We were thrilled to host our first development weekend for participants of our Minority Ethnic Emerging Leaders Programme in the ARC earlier this month. The year-long programme gave 50 young people a part-time paid internship with a public sector organisation, a charity or NGO, along with the support of an allocated mentor and employability sessions.
As the programme draws to a close, the development weekend was a chance for participants to celebrate their achievements while taking part in further networking and professional and personal development opportunities, including workshops on public speaking and campaigning for social change.
We want to extend a special thanks to all our programme participants for attending, along with mentors and our guest speakers:
Osama Bhutta, Director of Campaigns, Policy & Communications, Shelter
Sue Tibballs, Chief Executive, Sheila McKechie Foundation
Kirsty McNeill, Executive Director of Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns, Save the Children
Briana Pegado, Author & Consultant, Creative Scotland
Our thanks also to colleagues who have supported the programme over the past year.
Our thanks also to those who contributed to our video welcoming programme participants to the weekend: Baroness Davidson of Lundin Links, Resham Kotecha, Nelson Cummins, Preet Kaur Gill MP, Dr Mark Wong, Councillor Fatima Joji and Aamer Anwar.