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The Faith & Belief Forum is delighted to welcome our second cohort of Kickstarters to the team. They will be working across the organisation to support our work of building understanding and creating lasting relationships between people of all faiths, beliefs, backgrounds and identities.
A recent report has shown that the majority of young people have found it challenging to secure high-quality work since the start of the pandemic. This is why we have taken part in the Kickstarter Scheme, a government funded programme that create jobs for 16 – 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Supporting young people and inspiring the next generation is at the heart of what we do, and a driving force behind our various projects in schools, universities and communities. Furthermore, after a highly successful 6 months with our previous cohort of Kickstarters, it was a natural choice for us to take part in this scheme again!
Our new Kickstarters have begun this week, placed within different teams that will support and guide them to gain new experiences, skills and connections. We can’t wait to see the amazing things they do with the Faith & Belief Forum and beyond!
Lauryn Duncan-Rouse – ParliaMentors Team
I was born in Sutton, but raised in Manchester. I graduated with an LLB from SOAS, where I also did extensive research into the interactions between law and culture.
I am interested in understanding more about what makes us who we are; I enjoy studying both history and genealogy.
In my spare time I enjoy writing poetry, listening to music and going for walks in nature.
Interfaith has been a big part of my life. I have had the privilege of attending diverse schools and have since been blessed with many opportunities for interfaith dialogue. As part of my ParliaMentors project my team hosted an interfaith event in Ealing.
I look forward to opening up these spaces to more people, so they too can receive the rich benefits that follow when people come together.
Caiyle Eagar Lowe – Operations Team
I am interested in different art forms, such as as comics and films, and in other religions and places of faith.
My main strengths are my ability to connect with others on an equal footing, confidence to express myself, and my initiative when tackling new problems.
Maya Crisp – Community Team
I am 22 years old and have lived in London all my life. I have done different things at college such as art & design, makeup artistry and business admin. I’d describe myself as a creative and artistic person.
I’ve volunteered with a Christian youth charity since I was 16. Through them I have gone on Soul Survivor where my belief in Jesus and god became a lot stronger.
Alejandra Andrade – Education & Learning Team
Alejandra has a BA in Marketing from Middlesex University and has a keen interest in Digital Marketing and Social Media. She is passionate about social change and has volunteered in various projects within the community. She loves travelling and experiencing new cultures and food. She also enjoys learning to bake and long walks in nature.