AMPLIFY SERIES #1: Zara and Rayan Rahman – Rexdale Giveback

By Chey Cheney

Chey and Pav, two experienced middle school teachers from the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada, take listeners through the in’s and out’s of the field of Teaching, Learning and Leadership. Through their anecdotal, yet often comedic banter, laced with caring insightfulness, they take their audience into a conversation that is surely eye-opening and entertaining, while tackling some of the real, and ever-changing issues that exist in Education.

In this inaugural episode from the AMPLIFY series of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk to two former students, siblings Zara and Rayan Rahman, as they discuss their non-profit initiative to provide essential PPE to front line and highly vulnerable individuals in their immediate community. 
Highlighting activism and entrepreneurship, these two bright stars deserve to have their actions and their voices AMPLIFIED. 
Here’s more about them: 
Rayan Rahman is a leader passionate about educating youth about mental wellness. He is a student at the University of Toronto studying Health & Disease and physiology. Rayan is involved with organizations that align with his passions like Kids Help Phone and is a co-founder of Rexdale Giveback.
Zara Rahman is an award-winning spoken word artist, international nonprofit organization founder and activist. As a current grade 11 student, Zara is passionate about human rights, and youth empowerment. In the future, she plans to pursue a career in law and politics.
Keep in contact with Rexdale Giveback through their Instagram page, @rexdalegiveback for more information about the group, and their initiatives.