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Project ReMAKE

Project ReMAKE is a 6 to 8-week entrepreneurship training programme for formerly incarcerated people, that seeks to prepare them to re-enter employment.

Project ReMAKE

Inspired by a similar programme at Stanford University, Judge Kameel Khan founded Project ReMAKE.

The programme helps its trainees to develop business and entrepreneurship skills, and create positive change in their lives. Participants work with students from Queen Mary's School of Business and Management and School of Law, as well as business mentors, to formulate a business idea, create a business plan, and put together a pitch to investors.

Those who successfully complete the programme are put forward for internships with Capita Plc.


  • Over 80% of the prison population is interested in starting a business, compared to 40% of the UK population.
  • In 2022, 20 formerly incarcerated people successfully graduated from the programme, with the help of Queen Mary students.
  • Almost half of the 2022 graduates were successful in securing an internship with Capita Plc.
  • Of the 2018 and 2019 cohorts, 40% of graduates started a business.
  • The programme has observed no re-offending to date.

Get involved

Please email for more information about Project ReMAKE and how to get involved.


Photo of Laura Hoffman “I feel grateful to Queen Mary for providing me with the opportunity to be a part of this amazing cause. I have found a new friend in my mentee and I am super excited to see where life takes him and his business. My heart fills with joy when I think about the fact that I was able to make an impact on someone’s life."

Laura Hoffmann, BSc Accounting and Finance student


Photo of Omar Mentesh "Being somebody who has been a prisoner for over seven years, I’ve become used to being let down and led up the garden path. I’ve completed more courses than I’ve had hot dinners, but rarely had access to anything tangible to grasp onto. Project ReMAKE has allowed me to see myself in a different light, open new doors, and let go of the past, in exchange for the future."

Omar Mentesh, scheme participant

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