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  • Writer's pictureNatasha at Jacari

Celebrating our new Ambassadors

We are delighted to launch our Jacari Ambassador programme, celebrating individuals who have made a significant contribution to the development of Jacari as a charity.

As we celebrate our 65th anniversary this year, we want to acknowledge some of the key figures who have made Jacari the amazing charity it is today. These former members, volunteers and friends of Jacari have helped us transition from an active student society of the University of Oxford to a thriving charity supporting over 200 children in Bristol and Oxford every year. We also want to recognise those who have given Jacari significant support more recently, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our first ambassadors are Sarah Curtis, one of our founders, who was involved in setting up the “Joint Action Committee Against Racial Intolerance” (JACARI) in 1956; Mona Sakr, our first ever salaried Coordinator; Jamie Dear who, as Chair of the society, supported Jacari to register as a charity; and Chris Winchester, a former Chair and volunteer whose company, Oxford PharmaGenesis, have been donating laptops to loan to our pupils.

We have been heartened by the continued dedication and contributions of our former members and volunteers towards Jacari’s mission to improve the confidence and English language skills of young people in Oxford and Bristol and tackle inequalities. As a small charity, it makes a huge difference to have this kind of enthusiasm and support!

Over the next year, we will be inviting more of our supporters and alumni to become Jacari Ambassadors. Get in touch with to find out more about the Ambassador Programme.

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