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15 July 08
Find out how BAFTA members have become involved with Media Trust to pilot a mentoring programme for disadvantaged young people in London.
BAFTA has partnered with Media Trust to pilot a Youth Mentoring Programme for disadvantaged young people in London.
Up to 30 Academy members and leading industry practitioners have been matched with a group or individual (aged 13 to 25) to offer skills-based support on a media project.
Media Trust is a government-backed charity that harnesses the skills, resources and creativity of the media industry to help voluntary organisations and charities make a difference to people’s lives.
For more information on the mentoring scheme, please download the documents below, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
BAFTA/Marc HobermanOur Introduction to Youth Mentoring event took place on Monday 14 July 2008.
Chaired by Media Trust's Director of Communications, Katie Simpson, the event included Krishnendu Majumdar, Chair of the Learning & Events Committee, Liz Settimba from SkyWay charity and community youth group project, Efe Ezekiel, a media professional and mentor with Westminster Digital Media Unit and Maddie Dinwoodie, Media Trust’s Senior Project Manager for Youth Media.
Also present were Niyi Akeju, BAFTA's Learning Projects Producer and Heather Samuels of Rising Tide, a professional development and training charity.
Academy Members taking part in the Mentoring Scheme include (from left to right):
Madeline Elles-Hill, Damian Jones, Ellin Stein, Brian Woods, Gillian Hawser, Damian Wayling, Luigi Chiappini, Ivor Baddiel, Bassem Abdallah, Anna Benson Gyles, Caroline Van Den Brul, David Rolfe, Linda Shire, Jill Robertson, Richard Hastings and Basi Akpabio.
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