Farai Matekenya Nhakaniso works in the field of equality and diversity. He is Co-founder and Lead Project Co-ordinator for ‘Everything Human Rights’ an organisation that aims to promote the wellbeing and successful integration of migrant communities in Greater Manchester, acting as a bridge between minority communities and the wider community. He sits on the GM Equality Alliance as well as the Independent Advisory group for the GM Police in Wigan. He is a Trustee for Leigh Spinner Mill; an exciting regeneration project of Leigh’s iconic Grade II listed Mill. Farai holds a first in Business Studies at the University of Buckingham and a Masters with Distinction in International Business from the University of Birmingham.
Farai is a Local Exchange Ambassador for the Leigh area for the Royal Exchange Theatre as well as a Cultural Ambassador with the Culture for Our Communities project across Greater Manchester. He and the other Local Exchange Ambassadors devised, programmed and delivered the successful THE DEN programme in Leigh.
Farai joins the Bruntwood Prize as a Judge for the first time following on from supporting and judging the Den in Leigh LocalTale playwrighting competition for two years running.