speakers: Cardinal Vincent Nichols; The Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, and Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

Further to the Interfaith Iftar, 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,

  96% of the young attendee respondents agreed/ strongly agreed that they felt positive about the Interfaith Iftar experience.

 90% of the young attendee respondents  agreed/strongly agreed that they were inspired by the event.

 72% of the young attendee respondents  agreed/strongly agreed’ that they would keep in contact with the people that they had met at the Interfaith event (there was some evidence of attendees adding ‘friends’ to their snapchats, exchanging emails addresses or directing attendees to relevant web resources – such as the Mitzvah day.

The pre-Iftar evaluation revealed that 34% of the young attendees wanted to learn more about other faiths and wanted an opportunity to discuss their faiths with others.

– An increase of 33% in knowledge about other faiths (agree & strongly agree) was evidenced from pre- to post- evaluation.

– Pre-Iftar 57% felt confident that they were knowledgeable about faiths other than their own. This rose to 90% post-Iftar).

The full report can be read here:
Interfaith Iftar 2017 Evaluation Report copy

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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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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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.

Archbishop’s House Interfaith Iftar

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His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols, in partnership with the Naz Legacy Foundation organised an Interfaith Iftar hosted at the Archbishop’s House  on Tuesday 14th of June 2016. Speakers included Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Chief Rabbi and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The event empowered and raised the aspirations of 100 young people aged 18-30 years old (the average age was 23!), representing all 32 boroughs of London, from all faiths and none and provied 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.

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The event was kindly supported by The DCD Family Trust & Pears Foundation.

 

 

Naz remembered at MoL’s Education Conference

Sadiq Khan, former pupil of Naz Bokhari, mentioned the impact Naz had in his life at the Mayor of London’s Education Conference 2017:

It was my headteacher Naz Bokhari, an outstanding teacher and a role model for me and thousands of other children at Ernest Bevin College, who encouraged me to go to university and aim to give something back into society. He made me realise that skin colour and background should never be a barrier to fulfilling your potential and his children have sent up the Naz Legacy helping future generation of Londoners.

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London