Outta Skool has been a part of my life since 2005. I have been involved in developing Outta Skool and all the projects within Outta skool. I have always been passionate about working in the community and making a difference in the lives of the people around me. Outta Skool has given me the opportunity to do all those things I wanted to do and much more. I have been won numerous awards for my work in the community, Pride of Oldham, Fusion Awards, and most recently the Channel S television’s Award. I hope that we have achieved with what we set out do to with the “Lost Village Games” project which was to revive and conserve the games before we lose them for good. We have chosen the best games to serve the young people around the country and I hope these games are useful to you as they all teach life skills.
I live in Chadderton with my wife and two children Anisha and Miraaj. I am a published author of children’s book “Anisha’s Adventures” which is a series with the release of the second book in May 2014.
Zahoor Hussain (Zak)
I joined Outta Skool back in 2005 with a fellow colleague Shahida as we both feel passionately about helping the youth in the local community and local schools with out of school activities and to help with their social development. We came together with Moinul and discussed ways of engaging pupils, of primary and secondary age, to try out different physical activities. The sports activities should be fun, enjoyable with a different edge to it to keep pupils interested and left wanting more. After all these years I can proudly say that being a part of Outta Skool has been and is one of the most rewarding role I have ever taken on.
Prior to Outta Skool, I contributed in participating in Summer School activities. Children of all ages, ethnicity and background took part in sporting activities. The children were introduced to games that are played in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.
Being a young 52 year old I still enjoy my sports, Athletics, Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Football, Cricket, Rugby, Badminton, Table Tennis and Kabaddi.
Hobbies includes DIY and listening to music.
I joined Outta Skool about 3 years ago with a fellow colleague Zahoor as we both feel passionately about helping the young in the local community with out of school activities. Outta Skool has been running from 2005 and looking at the work they do for the local community it was a very easy decision for me to be part of this Organisation. Since I started my Journey with Outta skool I have been part of some Fantastic projects “Oldham Skool’s Can Dance” and “Lost Village Games” to name a few.
I live in the Failsworth area with my partner and her 3 children whose ages are 19, 16 & 11, our eldest child is currently applying to join the RAF and our 16 year old is at Myerscough College in Preston, studying Basketball Studies with The Manchester Giants Basketball Club and our youngest also plays basketball for The Oldham Titans National League and at a local level with Failsworth Thunderstorm. Both my partner and myself are involved in Basketball, we ran an U12’s Basketball team at the local Ball hall which included coaching and training, we also sit on the Committee of the Oldham Titans Basketball Club, as committee members we are introducing Basketball into local schools and Youth Centres in the Failsworth area.
Director / Secretary
I have been involved with Outta Skool from day one back in 2005 when Outta Skool was just an idea. My reason to get involved was to give young people across the borough the cultural experience of sport activities played in different countries by young people. The participation in these activities enabled bringing young people together in understanding the diversity and cultural awareness in working together and having fun. We set up as a social enterprise in 2009 and it’s been a roller coaster ride since. We have been involved in big and meaningful projects and our projects have gone bigger and better every time. We have just secured a project with the NHS called “Inspire 100” which is due for launch in March 2014 but in the meantime I hope you all enjoy the “Lost village Games project”. It certainly brought back a lot of memories for me and I hope it does the same for you.