Our Stories

OUR trailblazers

The Babbasa Trailblazers are 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.  Currently I am a student at the University of Bristol, studying Chilldhood Studies MSci. I heard about Babbasa through Michelle and Pravanya. During my time with Babbasa, we managed to get over 100 young people into some...

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Trailblazers – Osei’s Story

Trailblazers – Osei’s Story

  My names Osei Johnson and I’ve just turned 25. I am currently doing a course at Bristol Old Vic called ‘Made in Bristol’. I also work for an artist support community called BLACK* Artists on the Move, among a dozen or so other things. My main hobbies are...

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Trailblazers – Nehanda’s Story

Trailblazers – Nehanda’s Story

  My name is Nehanda Ngozi and I'm 17 years old. I’m currently at college studying Business but 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...

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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. I’m currently studying psychology at the University of Bristol, and I’m head of features for UBTV, the independent student-run YouTube channel. My favourite hobby is yoga for its physical, emotional and...

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Trailblazers – Gloria’s Story

Trailblazers – Gloria’s Story

  My name is Gloria T Gomo and I am 26 years old. I’m currently working as an Accounts Assistant Administrator and enjoy travelling, cooking, interior design. When I think about the things I enjoy about Bristol, I think of activities that unity the city, like...

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