Fifi Kara


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Name: Fifi Kara
Organization: Model Westminster
Title: Founder & CEO of Model Westminster
I was born (Nafissa Kara-Newton) to parents of Mauritian and South American decent, in the beautiful South London. At the age of 11 my family and I located to the even more beautiful Croydon! As a proud Londoner I've always felt strong ties to the city and endeavoured to improve the society around me from a young age. My educational background also fuelled my passion for civil society and sparked an interest in politics. Previously, studying at Burntwood School and Richmond College, where I specialised in the social sciences and the humanities. Aside from my educational background I have been working since aged 16 and at the moment, I am currently on sabbatical from the London School of Economics where I study the BSc Social Policy with Government. Since then, I have been working for the National Citizen Service's Challenge Network since March 2013, as a Policy, Public Affairs and Communications Assistant. In the Summer of 2013 I was lucky enough to join the LivingWage Summer Academy, to advocate for changes in Whitehall, the private sector and public services such as social care. In my spare time, I work on the development of Model Westminster and support the Labour Party. Outside of work I attempt to write about current affairs, read satirical, political non-fiction and teach myself graphics.

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Sep 27, 2013 / 0 Comments / in Citizen participation, Citizen sector, Democracy & voting

Model Westminster is a new educational simulation of British Parliament, which will be delivered to students throughout London. For two days of the year, pupils will maintain and manage their own constituency. From budgeting, to lobbying participants will have to address tough policy challenges.