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Aadil’s Interview Series: Zuha on Women’s Reproductive Rights

As part of my series, I decided to visit my friend from school time, Zuha. Zuha is a 22 year old British Pakistani studying Medicine …

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Aadil’s Interview Series: Bevaan on Prison Systems

Recently I caught up with another university friend, Bevaan, who grew up in Singapore but now works as a trader after having studied Mathematics with …

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Aadil’s Interview Series: Zubair on Educational Equality

A while ago as part of my series, I met up with another university friend, Zubair. Zubair is a British 22 year old who studied …

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Aadil’s Interview Series: Tanya on Black Lives Matter Movement

Next in my series, I met up with Tanya. Tanya was also a friend of mine from university, where she studied History. She has a …

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Aadil’s Interview Series: Yuki on Consumption

First in my series I met up with Yuki, a friend from back at UCL who studied the same course as me, Maths with Modern …

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Aadil’s new Interview Series

Having the task of recruiting and meeting new pre-signed up members to the AWAKE movement has been an absolute privilege. In general, I find that …

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Magali’s Reaction to the Awakening EP

Maybe it is because I had the opportunity to witness the creative process of the ‚Awakening‘ EP, but I feel like the EP really conveys …

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Coming of Angels – Finishing Touches to the Audio

Having seen behind the scenes footage and having been told stories in live time about the process behind shooting the video, I’ve often felt a …

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Our World Today

With everything that is happening in the world at the moment, I personally began to feel very overwhelmed. By using meditation and self-reflection techniques that …

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Music Releases

During lockdown, when we decided to finally share the music that we had been making over the last year with the world, it brought us …

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Aadil’s Advanced Aol Course Experience

Earlier this year, in the middle of the coronavirus lockdown, I was fortunate enough to have participated in an advanced Art of Living Kriya Yoga …

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Intellectual Activism

As you’ve probably noticed if you frequently visit our website to read the AWAKE blog posts, there’s a new section of our website called Intellectual …

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Kancane Kancane with LEXLEO

At the beginning of 2020, despite having so much motivation to create a better world in a new year, we saw so many terrible humanitarian …

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The Launch of the Awakening EP

Finally, after almost a year since hosting Will Gittens, his brother JR and artist/songwriter Breland and at a time where the whole world is on lockdown …

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Karishma’s Filmmaking Experience

There are some life-changing experiences that don’t come to us as grand and over-glamorised moments of realisation, but rather over time, through modest reflection. My …

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UN SDG Youth Summit Accra, Ghana

Last week we had the privilege of being part of Africa’s first Global SDG youth summit which was held in Accra, Ghana. Aside from AWAKE …

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Rae’s busy time on AWAKE’s 8-Week Programme

Wow! Where do I begin. Well, Working at Awake during the 8-week Summer Programme has been an enlightening experience, to say the least. I’ve met …

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Take some time to do the things we never had…

Although I was lucky enough to turn my passion into my job, I feel like I’ve always had a strained relationship with my career. Like …

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Laurence’s “Set me Free” Experience

Over the last couple of days of October, we’ve been all go here at Awake, shooting the music video for Pragathi’s “Set me free”. It’s …

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Pragathi’s Visit

At the beginning of September, we had the pleasure of hosting American/Indian singer Pragathi Guruprasad at our Johannesburg HQ. Pragathi is a South Indian singer …

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Hennops River Clean-Up

On Thursday 10th October, some members of our team went down to Centurion in order to clean up the Hennops River. We joint forces with …

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Raool’s Visit

Only a week prior to our new 8-week programme intake, our team had the opportunity to host international rapper Raool for a week. Raool, primarily …

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Nanga Vhutshilo

One of the main things that Awake has helped me foster is my passion for education. I’ve always known that I want to educate people, …

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Ms. Ndileka Mandela’s Visit

It was a complete surprise and incredible honour to have Ms. Ndileka Mandela visit our offices today. During her visit, our team was extremely excited …

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Will Gittens Live at WITS

It was an honour to be involved in such an event for our public launch. AWAKE has been in the works for a long time, …

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Carmaux: TYP France Programme

During the last two weeks of June 2019, Valavan and I got the chance to run a two-week social entrepreneurship programme on behalf of our …

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A World Without Lions.

It has always been my dream to travel the world and meet people. But I never really knew why. I grew up in London, went …

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Meet our Sound Engineer!

Here I am in the Awake studios one moment working on voice-overs and the next on awesome new original music. The voice-overs are written and …

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A Springboard Opportunity

Working with Awake is an amazing experience that i will not forget. Learning from very interesting and different people from all over the world, with …

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Together.

Imagine tapping through your Instagram stories, stumbling across a post for a summer programme in South Africa, applying the next day and three weeks later …

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A Better Future.

If there’s one thing that people my age don’t like to think about too much, it’s the future. As a result, it often seems like …

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A City Full of Love, Life and Opportunity

I feel like travelling to a new country is never an easy thing to do. It’s not like a holiday when you’re with family or …

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Music for Social Change

I’ve always found that my life fits into a hilarious dichotomy. I’m a musician who is genuinely interested in the study of politics. In my …

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Will Gittens

Will Gittens has landed in SA. After listening to Weak on a loop the night before, today was the day that I got to meet …

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Coming of Angels

In April we had an awesome opportunity to work with an incredibly talented artist called Rushil. He composed a song for us called ‘Coming of …

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