Binda Patel is the Director of Innovation at the Sutton Trust and the Sutton Trust that champions social mobility through different programs, research and influencing policy, news and opinion.
She was in the front line when covid sent the world to hell.
She is also a trustee at Arts Emergency, a charity that supports and mentors young people interested in arts and the creative sector.
Both are important in Binda’s eyes and both are linked to her passion for social mobility.
She has worked with the Diana Award, which gave her with opportunities to grow and develop her skill set. She is also a big advocate for young people who are often not given the platform to share their voices and feelings.
We discus the impact of covid on the social mobility of young people, and how SuttonTrust did some amazing stuff when it all went to hell.
I get a little annoyed (!) that our response to covid was to close down all the youth groups, universities, schools, and play parks, which, besides being unnecessary even at the time, has hindered our kids from developing.
Binda and her team at the Sutton Trust are doing amazing things.
Be sure to visit them and Binda here:
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