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

is a musician by training and has had a career foundation in teaching. Being 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 London, 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 a heroic ambition to make the world a better place. A community that cares for its elders, loves its children and is filled with Honesty, Kindness and a Humility-driven Respect to tackle all issues.

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NITESH RANA | EDUCATOR | ARTIST | TRUSTEE, INDIA

leads all programs for Being The Cure India. He heads the design and delivery of the character curriculum and directs India wide projects. He is an experienced Visual Artist and an Indian Classical musician by training. Nitesh has been leading the sessions in India for a number of years now and has unparalleled experience in engaging groups of children. He has worked with different formats of our workshops with children as young as 5 Years old. His efforts have been recognized by many in the child health and development community and his efforts have led to a renewed focus on intervention efforts at Nizamuddin Railway Station.

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RAHUL SETHI | ANALYST | COORDINATOR | TRUSTEE, INDIA

is a Business Analyst by vocation and uses his knowledge of project delivery and teamwork to coordinate Being The Cure operations. Rahul's role is mainly strategy and creating the right conditions for the BTC team to do what they do best.

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ZIA AHMED | BENEFACTOR | ALTRUIST | TRUSTEE, UK

Zia is an Engineer by profession that has over 15 year of experience working within the IT sector. Zia is an energetic and ambitious person that has over 5 years of experience working with young children at a local community level. He is one of the founders of a community based football club that aims to help and support underprivileged children, with a view to addressing community based issues such antisocial behaviour and gang culture. During his five years’ experience, he have developed strong skills in supporting young children, and is genuinely passionate about providing the best child support where ever possible.

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DERRICK VERNAL | STRATEGIST | MOTIVATOR | TRUSTEE, UK

Derrick initially studied Fashion Design and Technology for 5 years but decided to switch careers within 2002. Derrick is now a Global Service Manager by profession with over 16 years of experience within the Telecommunications industry. Derrick is a passionate, driven person who has acquired over 8 years experience managing events teams delivering CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiatives with a strategic goal of inspiring and educating young people to improve local community challenges. Derrick has directly worked for two local community youth projects within a mentoring voluntary role capacity leading countermeasures to help reduce street crime and support young people with getting onto corporate apprenticeship schemes.

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MUHAMMAD JAVED | RISK ASSESSOR | TRUSTEE, UK

is experienced in the financial industry, and assesses financial risks to the charity. He is a kind man, 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. Being a resident of Newham and having seen the social inequalities first hand, he strives to make a difference in the lives of people around him. 

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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. 

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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.

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JONATHAN AMISS | PROPONENT |  TRUSTEE, UK

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

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SONIA LAMBERT | ADVOCATE |  TRUSTEE, UK

I have worked with the NHS (National Health Services) for over 18 years in various roles from Admin to Senior Management and understand the benefits of supporting and mentoring people to be confident and successful in their roles. My passion is to advocate that everyone has equal opportunities, no matter what their background, nationality, or language and to help lone business owners to 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. I am a mother and grandmother and understand 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

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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 holds a level 3 safeguarding certificate and is currently the data protection lead in his current role 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.