As her Action Project, Landecker Fellow Nasim Forootan has created The Humanize Project – a platform to empower and train young leaders to become positive influencers and agents of change.
Nasim has been working on this project with the aim to support change-makers to enhance their leadership skills and strengthen their capacity to build communities in a world where dwindling social cohesion is a growing issue. To do so, the Humanize Project provides training in self-awareness, empathy, active listening, and the tools needed to elevate dialogue, create environments based on trust, and build community.
Currently, Nasim and the Humanize Project are on the lookout for 30 youth based in Scotland, aged 22–28, who are keen to become agents of change and develop their leadership skills to help shape democracy, create communities, and enhance dialogues.
Find out how to apply on The Humanize Project’s website.
Nasim is one of thirty 2021-2022 Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.