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Alumna Last Mafuba is Modern-Day Lady Godiva

Warwick Alumna Last Mafuba, who studied on our LLM in International Development Law and Human Rights from 2015-2016, was recently profiled by the BBC and the Coventry City of Culture Trust as a modern-day Lady Godiva. Last, along with thirteen others selected for their unique stories, are learning to ride horses so they can take part in an event to launch Coventry’s UK City of Culture year.

Last Mafuba is the founder & CEO of Inini Initiative, a charity that offers a culturally sensitive mental health service to people of colour. She has 20+ years of experience of working with marginalised groups. She has worked with asylum seekers, refugees and migrants, people with learning disabilities, those experiencing mental health problems, and women experiencing domestic abuse. She holds a BSc in Psychology and an LLM in International Development Law and Human Rights both from the University of Warwick. She is an Acumen Fellow, and is now researching for a PhD, focusing on mental health and mental health services in Black communities.

Inini Initiative has recently been awarded £300K by the National Lottery to continue supporting those seeking sanctuary in Coventry tackle the challenges they face while trying to integrate into their communities. Find out more about Inini:

Last told us, “As someone who’d gone through the asylum process my self-confidence was very low when I joined Warwick University. However, through interactions with fellow students and professors I gained it all back plus more. In fact, the idea to set up Inini, even though it was motivated by my asylum journey, was reinforced by my LLM modules and dissertation. I am forever grateful to Warwick University for broadening my horizon and opening a whole new world for me.”

It’s amazing to see the many achievements of our alumni and the impact they are making on society both locally and globally. Congratulations Last.

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Tue 25 May 2021, 16:00 | Tags: Alumni