For over 10 years, Iman has worked to bridge the gap between Europe and the Middle East.
Through her work with medical institutions, she has provided women worldwide with the most basic of care. She has dedicated her life to women from a diverse range of social and cultural backgrounds and as a result, has helped them to develop a genuine sense of identity and confidence.
It is through the many workshops she has hosted (in the UK, Taiwan and The Netherlands to name a few) that she has promoted the invaluable lessons of interfaith harmony and community coherence all over the world. It is her work as a youth interfaith ambassador that has ensured the development of mutual understanding and joint social action between faith communities.
Her ability to speak Arabic, English, French, Italian and Hebrew means that Iman is truly representational of the globalized world that we live in today. Her language abilities have allowed her to get to the heart of many issues, speaking to people on the ground and promoting their concerns.
Today, Iman is the founder and Director of SCEME – Social Change Through Education in the Middle East and North Africa.
Raya Tibawi worked as a social worker and social work manager (over 20 years) in both local authority and voluntary organisations, specialising in children, young people and families.
Over many years Raya has been running various training and consultation workshops for children and youngpeople involved in the care system, including training to enable them to deliver speeches or run workshops at conferences. Raya has delivered research and evaluation work for many organisations and charitries such as Save the Children.
Raya also acts as a Family Fund Trust Adviser, visiting families caring for children with severe disabilities in order to assess their eligibility for assistance. Many of these families are refugees from other parts of the world as well as from the UK.