A letter from Barjis Chohan
Welcome to TBI!
My aim with this initiative is to make that little difference in inspiring, supporting and nurturing talent. To create an inclusive and diverse environment where we at TBI, the schools, universities, industry and the government work together to build a strong diverse creative industry.
Creating that seed of curiosity is the core objective of TBI – so that every child feels that they can dream big and not be boxed in a profession due to their class or lack of aspirational role models. Whether this is a white young boy coming from a working class background or an Asian girl who is a talented fine artist but is not allowed to follow her dreams of becoming an artist due to financial restrictions at home.
I am particularly interested in working with schools and linking them with universities to enable us to tackle the lack of creativity and arts in the school curriculum. By offering competitions and design workshops at schools we at The Barjis Initiative would like to inspire the youth of tomorrow.
Through our enterprise projects we work with women, new start ups to mentor them in their early stage of business.
Finally we would like to reach out to a wider global market by working with schools, charities and organisations in key developing countries. Supporting gifted and talented kids coming from disadvantaged backgrounds to complete their tertiary education in the UK.
CEO, Founder and Designer, BARJIS
CEO, Founder, The Barjis Initiative.