Category Archives: Community Campaign

Newham UpRiser Le Ho wins Big Challenge award

   Le Ho, a current participant on the UpRising leadership programme, has been announced as one of the winners of the Big Challenge award. The Big Challenge is a competition for young people aged between 16 and 25 to win part of a £60,000 prize fund for a project that brings communities together. Out of […]

Muna Hassan speaks at Chain Reaction 2009 on campaigning

UpRising graduate Muna Hassan spoke at a workshop on ‘Campaigning for Social Change’ as part of Chain Reaction 2009. The workshop brought together experts from the world of campaigning to share what works, and to answer questions about how to take campaigns forward. Along with Muna participants included Maeve McGoldrick of the Need not Greed campaign, […]

Community campaign workshop with Titus Alexander

UpRisers took part in a community campaign workshop with Titus Alexander, Head of Campaigning at Novas Scarman on 15 October 2009.  Titus Alexander has a long-track record of campaigning and has been one of the chief advocates for the development of campaigning skills.  He recently launched ‘Campaigning is OK’, short guide to help community and […]

Community Campaigns take shape

Participants on the UpRising leadership programme developed their ideas for community campaigns during a learning session held on 24 September 2009. UpRisers worked in groups to define the problem they hoped their community campaign would address. Using a problem definition tool they broke the wider issue into component parts. The exercise aimed to help participants […]

Muna Hassan recognised for campaigning on khat use

The campaigning of UpRising graduate Muna Hassan was recognised as she reached the final shortlist for the 2009 Sheila McKechnie Foundation Young Activist Award.  The award supports young campaigners, aged 16-24, who are campaigning on a community focused issue with which they have a personal connection.  Muna is trying to raise awareness about the drug […]