Nasra Ayub is a multi-award-winning women and girl’s rights campaigner, TEDx speaker and writer from Bristol, UK. She has recently delivered a TEDx talk called ‘What If Young People Ran the World?’, exploring the power shift of philanthropy decision-making away from traditional donors to young people. Nasra works in Programs at Global Fund for Children focusing on the youth-led participatory grantmaking streams, most notably the youth-led program Spark Fund. She was a recipient of the Diana Award for her efforts to end female genital mutilation since the age of 15.
Nasra envisions a funding sector that will resource young people to create change and make decisions on what their community needs. Blagrave Trust’s focus on empowering and supporting young people resonated strongly with Nasra and saw joining their Board as an opportunity to contribute to an organization whose values and initiatives resonate with her philanthropic values.