Ummul Choudhury is co-founder of C4R. She founded social capoeira programmes in Palestine, in Syria and with Syrian refugees. Ummul is first generation, born to immigrant parents from Bangladesh. She has a Masters Degree in Near and Middle Eastern Studies, speaks Arabic, Hindi, Bengali as well as her native English. She is a keen sportswoman, as well as playing capoeira she is a kickboxer, climber, and gym-goer. Ummul has been recognised for her humanitarian and development work, by the Asian Women of Achievement Awards, and Ogunte Women’s awards. She is a guest lecturer on humanitarian and development issues, and speaks on the wider issues surrounding young people, conflict and the vital place of mental health and well being through sport in these contexts.