These are the heroes with the passion to transform their communities


Jawed Sadiqi

- Chairman

Jawed is currently a PhD candidate in E-Government at Brunel University, London. His academic qualifications include MSc Masters of Science in Management from Brunel University, which entailed being a student representative for MSc Management, and BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology from Buckinghamshire New University. He is the chairman of Daanish Foundation UK and founder of Brunel University Taekwondo Warriors as well as co-founder of London Taekwondo Warriors (LTW). He is also a recipient of the Afghanistan National Olympic Committee presidential citation 2010.

Arian Sadiqi

- Vice-Chairman

Arian is a co-founding member of Daanish Foundation UK. He works as a Teaching & Learning Associate at The Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust with Level 3 Award in Special Educational Needs with Distinction. He is a registered member of Association for Nutrition (AfN) and Associate Nutritionist ANutr at London Taekwondo Academy. Arian has a Master of Science degree (MSc) in Sport and Exercise Nutrition from University of Westminster with a prior degree in BSc (Hons) in Sports Science (Exercise & Fitness) from Brunel University. Arian is extremely passionate about sports & wellbeing and teaches Taekwondo at the London Taekwondo Warriors with a 4th Dan black belt in Taekwondo and 1st Kyu belt in Shotokan Karate.

Said A Khelwatty

- Treasurer

Said is a Senior Research Associate at Kingston University London and Royal Surrey County Hospital. He has extensive experience and a proven track record in academia in the field of cancer biology. His academic qualifications include BSc (Hons) and MSc in Biomedical Science and PhD in Cancer Biology and Therapeutics. He holds the fellowship of The Institute of Biomedical Science and is a member of British Association for Cancer Research and an associate member of American Association for Cancer Research. A keen sportsman, he is also a founding member of the London Taekwondo Warriors and serves as Vice-chairman of the London Taekwondo Academy.

Shams Sadiqi

- Director of Communications

Shams Sadiqi holds a full time post at Middlesex University as a student advisor and is currently undertaking his PhD in Fairness and Justice in sports Law. Prior to undertaking his career at Middlesex University, he successfully completed his postgraduate degree in Masters of Law in employment Law and also completed his undergraduate degree in LLB Law. Shams Sadiqi is a keen sportsman and a Senior Master at London Taekwondo Warriors, a co-founding member at Unity Taekwondo club and founder of Middlesex Taekwondo Warriors.

Mohamad Iqbal Osmani

- Director of Media

Iqbal is a co-founding member of Daanish Foundation UK. He is an Interactive Media graduate with years of experience in mobile apps, games, websites, interactive guides and installations, video editing and virtual and augmented reality. He is also the founder and CEO of Adams PC Repair.

Sadia Sarwari

- Volunteer Coordinator

Sadia is currently an undergraduate student at Brunel University studying Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences. She is a 2nd Dan black belt in Taekwondo with 6 years experience at London Taekwondo Warriors and an instructor at Brunel University Taekwondo Warriors. As well as keeping active, she has a passion for helping others and has participated in variety of volunteering activities, such as the ‘Big Build’ project in Nepal where she helped with the construction of an early childhood development centre.

Atefa Khelwatty

- Director of Fundraising

Atefa Khelwatty is a St Georges University of London graduate in Diagnostic Radiography. She is currently employed as a senior radiographer at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London. As a health care professional she is committed to the values of compassion, dignity, collaboration and responsibility. Passionate about helping others and making a difference Atefa initiated the “Calais Solidarity Movement” project which was a huge success. As a result this lead to a much larger “Greece Solidarity Movement” project. Atefa hopes to bring a positive and continuous change into peoples lives through Daanish Foundation UK.

Hashmatullah Sediqi

- Kabul Representative

Hashmatullah is a successful businessman with a position of chief executive officer (CEO) of Jawanan-e Sediqi Trading Corporation since 2008. He is an excellent multi-linguist and speaks Farsi, Pashtu, Urdu and English. He has also participated in various Asia-Europe International business exhibitions held in Moscow city Russia, Almaty city Kazakhstan and Dushanbe city Tajikistan. Hashmatullah has a degree in Bachelor of Law and Political Sciences from Aryana University Kabul, Afghanistan. His academic qualifications also include diploma in English Language from Farshid Hakimyar English Foundation, certification in Training of Trainers (TOT) from JRS English Language Training, certification in Computer Applications from Andisha English Language Centre & Computer Academy and certification in Advanced Level IT training from APTECH Computer Education.


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