Sofia Buncy was born, raised, and educated in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. She completed her Honours Degree in Behavioural Sciences at the University of Huddersfield and further went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma at the same institute in Professional Studies: Youth and Community. Sofia continues to have a close affiliation with the region and has married and settled within West Yorkshire.
Professionally, Sofia has amassed over 15 years’ experience in the voluntary/community sector both within the local authority, grassroots communities as well as at an International NGO level.
Sofia is the pioneering co-founder and National Coordinator of the multi-award-winning Muslim Women in Prison resettlement programme evidenced by 3 ground-breaking pieces of research which she has co-authored. The programme is the first of its kind in the UK and is based at the Khidmat Centres in Bradford. She combines her current professional role with her activism and passion for interfaith, youth and community development, charitable work, and social and civil cohesion.
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