growing up with my nani (grandma) in southall, west london i spoke a blend of languages that represented my family's migratory history - punjabi, urdu, english (each peppered with swahili words & phrases).
like a lot of second/third generation migrants to places like the uk, my teenage self gradually let english take over at home and school (especially after a fresh prince style move to greater london suburbia 😱)!
as an adult wanting to reconnect, i was fortunate to set-up and run apples & pears - a charity that built community projects with often overlooked groups across london.
engaging with migrant communities similar to the ones i grew up in brought me halfway 'home' and i was eager to complete the journey!
lacking the confidence to bring it up (or practice!) with my wider family, i started looking for online punjabi, urdu and swahili teachers as a way of revisiting my heritage and ancestral memory.
the process uncovered some uncomfortable truths:
these insights led me to start somos, a platform designed to:
we have ambitious goals for somos. in addition to developing a customer-centric product offering, we strive to be innovative in our recruitment, governance, community, and co-ownership approaches.
we've started this journey through pioneering partnerships with organizations like open door policy, where we recruit our refugee team members, and ownco, a groundbreaking co-ownership platform that helps us achieve our goal of offering teachers equity in the business.
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- km 😘
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leading somos with a focus on teacher wellbeing, language, migrant & worker rights.
music taste is getting worse with age but can make a variety of hot sauces... can't have it all!
mixed career background: law, m&a, insurance & community organizing. from london. building somos on the move 💚
learning a lot is necessary to stay connected as the world becomes more virtual than physical. exploring…
getting involved with all things finance and operations related at somos!
pursuing a degree in accounting & finance after studying health & social care online from the uk.
learning consistently will open up doors you could not imagine!
gaining experience developing content and social media at somos!
i enjoy playing soccer and learning new skills. i believe eq is more important than iq and am passionate about learning more about different parts of a business. 😀
"if its meant to be, it is up to me"
legal eagle with a love for chessy catch-phrases
lagos born londoner and a long suffering chelsea football/soccer fan
(feel free to judge me 😂)
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