Fayrouz Essack (Chair)

‘It’s finding common ground and connecting about the things which are important to us.’

Sam Richardson

‘For me the importance of a chit-chat is that you might be the only person to speak with that person in one day. See that opportunity as an invitation to make someone feel significant.’

Aaliya Manji

‘A chit-chat means feeling like I’m a part of something bigger than just myself.’

India Benjamin

‘It means reclaiming part of the day to positively connect with someone, and hopefully having a bit of a laugh!’

Tim Adelani

‘A chit-chat is always meaningful, whether you’re talking about anything and everything, or nothing at all.’

Ethan Luc

‘A chance to learn from and share a laugh with someone else.’

Neve Gordon-Farleigh

‘A conversation is a place to go where you know someone will listen.’

Ollie Stokes

‘It’s more than just a chance to get a point across; it’s about giving something back, even if it’s only a bit of your time.’

Gunika Phalswal

‘A chit-chat is a heartfelt conversation we can have with one another, where we can share our emotions and experiences without any fear of judgment.’

Jack Larkins

‘Communication is merely an exchange of information, but connection is an exchange of our humanity.’

Kofo Boboye

 ‘chit-chat to me means creating a space for fun, intellectual, challenging and connecting conversations – the gateway to better understanding our society.’