Ayesha is a Young Evaluator working on the Our Shared Cultural Heritage project in Glasgow.
The Our Shared Cultural Heritage project focuses on exploring the shared cultures and histories of the UK and South Asia (mainly the areas that India, Pakistan and Bangladesh cover). The project works with young people aged 11-25 to experiment and create new ways for museums and youth organisations to work together and become better places for young people to explore identity, connect with others and to create new opportunities for young people.
Our Shared Cultural Heritage is a project led by British Council, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund as one of the Kick The Dust programmes, delivered with partners Glasgow Life, Manchester Museum and UK Youth, with The Audience Agency as the evaluation partner. Ayesha is working alongside with The Audience Agency to monitor and evaluate activities, based on the OSCH Activity Plan, the OSCH Evaluation Framework and the Evaluation Toolkit, all of which she helped develop.
Ayesha has experience working in the arts and cultural sector. She has led weekly group singing sessions with young children to help them to learn more about their culture and faith in a fun and engaging way. Ayesha helped establish, and volunteered at, a creative writing club for young people, encouraging self-expression and inspiration through the works of other writers.
Ayesha is currently studying Business Management, English and Fashion Brand Retail and is in the process of applying to study International Business at university. She enjoys playing netball, has a UKCC qualification in coaching netball and is in the process of setting up a netball club at a local primary school. She enjoys visiting museums, some of her favourites being The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo, the Picasso Museum in Málaga and Topkapi Palace in Istanbul.