Manchester Core Group

Our Manchester Core Group Members lead and help us to shape our campaign aims. Each member brings their own unique lived experience of Immigration and Education. 

  • Milana

Milana became part of the We Belong Core Group to develop her relationship with other young people who make her feel a sense of purpose and belonging. She  wants to contribute to the support she was provided when she needed We Belong's help and is keen to make positive changes for others. Milana enjoys playing musical instruments, learning languages, watching Korean dramas and reading. She has found a new interest in Basketball and enjoys playing it, with hopes to get better and play more during her free time.

  • Tobi

Also known as Micah is Nigerian born and works under the Youth Engagement category with We Belong's Manchester Core Group. He has experience in working includes Studio presentations & Radio presentations at Reform Radio, Sound Engineering. Micah likes to spend his free time on hobbies that include Singing, Dancing, Writing, Drawing & Designing.

Micah's favourite quote is: "The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. " - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • Bhavik

Bhavik is of Kenyan Heritage and currently working on a Finance Graduate Scheme with Currys plc studying towards CIMA. He is a Manchester United fan, who enjoys their live games and likes to play Badminton whilst indulging in Financial Markets, Investing and Trading. 

Bhavik's favourite quote : "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Nelson Mandela

  • Faiqa

Faiqa is Pakistan born and and moved to the UK at the age of 11. She is a 3rd year student on the Sanctuary Scholarship at Manchester university, studying Pharmacy. Since joining We Belong, she has co-designed and facilitated workshops for university staff alongside We Belong's Youth Development Lead. During her free time, Faiqa enjoys reading and baking.

Faiqa's favourite quote: "The secret to happiness is within yourself."

  • Amina

Amina is a second year university student and part time blogger. She loves indulging in anything creative, especially street photography and loves taking pictures of buildings when wandering in the city. She is an avid reader, who journals and loves her coffee. Amina joined We Belong's Manchester Core Group to network with like-minded people and to find volunteering opportunities in different projects. Amina advocates for better mental health support in local communities.