Is the Founder of the 3E Scholarship Scheme.
Adam is of Sudanese descent.
A dyslexic refugee who is a fierce advocate for human rights, and education accessibility for marginalised groups.
Adam is a vocal campaigner in issues concerning looked after and care leavers, equally those with mental health, and disabilities.
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
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
Looked After & Care Leavers rights Advocator
Interpreter and Translator
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)
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.