1 hour of expression and empowerment

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Thursday 3rd December saw the launch of “I inspire!” – an event where a number of local job seekers gave a short presentation each to an audience of potential employers.

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Stephen Timms MP with some of the speakers and Azmal Khan (left)

I inspire! Is the brainchild of Azmal Khan who, with Aim Skills Development, wanted to address the fact that many job seekers were disillusioned and felt that their voice was not being heard.

In attendance were special guests Stephen Timms, MP for East Ham, and Syed Ahmed, Director of Savortex and former contestant on BBC’s The Apprentice.

It was a wonderful night of stories, sharing and inspiration, and certainly an eye opener for the employers in the audience, including the Barts and London NHS Trust and also businesses from the Newham Chamber of Commerce.

The employers were surprised at how moving and inspirational the presentations were, and indeed several of them wanted to find out more about the job seekers.

The Job Seekers

The inspirational speakers were:

Herby Laird

Herby Laird

Mariam Anowoi

Mariam Anowoi

Sylvia Ikua

Sylvia Ikua

Fabrizio Ciangherotti

Fabrizio Ciangherotti

Dubem Menakaya

Dubem Menakaya

Nadia Kadir

Nadia Kadir

The Guests

Syed Ahmed
Syed Ahmed

Syed Ahmed said of the event,

“I am truly inspired by the job seekers that spoke on the night. I wish you and them all the best, and I have no doubt all will be hugely successful.”

Also impressed by the evening was Sadia Ahmed of Barts and London NHS Trust,

“An inspiring event with some heartfelt messages. Great to see jobseekers on stage talk about their personal challenges and what inspires them.”

 

Azmal will be expanding on the “I inspire!” concept in 2016.