Wakkas Khan
Wakkas Khan is an award winning community organiser, social entrepreneur and dental surgeon. He is a council member of the General Dental Council and of the general assembly of the University of Manchester and a trustee of the Manchester Youth Foundation.

He has been an advisor to a number of government departments including the Department for Communities and Local Government, a governor of the Christie Hospital and of St Chrysostom’s Primary School. As a student he was the founding project manager of the Radical Middle Way Project and the President of the Federation of Student Islamic Societies.

Entries by Wakkas Khan

The Incredible Power of Mentoring

(0) Comments | Posted 9 December 2013 | (22:18)

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to attend The Prince's Seeing is Believing Mosaic school visit. The Prince's Seeing is Believing programme has been running for over twenty years. It is a great opportunity for senior leaders to see for themselves how business can play an important...

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Engagement Is the Only Answer

(3) Comments | Posted 20 January 2013 | (22:53)

In what the was the first event of its kind ever, the leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband, met with over 500 members of Britain's Muslim communities at the Islamic Cultural Centre, London. It was a historic gathering because it was the first time ever that the leader of...

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The Olympic Spirit Will Bring Communities Together

(0) Comments | Posted 1 July 2012 | (23:13)

On day 37 of the Olympic Torch Relay my younger brother, Muaaz Khan, was invited to carry the Olympic Flame. He was given this honour in lieu of his efforts in consistently going 'beyond the call of duty' to help others. Given his early morning start of 7.30am I was...

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What We Can Learn From the Dalai Lama

(0) Comments | Posted 26 June 2012 | (20:35)

I have always believed it to be greatly worthwhile to listen to the leaders of the great religions of the world. Not only is there benefit in their thoughts regarding interfaith issues, but there is also great value in learning from their life experiences. Having had the opportunity to hear...

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Justice at Last

(0) Comments | Posted 9 January 2012 | (19:22)

After 19 long years two of the murderers of Stephen Lawrence have finally been brought to justice. In their wake Gary Dobson and David Norris left a grieving family and a criminal justice system with deeper questions than they had ever had to answer before.

The nation's thoughts remain, all...

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Leadership Requires Sound Judgements

(0) Comments | Posted 1 January 2012 | (21:51)

'Innocent until proven guilty' is an absolute maxim of British life. As such all accusations against John Terry after he was charged with a racially aggravated public order offence of a racist slur made towards Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand must remain alleged until he has been through the...

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The Rioters Are Responsible For The Choices They Make

(0) Comments | Posted 9 August 2011 | (22:43)

Thousands of people live in Tottenham, Hackney and other parts of London and the vast majority of them, law-abiding citizens, have condemned the riots. Their city has been ransacked whilst the rioters have tried to burn London to the ground. What we have witnessed is a catastrophe of epic proportions...

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