Doesn’t every CHILD Have a dream...?
Every child has a dream. What if I were to tell you that many of these dreams – a career in Banking and Finance, a place at university, a new business idea, a livelihood in Sport or the Arts – don’t ever materialise? They don’t materialise not because of inability or inaptitude, but because of a postcode; an environment not conducive to aspiration, to achievement, to greatness.
Instil a sense of belief, and therefore breed confidence, in youth from non-privileged communities by giving them:
access to real role models,
tangible opportunities; and
practical skills required for the world of work.
Inadequate role models, a lack of access to opportunities and an absence of openings to visualise success often inhibits youth, from non-privileged backgrounds, to enjoy ‘success’ – whether that be a career in Banking and Finance or a place at university. These ‘dreams’ don’t materialise not because of inability or inaptitude, but because of a postcode; an environment not conducive to
aspiration, to achievement.
Deliver a bespoke academic programme, to young adults from non-privileged communities, with monthly sessions focussing on a variety of topics, for example- dos/don'ts of interviews, personal branding, contents of an assessment centre, CV’s and how to write/deliver a presentation. Each session to be further enriched by practical exercises and an inspirational guest speaker.
Since inception in 2016/17:
have said that icanyoucantoo™ contributed to helping them decide what they wanted to do next
have gone on to further education –
studying accountancy, finance, law,
medicine and social sciences
have gone on to an apprenticeship –
including EY, Allen & Overy
My parents came to the UK in the 1970s - my father from Tanzania and mother from India. Neither of them had any formal schooling and my dad worked as a mechanic (Ford Motor Company). We lived in a one-bedroom council flat...
awards | in the news
February: Featured on Forbes.com - Meet The Man Turning Inequality Into Opportunity For The Next Generation Of Leaders...
June: shortlisted, from almost 25,000 nominees, for the National Diversity Award - Positive Role Model Award for Race, Religion & Faith .
March: nominated for the EMpower Ethnic Minority Future Leader 2018 award (sponsored by The Financial Times);
I am supported by a wonderful team of volunteers. Of course each member of the team is highly qualified, is a top professional and just a superb all round human-being 😄. But more than anything else, they have:
•a passion to support,
•a personality to inspire, and
•the persistence to persevere…
…for you see anyone can lend a ‘pair of hands’ but this team have given me, and the children, their hearts. I am sincerely grateful for having this wonderful team around me – thank you!