Khizar is a Young Evaluator working on the Our Shared Cultural Heritage project in Manchester.
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. Khizar 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 he helped develop.
Khizar is actively involved in several youth groups, campaigning for better health services for young people, including Manchester Mind and 42nd Street Peer Ambassador Group. Khizar also volunteers at Manchester Cares where he socialises with older people. He is currently part of the Future 20 at HOME where he is helping to develop an exhibition on climate change.
Khizar has an interest in film production and app creation and enjoys visiting museums and galleries as he enjoys learning new things.