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VIJITH VIJAY | VISIONARY | PHILANTHROPIST | FOUNDER, UK & INDIA

is the founder of BTC, Vijith is responsible for envisioning the overall direction of BTC and for the creation & delivery of a lot of its material. Vijith has been working directly with children both in India and the UK, addressing issues like anti-social behavior and juvenile crime at primary and secondary school age groups, and is proficient in a number of settings. Vijith envisions a world community where children can be raised with an innate inclination for heroism to make the world a better place. A community that cares for its elders loves its children and is filled with Honesty, Kindness, and Humility  to tackle all issues.

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SARA POLONI | EMPATHIC | CHANGE-MAKER | TRUSTEE, UK

is a multilingual Marcom professional with 10 years of experience in developing strategies and campaigns for a wide range of industries. She's deeply passionate about education and its ability to empower young people from all backgrounds. Sara is excited about giving back to the community through Being The Cure, leveraging her Marcom skills to shift perspectives and tell unique stories.

MUHAMMAD JAVED | RISK ASSESSOR | TRUSTEE, UK

is experienced in the financial industry, and assesses financial risks to the charity. He is a kind man, a father to four, and believes in contributing to the community through every little bit he can. He is experienced in project management, large-teams management, and business management. Having seen the social inequalities firsthand, he strives to make a difference in the lives of people around him. 

SONIA LAMBERT | ADVOCATE |  TRUSTEE, UK

has worked with the NHS (National Health Services) for over 18 years in various roles from Admin to Senior Management and understands the benefits of supporting and mentoring people to be confident and successful in their roles. Her passion is to advocate that everyone has equal opportunities, no matter what their background, nationality, or language and to help lone business owners connect with the right people who can give them guidance and advice to grow their businesses to create a better life for themselves and their families. She is a mother and a grandmother and understands the importance of guiding, encouraging, and teaching children from an early age to have inquiring minds to develop the confidence and the skills to make an impact within their community and beyond

JONATHAN AMISS | PROPONENT |  TRUSTEE, UK

has a deep interest in education and education policy. He has first-hand experience working with children from disadvantaged backgrounds, particularly those that have high-level needs in social, emotional, and mental health. He is eager to use his lived experiences to help this charity be successful in its endeavor of building stronger characters.

AGNESE CIGLIANO | LAWYER | ACTIVIST | TRUSTEE, UK

is a lawyer with experience in both the corporate and the non-profit sectors, alongside being a consultant and trainer in the EDI - Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion field. She has experience in working with sustainable development targets for over 10 years and strongly believes in amplifying the voice of under-represented groups - such as grassroots movements, youth, women, minorities, migrants, and LGBT+ groups - in decision-making platforms, most of her projects are aimed at making this mission a reality. Agnese's interest in education looks at the root causes of inequality in access to education.

BEN BUTCHER | TECHSPERT |  TRUSTEE, UK

A qualified project manager and MBA graduate, Ben has 10 years of experience managing operations across manufacturing and education organizations. Delivering operational and cultural change at a variety of levels, Ben has a passion for coaching and sustainable business practice. He led data protection at an award-winning education technology charity. Having worked with young people since the age of 18, Ben is excited to support Being the Cure's use of technology, and strong safeguarding and data protection practices.

MUHAMMAD MUSHTAQ | FINANCE GURU | TREASURER, UK

an expert and qualified senior finance professional, with more than 17 years of diversified exposure and well-rounded experience in leading Retail, Luxury beauty & cosmetics products, F&B, hospitality, real estate, property investment/development, construction, management consultancy, advisory, and service industries. Mushtaq is extremely passionate about the community and wants to do his best to uplift the state of the community by ensuring Being The Cure is held accountable for all of its actions. 

ATIF JANJUA | DIPLOMAT |  TRUSTEE, UK

Atif is a Skills Trainer and former British Diplomat who still works for the UK Government. He has always held a passion for helping others which is how he fell in to the field soft skills training. Having trained people from all cultures from around the world, whilst working at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, he believes putting his experience, knowledge, and skills into Being The Cure is natural extension of his job. Atif is active in various voluntary community projects involving young people.

MANJIT GILL | LEADER | CRITICAL EXAMINER |TRUSTEE, UK

Being the father to four children, Manjit is acutely aware of the importance of giving young children moral and social compasses to guide them through their formative years. Manjit has a comprehensive Financial Lifecycle, Operations, and Project Management background with extensive experience in public practice, and commercial and public sector environments spanning 35 years.

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