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Inclusive growth and integrated communities in Greater Manchester

Trust means expectation and predictability. Trust in a community means a positive expectation of a certain behaviour and communities that trust each other are cohesive.  Deprivation and poverty have more to do with a lack of trust than ethnicity and therefore it can be said by tackling poverty and inequality, communities will become more cohesive.…

The importance of remembering there are two basic emotions, fear and love.

August 15th 1947, the British hand over India to govern herself, but not as they found it, instead in two pieces; The ‘Partition’ resulted in India and the newly formed nation state Pakistan.  This led to the single largest uprooting of people in modern history, the largest migration with 12-14 million people crossing the newly drawn border to build a home. …

Improving Outcomes for South Asian girls in the UK

 

The north west of England faces serious challenges in terms of social deprivation, particularly in and around Liverpool and Manchester.  Among widespread disadvantage, certain population groups face greater economic disadvantage than others- particularly Asian women.    Rather than victimising these women, we advocate for an alternative, more positive narrative on social mobility and community integration.…

British Asian Trust Dinner 2017

The British Asian Trust hosted its 2017 Dinner on Thursday 2nd February at the Guildhall in London. The night proved to be extremely successfully with notable guests turning out to support the charity and the work in South Asia. The Founder and President HRH The Prince of Wale and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall attended the event alongside several of the Trust’s trustees and ambassadors.…

On a Mission to Calcutta 27-09-16

Volunteering at the Mother Teresa Home in Calcutta made me doubt our strategy; providing welfare versus philanthropy for structural change.

One afternoon I held a severely disabled girl (probably the most neglected group of children in India) up to an open window so she could hear and see the outside world.…

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