Asma Shah

Asma is founder and CEO of You Make It, a London based employability programme with a creative and inspiring approach enabling young women to access tools, networks, experiences and the confidence to transform their lives through personal empowerment. Asma is passionate about partnerships and ensuring the positive, genuine social impact of You Make It continue to grows.

Asma is also a trustee for the Arts Council NPO, People’s Palace Projects – producers of collaborative arts projects in the UK and Brazil which promote social change, and also Oxford House, a Bethnal Green Heritage, Community and Arts venue.

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You Make It empowers young, unemployed, mainly BAME women to dream big, achieve greatness and inspire others. We are unique in that we take a holistic approach to joblessness, we don’t see marginalised women as burdens that must be shoehorned into a job in order to tick them off a list of names. We see […]

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Thanks to your support we have now reached our match-funding target of £10,000 via @BigGive

Though we have met our target, our fundraising efforts are not over,
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Know a talented young person from Tower Hamlets with a passion for the arts?

We're recruiting 3 trainees to join our team:
- Work with exciting artists
- Produce an event
- Kickstart a career in the arts

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Donate to the pioneering work of ⁦@_YouMakeIt⁩ this week and your donation will be matched. I have and you can help make a difference. Incredible work helping people change their lives from ⁦@AsmaShahYMI⁩ and her team

Award-winning @_YouMakeIt provides holistic empowerment programmes for young Black and Asian women. Their next programme launches in January 2023 and they have 25 fully-funded places, each worth £5000, to be awarded! More:

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