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We have a big mission

 

Empower people to succeed regardless of their ethnic background, through delivering educational life-skills programmes, improving learning environments and addressing racial inequality.

 

THE PROBLEM

Only

4.7%

of the UK's top leadership
positions are held by BAME individuals
vs 13% BAME population

Less than

£400

Black UK households are
most likely of all ethnic groups to earn

less than £400 a week

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We are also committed to improving learning environments by providing educational resources to under-funded schools in the UK and in some developing countries. Check out our first school-support initiative here.

We were founded in July 2020 and believe that every person deserves a fair opportunity to thrive, regardless of their background.

Open Palm is unique for the following reasons:

AMBITIOUS

Our mission is to improve as many lives as possible by removing barriers for Black and Minority Ethnic individuals. We aim to reach 18.5K young people in 3 years

FOCUSED

We are focused on executing our initiatives well and therefore have a select few initiatives each year so we achieve what we set out to do

TAILORED

Our life-skills programmes are created by us and are tailored to the needs of underrepresented communities

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OUR VALUES

 

Where there is no wise direction, people fall. In the multitude of counsellors, there is safety.  

Transparent
Accountable
Conscious
Stewards
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OUR TRUSTEES

 

Ralph McBaiden | Co-Founder

Chartered Accountant

Former secondary school govenor

Personal Ethos: "Less talk, more action. I want to make a change"

Sophie McBaiden | Co-Founder

Qualified Lawyer

Primary school governor and safeguarding link

Personal Ethos: "I want to do the best that I can with this life, to be of use."

OUR SPECIALIST ADVISORY GROUPS

These are specialist groups of volunteers with experience and skills relevant to the particular initiative, ranging from qualified teachers to Project Managers.

 

All proposed initiatives are brought to an Advisory Group for scrutiny, to ensure that each initiative delivers the best impact for beneficiaries and wider society.

 

GIVING BACK

We are committed to ensuring that our initiatives remain free of charge for beneficiaries.
 

Our Trustees and Advisory Groups help to reduce our operating costs by donating their time for free.

Interested in volunteering your skills to support us? Complete our form and we'll get in touch!

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