The Saturday Club Trust is delighted to welcome Krishna Maroo to the Board of Trustees. As Outreach and Youth Participation practitioner at University of West London, over the past six years Krishna has managed a range of National Saturday Club programmes including Art&Design, Writing&Talking and Science&Engineering. The Clubs have focused on recruiting young people from widening participation backgrounds, and have worked in close collaboration with local museums, parents, schools and community groups.
Krishna has been a committed member of the National Saturday Club tutors’ network. She sits on the newly established Tutors Advisory Group, and regularly contributes her extensive knowledge on widening participation and community collaboration at the National Saturday Club’s network wide tutors’ meetings. Krishna has previously represented the tutors’ network at a number of National Saturday Club events including a fundraising event at Bonhams, and a special panel discussion chaired by Will Gompertz for the launch of the 2021 National Saturday Club Summer Show.
In her role as Outreach Manager at the University of West London, Krishna plans and delivers widening access events and programmes on and off campus in collaboration with academics, students, charities and museums, engaging those aged 8-80 years old. She has previously worked for Girlguiding, National Deaf Children’s Society and Children’s Rights Alliance for England. Krishna was previously Vice-Chair (Training) for the Higher Education Liaison Officer (HELOA) London Group, and is a governor at her old secondary school – Northolt High School in west London.
On her appointment to the Board of Trustees, Krishna said “I am delighted to be appointed as a Trustee of the Saturday Club Trust, an organisation whose work has an amazing impact on young people across the country. I am looking forward to supporting the development of the organisation, learning more about young people’s experiences, and enhancing the voice of tutors on the Board. I am particularly interested in supporting the growth of Clubs, with a focus on widening access and collaborating with local cultural institutions.”
Chair of the Board of Trustees, Sir Nigel Carrington commented “As I take over as Chair of the Board, I look forward very much to working with Krishna. She will bring a deep understanding of community outreach and collaboration to the Board as we pursue our ambitious plans to expand our network of Clubs across the country.”