Mita Desai

Senior Partnerships Associate, The Challenge & Former Chair, British Youth Council


Mita is a Social Policy graduate who first signed up to a youth service when she was 16, and has since been constantly inspired by the power young people have to make a difference. She was an ambassador for Britain in the 2009 European Youth Exchange programme, a delegate for the 2010 World AIDS Conference in Vienna, represented Birmingham University in UK debating tournaments, managed a camp for disadvantaged young people in New York, and was first elected on to the BYC board of trustees in 2012. She received an Outstanding Contribution award for her dedication to mentoring with charities such as PASS, The National Citizen Service, DebateMate and Envision, and in May 2013 won an Institutional Employee of the Year award after her role in marketing a Universality careers course led to a record enrollment rate. Mita currently works developing the curriculum for NCS with The Challenge.

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