Motivational morning at St John Bosco

A respected author, campaigner and advocate for the rights of those experiencing forced marriage and abuse visited St John Bosco Arts College to share her story and campaign.
Jasvinder Sanghera CBE, delivered an inspirational talk relating to her own experiences, which saw her promised into marriage at the age of eight. She talked about her triumph over adversity and how she established a safe network for women through the charity, Karma Nirvana.
Year 11, 12 and 13 Students gathered on The Hill, St John Bosco’s new assembly area to listen to Jasvinder’s moving talk. Students listened to her inspiring story and real life experiences, as she shared her first-hand knowledge of forced marriages, and her aim to raise the awareness of their prominence in the UK through her charity. Students were able to ask questions during a Q&A session at the end which prompted further discussion.
Headteacher at St John Bosco Arts College, Anne Pontifex says: “It has been wonderful to welcome Jasvinder Sanghera to our school, she is an inspirational woman and a great role model for our girls. Our students were moved by her story and empowered by the work she continues to do for not only woman, but all victims of forced marriage and abuse. We would like to thank Jasvinder for joining us and providing our students with a morning they won’t forget.”

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