Our Learning: Knowledge & Skills

Our host Moktar Alatas is joined by activists and artists who enrich our community.

Moktar Alatas was awarded the DREAM Award by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London at yesterday's London Peace Awards.

Moktar has been actively involved with the Octavia Foundation since he took part in Grove Roots, a youth-led heritage and media project in 2009, and the Foundation continues to be his principle partner in the development of 'Aspire 2 Inspire', the social enterprise that he set up last year.


Panellists & Artists

Eversley Mills

Band Manager and Secretary for Metronomes Steel Pan Orchestra

Metronomes is an innovative steelband and unique community based in Ladbroke Grove, West London. We teach and perform steelpan music, promote Caribbean heritage, and run projects to benefit local people.

Filsan Ali

Filsan Ali is Director & Counsellor at Midaye - Conceptualized in 2002, Midaye Somali Development Network was originally the Somali Mothers and Under Fives group, to serve mothers with young children.

Moyrah Samuels

Moyra is a Member of Save Wornington College Campaign and has been a highly active member of the community for many years.

Potent Whisper

Spoken Word artist, author and educator. Making important information accessible by using rhyme to translate key sociopolitical issues.


Public Participation


If possible use ear piece with microphone to get the best sound quality. Connect to your internet via a wired connection not wifi.


By agreeing to speak at this event you understand it will be live streamed to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter and made publicly available afterwards, unless there is good reason, but we hope to avoid such scenarios.


The following measures will be used in all sessions to ensure that all participants including children and young people are protected while taking part in our event.

Abusive or inappropriate behaviour by any other attendee at the event will not be tolerated and the offending person will be immediately removed from the session and potentially referred to the appropriate authorities.

At no point will children and/or young people be in one-on-one conversation with any single other person. There will always be a Host/ Co-Host or representative of one of the youth organisations (all of whom have safeguarding policies in place) present.

Although we recognise that being able to see one another helps sessions feel more interactive and personal, we respect that some people including children and/young people may wish to turn their video feed off, or parts of it. They can do this using the “Stop Video” button at the bottom of their screen.

Thank you!