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Social Impact Lab Speaker Series: Transforming the working lives of refugees in the UK

The Social Impact Lab at the University of Southampton is developing world-class social impact leadership among our students. As part of our mission, we are committed to showcase different role models of global leadership that can inspire our students throughout their careers in social impact.

The Social Impact Lab is honoured to host Fuad Mahamed (Founder & CEO of Ashley Community Housing (ACH) as one of our renowned speakers of our Social Impact Leaders series this academic year.

The speaker:

Fuad came to the UK as a refugee with no English and went on to obtain a first class degree in Engineering from Bath University followed by an MSc in Management from Lancaster Business School.

When Euro Hostels collapsed and started evicting people, he stepped in, setting up Ashley Community Housing in 2008 in order to support the resettlement of refugees like himself. This accommodation-based refugee resettlement service now spans 3 cities, employs 60 people and settles 700 individuals a year.

He has since graduated from executive Programmes at the Cranfield School of Management, Aston Business School, SAID Business School of Oxford University and is currently a Clore Social Fellow for Refugee and Migrant communities. Together with his colleagues at ACH, Fuad has argued for a new approach to refugee assistance based on development rather than just humanitarianism. He volunteered in Dadaab, world’s largest refugee camp in Kenya last summer and advised the Somali government about refugee repatriation and resettlement.

The Event:

5 pm- Talk and Q&A with Fuad Mahamed

6 pm- Refreshments and buffet

This event has been generously supported by the friends, supporters and alumni of the University of Southampton.

Places are limited so do register if you want to attend.   Register it here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/social-impact-lab-speaker-series-transforming-the-working-lives-of-refugees-in-the-uk-tickets-39952822969?aff=es2