Saeed Atcha

Country representing

United Kingdom

Languages

English

Education

  • Manchester Metropolitan University

Current organisation

Xplode Magazine

Current role

CEO

Skills and Expertise

Broadcasting
Management
Project management
Social entrepreneurship

Areas of interest

Education
Media
Youth Unemployment

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

Actions

Back in 2011, after learning that there was a 57% negative press towards young people, I decided we needed to do something to change that – locally at least. I then received funding from Telefonica’s Think Big programme in the UK, O2 Think Big, to set up Xplode. I wanted to create a better world for young people to live in, free of negative press coverage where we’re labelled as ‘feral animals’ and ‘yobs’. One Young World will enable me to share the voice of young people on a Global level and enter discussions with the people who can advise on the nurturing and development of the leaders of tomorrow. Young people are often posed with the stigma that they have a lack of employability, self-belief & workplace skills and this is backed up when I volunteer over 30 hours per week to keep up with the demand from young people in Bolton. We know young people are positive in outlook and we just need to acknowledge and influence this realisation of potential. In 2016, I was the youngest Charity CEO to lead a charity to win Her Majesty the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service - this is the most prestigious award a charity can every receive and this showcases the investment into volunteering and youth social action in particular. I sit on the Greater Manchester Expansion committee of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales' Step up to Serve programme where I assist in the strategy and planning for the campaign.