SERVE with Taban Shoresh – Founder of The Lotus Flower
How can we SERVE each other? In this episode I’m joined by Taban Shoresh. Self-described as “the accidental activist”, Taban shares her incredible journey from child genocide survivor to Founder of non-profit The Lotus Flower. We explore listening the calling to SERVE, going back to our roots and how we can all effect change.
Former child genocide survivor, Taban is the founder of The Lotus Flower, a non-profit for women and girls supporting survivors of conflict in Kurdistan, and Northern Iraq. Taban first established The Lotus Flower in London in 2016, after witnessing ISIS committing genocide in her homeland, some three decades after she endured similar atrocity and devastation during Saddam Hussein’s reign. With a tight-knit community of colleagues and advocates, Taban enables women and girls to flourish safely and on their own terms. A hardworking network of staff deliver a host of programmes on the ground in Kurdistan which drive social and economic change through projects empower women and young girls to learn skills that they can use to earn a living. The Lotus Flower has helped 16,000 women and girls to date.