On April 17th, the conversation at The Kickback was focused on youth violence. As this topic was chosen by Jamal Khan, he led out on the night - "I don't only want to find a solution... I feel this is a form of therapy for young people." With this in mind, Jamal expressed that he … Continue reading What thoughts do you have on youth violence?
As you probably know, one of the key changes I have wanted to make to Young People Insight is the name of the YP Insight Forums. I think that the term forum can come across as quite formal to some young people, which is not the impression I want you to have - these are … Continue reading And the new name is…
Last month, I took part in the European youth project, The Complete Freedom of Truth (TCFT) for the third time. This year we were in the town of Sarteano, Italy, where we took part in the usual assortment of workshops, discussions and showcases. A project centred on inclusiveness, tolerance and equality, TFCT is the perfect … Continue reading Bringing The Complete Freedom of Truth to Croydon
On August 1st 2016, I returned to The Complete Freedom of Truth, This time in UK's Bournemouth, Rather than Bosnia, Reuniting with friends of old, Ready to meet the new. Last year was amazing, In some ways, This year was even better, Pushing us further as artists, Even further as youth leaders. We engaged in workshops, … Continue reading Returning to The Complete Freedom of Truth
On Monday, I had the pleasure of attending the official launch of the World Youth Organization (WYO) at the Houses of Parliament, Portcullis House. I first learnt about the WYO through Twitter (just like many of the individuals at the launch) and I was very interested to learn more about their journey and future plans. "The World … Continue reading Official Launch of the World Youth Organization
This week, I was shocked and disgusted when I saw the headline about a teenager caught on CCTV punching an 87-year-old woman in the face on a bus. I was then disappointed and slightly taken aback by the story of two teenage girls ripping down a poppy display, just hours before Remembrance Day. The blatant … Continue reading Changing the Perception of Young People
On Monday night, a 16-year-old boy became the tenth young victim of knife crime in London this year. Two weeks ago, a 17-year-old became the ninth victim and just 24 hours before him, another 17-year-old was stabbed to death for 'disrespecting another boy' by talking to his girlfriend. It is not surprising to learn that … Continue reading How can we drive down knife crime attacks?