Stories

Read about our graduates below; find out everything from how they first heard about our training, through to what campaigns they're working on now.

Dalia Omer

Dalia found out about Bootcamp through her work at the Refugee and Migrant Centre in Wolverhampton, where she volunteers with refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers.

Samia Dumbuya

Samia is an environmentalist living in East London; she's used the skills she learnt at Bootcamp to create an online presence for her new campaign, Our Air Our Health.

Shaun Mitchell

Shaun is a health activist living in Glasgow; since Bootcamp they've become interested in training and have returned to facilitate on Bootcamp 9 and assist with Selection for Bootcamp 11.

Rachael Gibbons

Rachael is based in Manchester and works for Reclaim, an organisation supporting young people from working class backgrounds to develop their activism skills and become leaders of social change.

James Hiwatari

James is a trans LGBTQ+ rights activist from Brazil, now based in Glasgow. He campaigns with the Equality Network and Scottish Trans Alliance and is fighting for Equal Recognition for trans people.

Christine Hyde

Christine is an activist from West Yorkshire who campaigns to protect the NHS. She started campaigning at the age of 59, after an enlightening chat with her elderly mother.

Angela Fonso

Angela campaigns for cleaner air in London. She got into campaigning because she has two young children and was concerned about what emissions from asphalt in her local area will do to their health.

Jake Woodier

Jake is an activist from Brighton who has been involved in a range of campaigns, from housing and renters rights activism to campaigning for Palestinian solidarity.

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