Sajda has worked in schools across the country to educate young people and their teachers about the extremism, raising awareness on issues such as forced marriage, domestic violence and FGM.
She believes that one of the best ways to prevent issues such as violence against women and girls and extremism is by educating our young people so that they are equipped with the skills to safeguard themselves, their peers and their family members. Sajda delivers sessions in a sensitive and age appropriate way.
In the last 4 years, Sajda has delivered over 250 school sessions. She has worked with over 16,750 young people and practitioners across the UK and has carried out work in over 27 London boroughs.
Safeguarding against Extremism
Sajda is a key speaker on online radicalisation in the UK. She is often requested to speak at schools about her 7/7 experience and highlighting how terrorist attacks are indiscriminate and affect us all in society. She believes that it is important for communities to remain united and informed on the issue of radicalisation. Her school’s workshops encourage community cohesion, rather than isolating communities further. Her extensive experience in countering extremism enables her to highlight how students can safeguard themselves from this anger.
Sajda’s workshops have received positive feedback:
“We had a number of very informative assemblies looking at Extremism and Radicalisation. All pupils in the school (roughly 1300 of them) watched, listened and asked questions about this very important contemporary issue. The slides were very clear and well organised and the presenter’s overall organisation and presentational skills were first class. Overall, the feedback from pupils and staff was excellent.” Headteacher, school, Bedfordshire
“The sessions gave a balanced perspective of current and historical issues surrounding extremism and the risks of radicalisation to young people, including online exploitation. There was plenty of opportunity for student interaction and the subject did not focus on any particular ideology, rather presenting the message that a threat could come from any area. The session held so much more relevance to the audience being delivered by someone who had had been involved in a domestic terrorist incident.” Teacher, London