Camila Batmanghelidjh (1963-), Psychotherapist; founder of Kids Company
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Batmanghelidjh is an Iranian-born psychotherapist and founder of the charity Kids Company which provides practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children and young people. The charity reaches 12,000 children a year and has raised £40 million since its beginnings in a disused railway arch in Camberwell, south London in 1996. Also founder of The Place 2 Be, a charity that offers school-based counselling services, Batmanghelidjh considers herself very privileged to be working with children whom she describes as extraordinarily courageous and dignified.
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