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OUR YOUNG PEOPLE

Since being founded in 2013, we have supported over 2,200 young people with their professional aspirations!

 

The young people who have graduated from our programmes are called ‘Babbasa Trailblazers’ because they use their skills, knowledge, and platforms to make a difference in their communities and inspire others. 

 

Read their stories in their words below!

Leila’s Story

Leila’s Story

While doing the campaign I noticed how it kept my head above water and helped me reflect on my own life so much because I was thinking about other people. It offered me a greater sense of purpose whenever I felt a bit low or was overthinking about myself. I have...

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Ella’s Story

Ella’s Story

 Ella discusses her time as a Youth Ambassador and the impact of City of Change: ​I find that often when communicating with large organisations and businesses, young people are invited to the table to offer "a younger perspective" (often for free), but the...

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Sarah’s Story

Sarah’s Story

  Reflecting on my Experiences as a Youth Ambassador During COVID-19 Written by: Sarah Anisah Nabi  When I initially signed up as a Youth Ambassador with Babbasa, I had no idea what to expect. I knew the project that we’d be working on was to create workplace...

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Rasheed’s Story

Rasheed’s Story

  My name is Rasheed I am 23. I am currently the communications and engagement intern in the Mayor’s Office. My friends would describe me as funny, a typical Scorpio and loving. I enjoy creative writing, songwriting, story writing and I like to play the piano. I...

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Esther’s Story

Esther’s Story

  My name is Esther and I'm 23 years old. I’m currently working. My hobbies are binge watching Netflix series and going to the cinema and my goal is become a successful film producer. The last challenge I had to overcome was pitching an idea to a group of...

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Lashawn’s Story

Lashawn’s Story

  My name is Lashawn Binns, I am 20 years old and at the moment I am looking to gain more experience in the TV/Film industry as well as job that will further my career in this industry. Some of my hobbies include reading, I have always loved a good fantasy book,...

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Trailblazer – Rema: My Story

Trailblazer – Rema: My Story

"Named one of the most influential people in Bristol under the age of 24 by Rife Magazine in 2019, I’m a multi-faceted creative, presenter, award winning journalist and artist. I’m the Facebook Community Reporter for Bristol Live, working closely with communities...

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Hamza’s story

Hamza’s story

  "My name is Hamza. I was born and raised in Bristol.  I am the oldest of 3 siblings from a Pakistani background. I am seen as hard-working, resilient and organised by the people I work with. I take a lot of motivation and inspiration from television shows and...

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Theresa’s story

Theresa’s story

  "I'm Theresa and I’ve grown up in the UK, my parents are from Ghana and I go there occasionally to see family, which I love. I would say I’m fairly confident and very friendly, but I’m sure my friends would most definitely describe me as dramatic because I love...

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Trailblazer – Max: My Story

Trailblazer – Max: My Story

"I’ve lived in Bristol for as long as I can remember. I was born in Hackney, but moved here as a baby. All of my pride is in Bristol. My primary passion is music. I’ve been drumming since year 7. At school they had one small room with a drum kit, an amp and a window....

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Trailblazer – Yesmain: My Story

Trailblazer – Yesmain: My Story

“I'm Yesmain and I would say those close to me would say I’m assertive, passionate, and honest.  Spending time in isolation either listening to music, podcasts or language-orientated audio books is therapeutic and the best way to spend any free time I have.   Growing...

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Trailblazer  – Nehanda: My Story

Trailblazer – Nehanda: My Story

"I was born in Bristol and the I'm the youngest of 3 children, with two brothers. Being the only girl can be annoying at times but I guess I've learnt to deal with it. Most people would describe me as being quite weird and dramatic, but others would say I'm quite...

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Trailblazer – Yasmin: My Story

Trailblazer – Yasmin: My Story

I am Yasmin Mohammed, a 24-year-old currently living in Bristol. I was born and raised here and studied right through to college-level education. I am the youngest of 5 brothers and I am the only girl. It was at a young stage in my life when I knew I wanted to work in...

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