The David Idowu foundation was founded in loving memory of David Idowu who lost his life yards away from his home to knife crime in 2008. As a result of David’s death his parents founded the foundation to share their personal experiences with children and young adults with experience of multiple disadvantages who are disengaged in an around the criminal justice system.
Mifta Choudhry Head of Development at the foundation had his first contact with the criminal justice system at the age of 13 and by the age of 17 he had been convicted and sentenced to prison. His “journey”, as we could call it, started at the age of 13 and would continue through the criminal justice system to date.
We know from our experience most disadvantages and complex needs are not solved overnight. We support children and young adults with long – term development and for them to question their journey address the development and their needs enabling them to grow have structure and make positive contribution to society.
At David Idowu Foundation we support develop those on the margins of society our learning mentors are highly trained and credible peers with experience of multiple disadvantages enabling them to help those who are disengaged from other services.