Kahar Hussain

Kahar is an Assistant Participation Officer at Participation People, and joined after years of experience in youth led projects.

He has volunteered as a young people’s substance misuse advisor, worked alongside OFSTED in the inspection of youth services, chaired a national advisory board for The Children’s Society and has helped set up several youth participation projects in Tower Hamlets.

Whilst at university, Kahar held a role on the Volunteering Committee, originating and directing a team of project ambassadors to promote and showcase volunteering projects within the city of Sheffield. He also co-published reports on social policy and developed creative approaches to research as the Officer for Strategy and Development for Canvas, a political publishing based society.

Kahar is passionate about youth development, having designed and delivered a number of initiatives to optimise developmental progress among young people, including a public speaking and confidence building programme, a creative mentoring project and has also managed candidate support for the Newham Young Mayor Elections.

Kahar loves travelling; he has spent a lengthy amount of time in South America developing an understanding of the diverse cultures and learning to speak Spanish.

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