Aderonke is a human rights activist. She is passionate about issues affecting LGBTIs globally, equality and feminism and a leading campaigner for better treatment of LGBT Asylum Seekers in the UK.
Aderonke has been awarded the Care2 scholarship for Care2 petition starters.
I'm a youth worker in training. I don't think an activist can just care about one issue so there are loads I campaign for! Mental health, youth employment and skills development and affordable housing and community land trusts are the things that drive me.
Alex has been awarded the Shami Chakrabarti scholarship for BAME campaigners
I work for the communications department of the Open Society Foundations, helping give a voice to the voiceless. I am originally from Greece but have worked in different places in Europe and the Middle East. I have a keen interest in minority rights, social cohesion in Europe and promotion of education. I'm a restless traveler.
I am currently a 1st year BA Arabic and Linguistics student at SOAS University of London, a Team v Leader for Hackney (2014-15), and a languages ambassador for Routes into Languages. I am against the stigma around mental health, I believe youth clubs should be reintroduced to (disadvantaged) communities and I think the young people of today are amazing. Oh, and, I love the feeling volunteering gives me.
Atika has been awarded the UNICEF scholarship for young campaigners.
I am a campaign and research officer at Crisis Action in Nairobi. In the course of my work, I have been inspired in my interactions with incredible human rights campaigners in Kenya, Sudan and South Sudan scaling the imposing mountain of justice for some of the world's most vulnerable civilians. I am passionate about amplifying the voices of the most vulnerable in society, and rugby.
I am the lead organiser at Positive Money where I spend time thinking about how to build a vibrant and diverse network. I am interested in how systems exacerbate inequality, how you communicate complex things simply and facilitation. I recently started playing football (badly).
I'm an activist with experience campaigning for council housing, free education, mental health and free whistleblowers. I specialise in Philosophy and Politics of Mental Health.
Ellese has been awarded the Trust for London scholarship for campaigners tackling poverty and inequality in London.
I'm currently studying and doing voluntary work on issues I care about. Representing the Unity Centre in Glasgow, I worked with the Right to Remain campaign to argue for fair treatment of people seeking asylum in the UK and for justice in the immigration system. I have also been involved with the campaign to close down the Dungavel immigration detention centre in Scotland, along with Unity Centre, Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees and other organisations and individuals.
Emmanuel has been awarded the Campaign Bootcamp scholarship for refuegees and migrants.
I'm an organiser and trustee of the UK Youth Climate Coalition. I campaign to influence decision makers to tackle climate change. I also work with young people, training them to run campaigns and become social leaders in their communities. I'm passionate about social change, challenging injustice and learning from different global change movements.
Born in the United States but currently calling East London home, I work as the Special Adviser to the Managing Director of Purpose Europe, an organisation that builds and accelerates movements to tackle the world’s biggest problems. Outside of the office, I am part of the London, Hackney and LSE fossil fuel divestment campaigns. I drink lots of coffee and believe in the power of collective and democratic action to change the world.
An intersectional feminist and human rights activist. I spend my time fighting gender based oppression and inequality. Also volunteering for MyBodyBack, an organisation that helps women to love and look after their bodies physically, after sexual violence.
I work as Digital Campaigns Officer at ShareAction. I am passionate about improving social mobility and fighting inequality in the UK.
I am passionate about seeing change in our societies, particularly in our unequal society, South Africa. I am currently coordinating a national campaign for tax transparency and have coordinated the Alternative Mining Indaba for 2 consecutive years.
Johnlyn currently works at Oxfam in South Africa.
I'm passionate about human rights and social justice, and currently campaign to reduce mental health discrimination. I believe in the good in all people and harnessing it to create positive change.
Karen has been awarded the Mind scholarship to come to Bootcamp
I am active campaigner in disability rights and access fields. Equally I am passionate about health and social care provisions in UK, in particular that services are delivered compassionately preserving the dignity of patients.
Kumara has been awarded the Scope scholarship for disabled campaigners.
Raised by grandparents in a working class family, music and access to free university education changed my life for the better. I've worked in arts, social welfare and human rights charities for twenty years, and I'm passionate that everyone should get the best chances whatever their background. Education should be for all, and the voluntary sector needs to be led by the people who need the support of charities.
Leon has been awarded the Trust for London scholarship for campaigners based tackling poverty and inequality in London.
Think big and always want to make a difference.
Liangyi currently works for 350.org and is based in Taiwan.
I am a campaigns associate at Tearfund who is currently scoping out a global campaign. I have an MA in ethnic conflict and human rights and am really passionate about issues that relate to these particular areas, most notably the underreported problem of child piracy. I dream of one day being a human rights journalist and helping to changing the world through my words.
I am a dreamer, dancer and occasionally dysfunctional poet/artist/activist with a chronic urgency for living and a dog-eared determination to challenge all the injustices in the world. My heart sings when I take my bowler hat on adventures and I adore channelling my creativity into changing the world. Most likely to: whip out an inspirational quote and start a discussion about the meaning of life. Least likely to: accept the status quo and leave an awkward silence lingering.
Lynn has been awarded the Campaign Bootcamp mental health scholarship, crowd-funded by the Bootcamp community.
I campaign on issues of equality, education, women and refugees rights. I currently work for Women for Refugee Women.
Marchu has been awarded the Campaign Bootcamp Scholarship for Refugees and Migrants.
Melanie currently works at ActionAid
I currently work at the British Red Cross primarily campaigning for a more humane asylum system and improved health and social care. I'm passionate about advocating for real change and would like to see more people in positions of power take notice of the most vulnerable.
I'm an women's rights campaigner for ActionAid UK during the day, and a blogger at night. I'm passionate about human rights and environmental issues and I love all things digital.
For work, I'm the Student and Activist Coordinator at Palestine Solidarity Campaign. I get paid to do what I love! Outside of the office, I like using my privilege for positive ends too. I care deeply about fighting against oppression - racism, sexism, ableism and every other awful "ism". I like cheese more than is humanly acceptable. And time living in California has made me a bit of a basketball fan (go Warriors), as well as making me passionate about free healthcare and education.
I am passionate about the state of our planet and so seek to improve understanding of the issues involved and the actions we can take to improve the situation, I am involved in the campaign opposing Underground Coal Gasification developments in the North East of England. I am also the volunteer coordinator for the Newcastle Greenpeace group, responsible for understanding and conveying latest campaigns to other volunteers within the group.
Rakesh has been awarded the Greenpeace Environmental Scholarship
Sam is a Queer Green Londoner who campaigns on and cares passionately about; gender equality, environmental issues, women's rights, LGBT rights, human rights, freedom of expression, freedom of movement and freedom of information issues.
Sam has been awarded the Trust for London scholarship for campaigners tackling poverty and inequality in London.
I'm a recent Politics and Philosophy graduate from the University of Sheffield. I'm interested in social enterprise, development and inequality.
Hi! I'm Shabraz Ahmed, a passionate Community Activist & Campaigner, I keep busy mainly by involving myself in local causes such, which have include but aren't limited to, Autism West Midlands, BRAP Birmingham. Faith Watch, Community Organising, Migrant Voice, PAPYRUS, Writers Without Borders.
Shabraz has been awarded the UpRising scholarship for graduates of the UpRising programme.
I'm a freelance filmmaker and an ardent activist who is passionately trying to make a stand for social, economic and environmental justice. I've been working on environmental & climate-related issues such as anti-fracking and oil sponsorship of the arts. But I'm now looking for ways to join the dots between different campaigns on different issues, to strengthen our movements and bring about the kind of systemic change we really need. I am ever grateful for the miracles of the Universe.
Sheila has been awarded the Greenpeace Environmental Trust scholarship for environmental activists.