Shahida Aslam is delighted to have worked at the Helena Kennedy Foundation (HKF) charity for the last ten years as Director of Operations. She has a background in supporting people in welfare and employment, the creative sector, and the unique world of Students’ Union, so it seemed only fitting to continue her journey where she can help students become the best they can. She applied for this job because, if nothing else, she knew that she wanted to make a positive difference to people.
Shahida can still remember the day when she turned up for the interview and was initially mistaken as the intern! If she’s honest, once the dust had settled, she was on her own and thought to herself, “What have I let myself in for?” She was a one-person team at the time, and so she did the best she could to start making things happen.
The foundation exists to overcome social injustice by providing financial bursaries, mentoring and support to disadvantaged students from the further and adult education sectors, enabling them to progress into fulfilling careers.
It would be amazing to celebrate Shahida’s 10th anniversary of service with HKF by raising funds for a bursary or even bursaries. You can make a donation or find out more by clicking here.