Captain Steven Henry
Army BAME Network Co-Chairman, explains the importance of the network within the Army.
The aims of the network is to Inform, Support and Empower. Captain Henry explains how to establish communications to create a network of support within the ACF. Delegates discuss some of the issues that BAME Cadets and Adult Volunteers (CFAV's) face with the ACF.
We get a good insight to what can be done better to help support cadets and CFAV and how we can develop and culture of understanding with active engagement and asking questions.
Lieutenant Colonel Ren Kapur MBE - CEO & Founder X-Forces Enterprise
" I was not meant to be here speaking to you today, but I am, if I can do it, so can you. It's about giving people a handrail " .
From running away at a young age, to becoming an entrepreneur and role model. Lt Colonel Ren Kapur MBE shared her experience of growing up through adversity, telling us a heartbreaking story as teenager through to young adulthood. Determined to turn her life around and help other's, she had defied all odds to become one of the most inspirational entrepreneurs in the UK. As founder and CEO of X-Forces Enterprise, Lt Col Ren shows us some of the success stories of the support that have been given to veterans and young people over the past 5 years. Now it's time to support cadets and role models, with business employment, self-employment with support and providing life skills to get off to a good start and throughout.
Captain Harmeet Nijjar- The ACF and Beyond
A similar theme of growing up with some barriers along the way, Captain Nijjar explains how the Army Cadet Force has helped him to achieve his dream job as an Army Air Corps apache pilot. After completing 3 years as a cadet, he went onto volunteer whilst studying at Sandhurt. An inspirational story and role model to young people.