Lerato Islam
Curriculum Lead

Lerato is an experienced Applied Theatre and Creative ESOL practitioner, specialising in using drama as a tool for linguistic and psychosocial support with refugee and asylum-seeking communities. She has delivered workshops with NGOs, theatres and organisations working with refugees and asylum seekers across the UK, Greece, Bosnia and Serbia. She also designs and delivers thematic applied theatre workshops across London and globally. She is currently undertaking her PhD at the Centre for Arts and Social Transformation in Auckland, New Zealand.

At Springboard’s Curriculum Lead, Lerato and designs and oversees Springboard’s curriculums. She is passionate and dedicated to her work with newly arrived young people, and to the development of creative, innovative and fun ways to engage with them and provide them with the skills to thrive. She is also passionate about the positive impact the arts can have on young people, and their ability to not only enhance young people’s development, but also their understanding of the world around them. At the heart of her practice, Lerato strives to use Drama and the arts as a tool for sustainable and critical social change.