At 14 Arifa was inspired to become an activist after reading Daughters of Shame by Jasvinder Sanghera. Her vast youth leadership experience includes advising and representing Plan UK, internal governance and speaking at national education conferences such as The Festival of Education. She is on the UK Youth For Change secretariat, a DFID funded global movement working to promote effective and meaningful youth participation.
In 2015 Arifa was selected to be an Official UK Youth Delegate to the United Nations.
She attended the 70th UN General Assembly and spoke at High Level Events alongside Secretary of State Justine Greening.
In 2017 she became a Global Teen Leader at the 9th Just Peace Summit, held by the We Are Family Foundation.
Arifa develops the educational materials at E2E, is the head of training, and manages the day to day operations.