Category Archives: Meet the UpRisers

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 […]

UpRising Meetup with speed networking

UpRising held a Meetup with a speed networking session led by UpRiser Oyin Akiniyi on 24 November 2009. UpRisers Le Ho, Farah Mohammoud and Natasha Shaikh also spoke at the event about their activities on the programme.  The social gathering, held at St Margaret’s House, Bethnal Green, was an opportunity for current UpRisers, UpRising graduates, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Hollie Ridley interviewed on Radio 4 about social mobility

UpRiser Hollie Ridley and Geoff Mulgan, Director of the Young Foundation, were interviewed on BBC Radio 4 programme Broadcasting House about social mobility. Broadcasting House is one of the BBC’s flagship programmes with around 2 million listeners. Hollie Ridley spoke about some of the challenges she has faced coming from a working class family in […]

UpRisers discuss Obama election on Radio 4

UpRisers Eusi Anderson, Georgina Colegate-Stone, Zarlasht Halaimzai, Gerald Nkrumah and Hamza Saeed took part in a discussion on BBC Radio 4 about the election of Barack Obama and what it meant to them. They were interviewed by Terry Stiastny for the PM programme. You can listen to their thoughts by clicking here.