Changemaker Stories

Your network is your ‘net worth’

19th November 2021

In 2019, Param Singh, who is part of our School for Changemakers alumni, was awarded an MBE for his outstanding business contributions. He tells Emma Brown and Gemma Perkins about this moment and how he believes a major key to his success was growing a network that would go on to become his ‘net worth’… 

Education doesn’t just happen through the education system

9th November 2021

Gemma Perkins is the Founder of the Self Leadership Initiative and has been volunteering with Initiatives of Change UK since the age of 21. She shares her deep affiliation with the School for Changemakers and how it has shaped her development path, more than her school years did...

Find what you love and never let it go

9th November 2021

Growing up, David Buxton always aspired to be a doctor but his head and his heart were pulling him in two different directions. David speaks to Emma Brown...

Reaching a wounded generation

2nd August 2021

Rumbi Mukoyi’s experience of not belonging spurred her to create African Youth Arise. She talks to Mary Lean.

Prayer Rug Selfies

9th September 2020

Marwan Bassiouni explores the relationship between photography, faith and the passing of time by photographing his prayer rug on a daily basis.

Being Bilal

6th December 2019

Why did Bilal Hassam swap his stethoscope for reality TV? He talks with Yee-Liu Williams and Jonathan Ranger.

Out of a lightless sky

6th December 2019

Aged 12, Gulwali Passarlay travelled 12,000 miles to safety in the UK and now offers a beacon of hope for other child refugees. He talks to Yee-Liu Williams.

Drums no guns – healing the community

6th December 2019

Ram Bhagat helps survivors to find healing through the rhythm of the drums. He talks with Yee-Liu Williams.

Centre stage for social reform

6th December 2019

Pamela Jenner tells the story of a theatre which reached out to the factories and mines of post-war Britain.

Painting from within

6th December 2019

For over 20 years, Su Riddell has been painting in silence with friends and strangers.

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