VIJITH VIJAY | VISIONARY | PHILANTHROPIST | FOUNDER
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 behaviour 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.
SARA POLONI | EMPATHIC | CHANGE-MAKER
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.
Ben, a qualified project manager and MBA graduate, brings a decade of experience in operations management. With a passion for coaching and sustainable business practices, he has successfully driven change in manufacturing and education sectors. Ben's expertise in data protection and technology enables him to support Being the Cure's mission while prioritizing safeguarding practices.
Vijith, the visionary founder of Being The Cure, started the organization in 2013 with a mission to improve lives by fostering heroic qualities like kindness, honesty, and humility in children and young people. These qualities aim to address the complex challenges faced by the world today.
Sara 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.
Sonia, with 18+ years in the NHS, supports and mentors individuals to thrive in their roles. Committed to equal opportunities, she helps business owners connect for growth and a better life. As a mother and grandmother, she understands the importance of guiding children and young people to develop inquiring minds and make a positive impact in their communities.
Agnese, a lawyer experienced in corporate and non-profit sectors, focuses on EDI. With expertise in sustainable development, she advocates for under-represented groups. Her projects aim to amplify their voices in decision-making. Agnese's passion for education addresses the root causes of inequality in access to education.
Atif, a former British Diplomat and current UK Government employee, is a passionate Skills Trainer. With a background in training people from diverse cultures, he sees his involvement with Being The Cure as a natural extension of his job. Actively engaged in community projects, Atif is dedicated to empowering young people.
Jonny's passion lies in education and policy, driven by his firsthand work with children from disadvantaged backgrounds, specifically those with social, emotional, and mental health needs. His personal experiences fuel his eagerness to contribute to the charity's mission of building stronger characters.
Javed, an experienced finance professional, assesses financial risks for the charity. As a compassionate father of four, he believes in contributing to the community in any way he can. With expertise in project and team management, he aims to address social inequalities and make a positive impact in people's lives.
Manjit, a dedicated father of four, understands the significance of providing young children with moral and social guidance during their formative years. With a background in Financial Lifecycle, Operations, and Project Management, spanning 35 years in public practice and commercial and public sectors, he brings extensive experience to the table.
Mushtaq, a qualified senior finance professional with 17+ years of experience in diverse industries, is determined to uplift the community. Passionate about accountability, he seeks to ensure Being The Cure is held responsible. With a heroic spirit, he aims to make a lasting impact on the community's well-being.
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REST IN PEACE
On September 16, 2023, we bid farewell to Derrick Vernal, the co-founder of Being The Cure. Derrick's immense contributions were instrumental in shaping Being The Cure into what it has become today.
Derrick's enduring legacy shall persist through the very essence of Being The Cure, a testament to his remarkable influence and dedication.
Forever cherished in our hearts, you will be dearly missed.