The Feast are very pleased to introduce Uzma Kazi and Ransome Oginni, our new part-time youth workers in Bradford and Keighley. They are the first part of our replacement of Mark Elliott, who stood down as Development Worker in July but has gone on to join The Feast as a Trustee.
Uzma is a Bradford local. She is a Youth and Community Development Worker, with a creative background including designing theatre productions and using art as a tool for dialogue. She is a Near Neighbours Catalyst Alumni, a programme which develops young leaders to be role models for their communities, and through this presents a monthly programme on BCB Radio, on issues of local, national or international interest. Contact Uzma: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ransome has arrived in Yorkshire from London a few months ago, and now lives in Leeds. Most recently he worked as a Youth and Schools Worker for Waltham Forest Youth for Christ, and now joins us through a partnership with E:merge, a large Christian youth work charity in Bradford, where he is their Sports Integration Worker. Contact Ransome: email@example.com
Both Uzma and Ransome work with The Feast one day a week, and are already involved in local youth and community work. The Feast is really in partnership with them and their existing roles and organisations, gaining from their experience and networks, and training and resourcing them to lead on our distinctive offer for young people of different faiths and cultures.
The next step in the plan is for The Feast to recruit a local Bradford and Keighley Development Worker, to lead this local team and raise the profile and capacity of The Feast to engage local young people and empower them to build stronger and more vibrant communities. We look forward to sharing more on this in the new year.