Guest Info

Professor Abdul Rashid Gatrad OBE is a Consultant Paediatrician and Hon Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham was born in Blantyre, Malawi (Africa). His great-grandfather was Osman Adam, a well-known businessman who first came to Malawi and established a large business empire that, to this day, continues to thrive. 

Professor Gatrad is a visionary whose strategic planning and execution of his plans have resulted in the charity becoming more globally recognised and, in the process, benefiting tens of thousands.

About the Show

The United Kingdom is a vibrant blend of cultures, religions, and ethnicities, but what defines someone as British? Is it their skin colour, accent, or, rather, the impact they have on society?

Join Rajan Nazran in this inspiring episode as he sits with the remarkable Rashid Gatrad, a renowned social entrepreneur, philanthropist, and consultant paediatrician. The conversation delves into Gatrad’s impactful journey, showcasing the innovative ideas and unwavering commitment that have made a significant difference in Malawi’s society.

Throughout the conversion, Gatrad shares his experiences, shedding light on the challenges and successes he encountered along the way. He passionately discusses the responsibility of individuals and organisations to contribute to societal welfare and strive for positive change actively.

Gatrad’s diverse work spans education, healthcare, and community development, exemplifying his dedication to making a lasting impact. He reflects on his ancestors’ empire-building and selfless assistance to others, regardless of caste or colour.

Education for children holds immense importance to Gatrad, and he shares his initiatives to enhance access to quality education and improve learning environments.

The episode also explores Gatrad’s efforts in fostering sustainable development and empowering local communities. From supporting entrepreneurship and vocational training to implementing renewable energy solutions, Gatrad’s work addresses a wide range of societal challenges and uplifts communities.

Through his relentless efforts, Rashid Gatrad is a powerful example of social stewardship, reminding us of our potential to create meaningful change in the world. Tune in to be inspired by this extraordinary individual’s transformative journey.

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.
Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

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