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About our founder and instructor.

Abdi Samad is a teacher, business owner and political and community campaigner. He is a long standing injustice, inequality, discrimination, anti-semitism, anti-austerity and human rights campaigner. He has campaigned on a wide variety of issues including Grenfell, Windrush, austerity, education, tuition fees, and various other campaigns. He regularly attends rallies and unity demonstrations as he believes that a fairer and more equal society is possible and equality is the only route to that fairer society. He has volunteered for many voluntary organisations and charities including the Birmingham Citizen Advice Bureau were he helped many residents with their cases. Abdi Samad was also the former chairman of Highgate community forum – a resident group which tackled local issues that resident faced and managed to create a group of 100+ residents which saw packed meetings with the council, local police and other officers. 

Like many others Abdi Samad was attracted to social democracy out of a belief that we can build a good society by cooperating and acting in solidarity. He always believed that we are one big family – that we rise together as one community and that everyone should play a part in making our city great. Standing together in tough times and celebrating our successes. He’s proud of working with residents to get local projects off the ground and serving as chair of a Birmingham neighbourhood forum. He is now continuing to fight for better lighting, police patrols and action against fly-tipping, to make our streets safer and cleaner. He is guided by his core values of fairness, equality and social justice. His commitment to standing up for local residents has clearly influenced his life choices. He has come to appreciate the complex needs of Birmingham, but also its fantastic potential. He believes that if we are innovative we can engage with the residents more effectively and progressively. He has extensive knowledge of working with various communities, voluntary organisations and have always fought for the most needy communities throughout Birmingham and the West Midlands


He is now continuing to fight for better lighting, police patrols and action against fly-tipping, to make our streets safer and cleaner as well as educating young people about the dangers of criminal behaviour.  He is guided by his core values of fairness, equality and social justice. His commitment to standing up for local residents has clearly influenced his life choices. He knows the negative affects of youth crime and is very passionate about tackling this issue head on. 


Abdi Samad said about this project: 


“Young people are dying on our streets and unless we do something about it, change will never come. Knife crime is at its highest level in West Midlands for almost a decade and if we don’t act know the 2,850 knife incidents reported last year could increase. This is up by 19% on the previous year and the highest since 2010/2011. We must stay no to crime, any crime,  and these workshops will provide education and awareness in a fun, educational, interactive and innovative way. “

Future Youth & Big Society.

Future Youth and The Big Society is a non-for-profit organisation and a small unincorporated association. It is a hub for growth and development for youths in the Birmingham. Our primary aim is to bring together and foster understanding amongst young people from the diverse communities in and around the Highgate area of Birmingham.
We also want to improve the quality of life for the youths in Birmingham by offering highly interactive workshops on a wide range of important issues whilst also creating opportunities for improvements to their educational, social and economic wellbeing, and supporting them to achieve their aspirations. We offer ‘No to crime’ workshops with a wide range of topics with a focus on knife and gun crime to young people aged 14 – 24 across Birmingham.

We also run a football club ‘Highgate Stars Football Club’. Highgate Stars Football club was set up in February 2020, due to covid19 we had to stop but are now starting to play football again as lockdown eases. Our goal is to bring together and foster understanding amongst young people from the diverse communities in and around the Highgate area of Birmingham. Secondly, we want to give young people something to do and work towards during their weekends and when they are off from school. Our football club is inclusive and for children under 16 from Highgate and surrounding areas.

Our league is open entry and contains players from all ethnicities and backgrounds as is evident every Sunday as all teams line up across the city. The league has been set up to provide young people an opportunity to compete in unbiased competitive football, with the hope that this keeps them away from anti-social and juvenile behaviour. Also, with the recent spate of home-grown terrorism.

We cover the following topics and organisations can choose from the following:

  • Dangers of drugs
  • Gangs & gang culture
  • Knife and gun crime
  • Sex & relationships
  • Forced marriage
  • female genital mutilation
  • Domestic violence
  • Racial discrimination
  • Bullying & conflict resolution
  • Dangers of extremism
  • Staying out of trouble
  • Importance of education
  • Importance of family
  • Respecting & caring for your parents
  • Dangers of social media & the internet
  • Speeding & Road safety

The aims of Future Youth & Big Society will be:

1. To bring together and foster understanding amongst young people from the diverse communities in and around the Highgate area of Birmingham.

2. To promote recreational activities, mutual support and joint aid among our members.

3. To offer opportunities in a variety of sporting activities to our local community; the first of which will be a football club; Highgate Stars FC.

4. To offer creative and inspirational workshops to young people about the dangers of knife crime and other relevant youth topics.

book a workshop now

Booking a workshop is simple and easy. Just go to our booking section and follow the instructions. The positive impact this workshop will have on your learners will be great and could save lives. Book now!

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