Who we are
Founded in 2012, the Naz Legacy Foundation is a UK-based charity established to continue the legacy of the late Naz Bokhari OBE, the first Muslim head teacher of a secondary school in the UK. Our work helps young people from minority communities and disadvantaged backgrounds by supporting their education whilst encouraging positive integration into British society. The Foundation has three core programmes: the Diversity Programme, the Interfaith Programme, and the Naz Bokhari Programme. Each of these seeks to raise young people to their fullest potential and to strengthen communities by bringing people from all faiths and none together.
The Naz Legacy Foundation works with the COSARAF Foundation to support access to higher education amongst young people from disadvantaged and minority backgrounds. They invite KS4/5 pupils from their partner schools in London, to attend days at St Annes College (Oxford University), Downing College (Cambridge University) and Warwick University. These days raise the aspirations of the young people on the trip, opening up the possibility of attending prestigious Universities in the future and equipping them with the knowledge of what is required to apply to university.
The trips include a tour of the university and the surrounding area, an opportunity to meet the Sheikh Family Scholars and to learn about the scholarship programme and for some their first experience of travelling outside of London.
“The Naz Legacy Foundation’s Diversity Programme has provided unique experiences for pupils from diverse backgrounds that enable them to connect with organisations and have experiences that are not available in school.”