Karim Sacoor is a former Chairman of the CDG and is a member of the Executive Committee. He is a businessman and is married with two children. His son is severely autistic, with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour.
From the challenges he has faced and experience and knowledge that he has gained, Karim has become an avid social entrepreneur who is passionately dedicated towards assisting people from all communities of every background. Karim devotes a considerable amount of time to providing assistance, guidance and direction to families from across the UK with members who have special needs and/or are disabled.
He proactively mitigates the challenges that they may face as a consequence of direct or indirect discrimination, he emphasises the importance of maintaining dignity to the lives of people with special needs and disability. He endeavours to advance awareness of the prevailing provision of services.
He vehemently believes that it is of the essence that we create an enabling environment to influence policy development.
Karim’s ethical underpinnings are driven by his commitment to value pluralism and tolerance, promoting the benefits of a cosmopolitan society that encourages such culture as well as social justice, education and lifelong learning.