Helping achieve your potential.
Manjit Wolstenholme was born in India and went to school in Wolverhampton. Her life story was one of building the skills and perseverance to break down barriers to succeed in business. Manjit became the youngest woman to head an investment bank in London and went on to become the first woman from an ethnic minority background to chair a FTSE 100 company.
She was a truly inspirational woman and we have been granted funding for a very special programme to help inspire and support young people in their academic studies.
Running from January 2020-December 2020 we will be looking to work with 20 students 16-21yr olds.
We will invest in them offering support, life coaching, teaching them youth engagement skills and providing safeguarding training.
We will help them to succeed in their studies, supporting in holistic ways and introducing them to wider networks in industry.
We ask for them to volunteer for at least 6 sessions, so in turn they can support and inspire those who come to our groups.
We will cover volunteer expenses.
Who we are looking for
Young people in education 16-21yrs old who have a passion for software, hardware or ideally games making.
Young people who are willing to give their time and want to give something back and make a difference to those younger than them.
What is the process?
We will be having intake in Feb/March and again in Oct/Nov.
We run three 1.5 hour training sessions (Normally with lunch), covering the software we teach, teaching best practice and safeguarding.
After that we will offer volunteering and social opportunities for the student to join in.
We will also offer life coaching meetings monthly if the student wants and advocacy and other support over the year.
Where is the funding from
The Manjit Wolstenholme Fund has been established with support from Bradford-based, Provident Financial to honour the memory of Manjit and support children and young people in disadvantaged areas of Bradford District to achieve their potential through educational and aspirational opportunities. Manjit’s own experiences meant she believed passionately that no-one should be denied the chance to achieve their true potential as a result of their background or where they live. The Manjit Wolstenholme Fund
If you’d like to apply for the scheme fill in this form here.