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James Murray

Ormiston Trust’s Chief Executive Officer

A warm welcome to all those involved in the Ormiston#WeWill Programme. Thank you for working with young people to deliver significant additional, meaningful, and sustainable social action opportunities up and down the country. Together, our combined efforts will showcase outstanding sector leader social action activities that will influence education practice at a national level. We have a great team who I know will inspire many 1000’s of young people.

Aneela Bukhari

#WeWill Programme Manager

I am particularly excited to be working on the #WeWill campaign, as I have always had a passion for Social Action initiatives and have worked on several projects that aimed to promote social entrepreneurship and consciousness. I believe that students should be given opportunities to work together to find solutions that would create a positive social impact, whilst ensuring that young people’s voices are at the forefront of all collaborations.

Karlene Briley

#WeWill Finance Manager

I have been handling the Financial Management of Ormiston Trust since 2014. I am thrilled to be leading the Finance Management of the newly developed youth social action campaign, #WeWill, alongside my finance role at OT. My main aim for #WeWill, is to ensure that the finance monitoring requirements are robust and efficient, enabling everyone to make the best use of the funds available for the project to engage with as many young people as possible, whilst meeting all the reporting requirements for our funding partner and OT Trustees.

Samia Akram

#WeWill Education Resources Lead

As the Education Resources Lead at Ormiston Trust, I am very excited to work on the #WeWill Project to ensure teachers have the resources they need to deliver effective Youth Social Action all in one place. This includes Identifying and developing opportunities within the curriculum for young people to apply their learning and make a difference in their local community whilst learning essential skills.

Genéa Saunders

#WeWill Comms and Events Officer

I am delighted to be working across the communications and events management for the #WeWill campaign. I want to place a spotlight on the fantastic social action activities young people are spearheading through student-community engagement by spreading the word about how these initiatives are making a positive difference. My aim is to highlight why the importance of equipping young people with the right tools to become confident individuals throughout education and into their working life – is worth shouting about!

Poppy Mansfield Jones

#WeWill Youth Engagement and Partnership Officer

As someone once involved in Youth Social Action through youth councils and projects, I am thrilled to lead the Ormiston Trust Youth Advisory Council, ensuring youth voice runs through all that we do at Ormiston. Having worked in activism, I believe our ethos of platforming young people is immensely important, and I have loved seeing the impact of all the social action projects #WeWill supports.

Melissa Curtis

#WeWill Programme Management Officer

Having been involved with Youth Social Action myself, I hope I can inspire the next generation of activists through the #WeWill Programme. I have volunteered in Nigeria to promote skills sharing, interned in China to produce English language resources for migrant children, and digitally mapped villages in Tanzania to improve safety for girls at risk of violence. I hope to meet you at a Youth Advisory Council meeting or Ormiston Trust event soon!

Ray Wang

#WeWill Leads youth Engagement, Partnerships and Fundraising

As a former Ormiston student whose social action journey started whilst I was in school, I am proud to help create more opportunities for our young people in schools across the country through #WeWill. Over the years I have led projects ranging from improving primary to secondary school transition, social prescribing in rural communities, and youth musical theatre, and I look forward to bringing those experiences to #WeWill to ensure we engage with partners and young people every step of the way to put them at the heart of the programme.