About the event
SonaTalks is a global community that brings together leading thinkers and doers in all areas relating to refugees to share ideas in a range of disciplines including; technology, entertainment, humanities, business and development. The theme of our inaugural event is ‘Celebrating Potential in Refugee Communities’, a programme of local, volunteer-led talks that brings people together to share worthwhile conversations.
It is essentially a day of celebration to focus on the achievements and potential of the refugee community; a day at a lovely venue with good food, great speakers, inspirational talks and an after party celebration to end the day. It’s an exclusive event with only 100 guests per session who will be served with tea/coffee, lunch, dinner and drinks throughout the day. This year’s event will be held at Kindred members’ club based in Hammersmith, London, a venue with a heart for community and connection.
Why should you sponsor?
This is a great opportunity for Sponsors to be part of an event which is for a good cause 'Celebrating Potential in Refugee Communities'.
Partner benefits will include:
Complimentary tickets to the event, branding on merchandise, website, videos of the talks, social media shoutouts, speaking and networking opportunities at the event.,
I am Seye, founder of SonaTalks. Being of mixed heritage (Nigerian and Greek) I have spent almost half my life in Nigeria prior to relocating to the UK. I have experienced first-hand, the need to leave a place I called home (both internally within Nigeria as well as externally out of the country) due to religious tensions, civil unrest and a lack of economic opportunities within the country. These experiences have instilled in me a desire to help others who are going through a similar experience as I know the many difficulties which can be faced when trying to re-integrate into a new environment and culture.
Having completed my studies in the UK and having spent over ten years working in banking across Africa, the Middle East and in Europe, I set up Sona Circle (www.sonacircle.com) in 2017 while studying for an MBA at Aston Business School. The idea of creating a networking and recruitment app for refugees began at the Hult Prize competition, a global inter-university challenge focused on building a sustainable social enterprise, where I led a team of four MBA students representing our University to the regional finals in London. I subsequently led a team to victory at the UniHack competition, gained admission to the BSEEN and UNLTD start-up incubators for Sona Circle.
I am passionate about volunteering for causes that resonate with my values and I have spent a month volunteering to deliver and set up 75 computers and train teachers in ICT in a town called Tanga in Tanzania. This was in partnership with Africa Child Trust (ACT), a UK registered charity with a vision to relieve poverty and advance development in Africa through education.
Contact the Organizer
Contact the Organizer