Co-founder of Al Masaar, I am now the Project Leader for our Parent Club. Since we began in 2014, our focus has been to look after our children, by looking after the mother, as she is the main influence and role model in a child and young persons life. I started this project as Wee Steps, but over the years, our community has evolved and with more active members, I have found that the issues and barriers faced by ethnic minority women and children are far greater than what we initially anticipated.
Through my previous work experiences, I support our members in improving their confidence, self-esteem and upskilling. Daily problems and celebrations are encouraged to be shared in the safe space of the Parent Club, where we build on peer-to-peer support.
Al Masaar has a lot of potential in making a real change in the Forth Valley area, and I am proud to be a driving member of this.
WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA OFFICER
Nikita has been an advocate for social justice and equity for a long time. Her determination is to use her knowledge and own personal experiences to shape the discourse of future BAME developments. Ultimately, her goal is to continue to advocate for human rights and equalities within our different communities.
With her role in Al-Masaar, she is responsible for creating digital content creation and management of the website and our other social media platforms, where she can use her own personal experience of running her own website educating society on social inequality issues.