Ruwayda Mustafah

Ruwayda Mustafah

Prominent British-Kurdish Activist

Hope Autism Society *

Ruwayda Mustafah is a prominent British-Kurdish activist and the founder of the Kurdish Policy Board, a grassroots movement aiming to increase British-Kurdish political representation in the United Kingdom. She is an advocate for autism awareness in the Kurdistan Region and founder of ‘Hope Autism Awareness’ which aims to raise awareness of ASD, and help equip teachers with skills needed in teaching ASD children.

A strategy for education providers in making learning accessible to those with learning difficulties (TBC)


Children from low-income families are at a disadvantage globally, but children with disabilities suffer the greatest disadvantage throughout the world. My seminar will focus on the need to change the dynamics within the classroom where teachers and parents communicate, monitor, and engage in the learning process of their children. The focus will be more on public schools, as opposed to private schools that accommodate for the needs of students more. It will look at the education system within the United Kingdom and their approach to learning disabilities — some of which are invisible e.g. dyslexia, dyscalculia and need educators to understand how to teach children efficiently. It will also encourage teachers to network with each other across Iraq, and to teachers elsewhere to broaden their understanding of teaching methodologies.