EDUCATION

International Relations, Goldsmiths University of London

Combined Bachelor of Arts Honours in International Politics & International Development, University of East London

Certified Youth Mental Health First Aider, MHFA England

 

 

AWARDS

The UNICEF Pledge Gold Award

Global Action Big Kick Starter Award

Vinspired National Award

Third Sector Excellence Award, Volunteer of the Year 2011 finalist

Croydon College Citizenship Champion Award

EMPLOYMENT

Looked After & Care Leavers rights Advocator

Interpreter and Translator

Personal Trainer

WHAT ELSE TO SHARE

Adam enjoys reading and being up-to-date with global current affairs. He was a Sports Representative, represented his school throughout his study at the University of East London. Adam has a great interest in technology and the latest ethical artificial intelligence innovation. He is a very passionate and creative social change activist and advocate. His passion to help other people led him to complete the Brighton full Marathon raising money for Get Kids Going charity, which gives disabled children and young people opportunity of participating in sport. Adam intends to leverage the power of education to help move the world forward.

Education is one of the most powerful and fundamental methods of acquiring knowledge, skills, beliefs and values. It will allow us to grow, build prosperous communities, gain empathy and develop the strategies we need to articulate and share our experience and common values which are essential to our coexistence as one big family. I am fully committed to continue campaigning and standing against policies that marketise our education system. I pledged to continue the fight to eradicate the barriers that are hindering certain individuals from disadvantaged communities to fulfil their aspirations. Because universities are the repository of human wisdom. Hence, I set the mission to continue fighting to advocate for scholarships and accessible education for all for as long as I have a beating heart. Adam

 

THE GREEN HOPE CAMPAIGN

 

The Green Hope Campaign is an environmental campaign founded by Adam, the campaign partnered with Global Action Plan Organisation through the organisation Green Print 2020 initiative. The Green Hope Campaign transformed Croydon College to operate on an environmentally sustainable programme, it integrated into the college enrichment programme and became part of the UNICEF UK steering group.

The Green Hope Campaign introduces 'Green Policies' which resulted in the college cutting 10% of its energy use. The campaign also raises awareness about climate change amongst college students and staff. Furthermore, the campaign encourages the college to adopt green agendas and project it through its partnerships with local NGOs (Cancer Research UK, Oxfam and Age UK). The campaign also helps NGOs form a partnership with Croydon College, and this led to a sustainable fashion show (The Green Carpet Fashion Show) being hosted at Croydon College.

The campaign became a legacy as Adam completed his college studies, hence his competent fellow college students continue making positive environmental changes.

THE 3E SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME (Current & Active)

The 3E Scholarship Scheme was founded by Adam when he was studying a MA in Human Rights and International Relations at the University of Roehampton, London. He had the vision to engage students to create a scholarship for future students. He believes in collective power and real change being driven from within and as such started to create interest in this project. He initiated this by knocking on-campus room doors and asking students to support his cause, giving presentations and recruiting other like-minded

students. This then expanded to include other universities such as Oxford, Kent and Cambridge universities.

All the effort was to ensure that this Scheme is ​from ​current university students ​for​ future university students with the ultimate goal of educational social justice. Adam sets the Scheme to be a proactive initiative that ​is​ and always ​will​ boldly stand for higher education accessibility for ALL.

It also provides universities with the opportunity to demonstrate their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and positively contribute to issues that affect students from the scheme focus groups.

 

 

Rosa Parked's Journey (Current & Active)

Adam's dedication and commitment to the empowerment series and the positive impact it has made so far, has encouraged him to purchase a Mercedes Sprinter van and convert it into a campervan. The campervan was named Rosa, which was inspired by the remarkable story of Rosa Parks. Rosa's mission is an onward journey driven purely from Adam's personal experience of being in care, and having professionally worked in a senior role within the social service, children service department for a local authority. Rosa is a forward force for positive change in the lives of one of the most vulnerable groups in the UK (young people in the care system) amongst whom are Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC).

Rosa Parked's focuses are as follows: 

A mobile outreach centre that offers looked after & care leavers advocacy and advice about different issues and concerns children and young people in care might have

Mental and emotional support, including: First aid mental health support, a signposting service to licensed mental health practitioners 

Signposting to law firms (immigration, community, and housing solicitors)

Safe space for children and young people in care, as well as practitioners to express and discuss all concerns in confidentiality. 

Portable fitness centre (gym, boxing and football activities)  

Outdoor cinema

A mobile library which contains various (up to date) policies concerning looked after and care leavers rights and entitlements in line with the Children Act 1989, Children & Social Work Act 2017 and The Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000. As well as advice in line with Homelessness and Housing Acts, through which Rosa's journey aims to tackle and reduce homelessness amongst looked after and care leavers by ensuring they are housed in suitable and adequate homes.