Are Children and Young People the Best Agents of Change?
Children in Charge of Change youtube.com
Celebrating the energy and courage of children in urban India
to join hands with others and collaborate to end child labour. We have partnered with our local
partner Shaishav to reduce child labour and get more children back in school, whilst creating a
platform to empower them to be protagonists for their own rights, lobby the government and m…
Firoz Patel has worked in the private, public and the third sectors including working for Local Authorities, Department of Employment, London Underground, Housing Associations and Charities.
He is the founder and CEO of Childreach International, a UK Registered charity. Childreach International was established in 2004, by group of young individuals passionate about supporting communities to develop themselves. Transforming from an entirely voluntary organisation in 2004, with one project and an income of £10,000, to the dynamic organisation today, with country offices in UK, Tanzania, Nepal and India, fundraising and advocacy offices in USA and Canada with additional projects in Bangladesh and Cambodia. Over the last 5 years Childreach International has raised over £12 million and supports more than 40 projects in 3 core areas of health, education, and child rights and protection.
Firoz is also a parent governor of his local school and as a qualified ECB coach is also involved with a local cricket team for young people in east London. When not working, he likes to read, play Cricket and Golf but primarily spend time with his wife and two daughters at home in London.