Our Stories

OUR trailblazers

The Babbasa Trailblazers is a powerful group of our programme alumni. Their mission is to form a power community of young professionals and role models for young people in Bristol. 

 

Find out more about their objectives and obligations in the Trailblazer Charter. 

Read their stories below! 

 

Trailblazers – Cameron’s Story

Trailblazers – Cameron’s Story

  My name is Cameron Luke Powell. I heard about Babbasa through my mother back when it had first started out and I was not long out of school. I remember attending their Empowered Event, the first Ask About Me event and Change 300 Futures. It helped me greatly...

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Trailblazers – Beth’s Story

Trailblazers – Beth’s Story

  My name’s Bethany, I’m 25 and I’m a diverse social media marketer and digital copywriter. I found out about Babbasa by going to an Ask About Me event in April 2019 and then signed up to be a Youth Ambassador in the Challenge Programme Autumn 2019 cohort. I...

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Trailblazers – Maheen’s Story

Trailblazers – Maheen’s Story

  I am Maheen Shah and I am 19 years old.   I heard about Babbasa through Michelle and Pravanya. During my time with Babbasa, we managed to get over 100 young people into some sort of work experience/ placement. I learnt that it is okay to be different and its...

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Trailblazers – Osei’s Story

Trailblazers – Osei’s Story

  My names Osei Johnson and I’ve just turned 25. My main hobbies are dancing and gaming. When I’m not working, I spend most of my time on my PC that I built. Outside of that I also read and watch a lot of political content. My favorite thing about Bristol is the...

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Trailblazers – Nehanda’s Story

Trailblazers – Nehanda’s Story

  My name is Nehanda Ngozi and I'm 17 years old. Some of my hobbies include cooking, baking and writing. My mum told me about Babbasa because I was struggling to find work and I needed direction on what to to do meet some of my goals. From the first day I joined...

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Trailblazers – Tanaka’s Story

Trailblazers – Tanaka’s Story

My name is Tanaka and I’m 26. Some of my interests include fashion, film, music and football. ​ I first heard of Babbasa through a friend, I was seeking out a mentor at the time as I felt that I was lacking in the necessary mentorship to help me find great...

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Trailblazers – Rasheed’s Story

Trailblazers – Rasheed’s Story

  I heard about Babbasa through my aunt. I filled out an application and spoke to Pravanya extensively after this. She told me that Babbasa is somewhere that is very aligned to things I am looking for, and it is. Since joining I have attended many development...

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Trailblazers – Leila’s Story

Trailblazers – Leila’s Story

  My name is Leila Kikuchi-House and I’m 20 years old.  My favourite hobby is yoga for its physical, emotional and spiritual benefits; particularly because it re-centers my body and grounds my mind in the present moment. I’m also teaching myself Japanese because...

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Trailblazers – Gloria’s Story

Trailblazers – Gloria’s Story

i   My name is Gloria T Gomo and I am 26 years old and I enjoy travelling, cooking, interior design. When I think about the things I enjoy about Bristol, I think of activities that unity the city, like free leisure centres that provide a safe space for young...

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