About Ahmed and the Education Trust
The Trust is named in memory of Ahmed Iqbal Ullah who was a 13 year old Bangladeshi boy who was tragically murdured in a racist incident at the playground of Burnage High School in 1986. Ahmed went to the aid of a younger friend who was being racially abused by a fello White pupil, who then stabbed Ahmed.
Led by Professor Lou Kushnick, OBE, who has worked in the field of Race Relations for over thirty years, the Trust was formed to develop anti-racist education outreach work for schools, community groups and a range of Educational institutions.
It has always sought to produce and provide access to a wide range of resources based upon the history and experiences of Britain ’s Black and ethnic minority and refugee communities. Its collection is ever expanding to include local oral histories, biographies, and other resources. It has also conducted training and in-school curriculum support for teachers and other education workers and students.
The Trust has strong ties with Manchester 's local Communities, schools, local governing bodies, and FE and HE institutions - in particular Manchester City Council and the University of Manchester .