The amazing Ismael Lee South , Award winning Youth work consultant and Co-Founder of The Salam Project will be one OF OUR KEY SPEAKERS AT THE AFRICA4U AWARDS FOR AFRICAN AND CARIBBEAN ACHIEVERS LIVING IN WEST YORKSHIRE due to take place early next year. Ismael is based in Manchester. Information about him can be found below
Bio of Ismael Lea South
Ismael Lea South is an award winning innovative Youth Work Consultant. This includes being a consistent practitioner, facilitator, coordinator, mentor and researcher. He works between London, Birmingham, Manchester & Shefffield. He is the co-founder of The Salam Project (www.thesalamproject.org.U.K.) that he co founded with fellow proactive youth workers.
His specialist expertise are mentoring interventions with young people on the verge of permanent exclusion, resettlement solutions for young ex-offenders in communities, assisting young people to employment, accredited training and employment. Coordinating support for young sports/football academy players who have been released by their clubs by finding alternative lower league/international placements or alternative sports industry related vocations. He’s also known for working with young urban artists in understanding the business side of the creative industries.
An assertive personality who has project managed numerous anti knife crime, anti gang crime, prison resettlement and counter-extremism projects around in various cities in England.
A strong advocate for independent youth outreach organisations to adopt a more social entrepreneurship model, rather than being reliant on funding and donations.
A straight forward and opinionated person who is very passionate about his work!!