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Babbasa Board: Carmen Tilbury – Youth Representative

Babbasa Board: Carmen Tilbury – Youth Representative

I’m a Business Analyst for Coutts and Co. and work in change management to ensure we implement new processes and systems that support our diverse colleagues and clients. I launched the Multicultural Network in 2018 for our organisation in Bristol and as the chair,...

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Staff: Ayanda – Placement Programme Lead

Staff: Ayanda – Placement Programme Lead

I’m the Placement Programme Lead, which means I help young people to find work experience (either paid or unpaid), apprenticeships, shadowing opportunities or recruitment. I also assist with our Bridging the Gap programme, which helps businesses to improve their...

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Staff: Sclenna Carew – Engagement Intern

Staff: Sclenna Carew – Engagement Intern

I am a 2nd-year student social worker on placement at Babbasa. I will be working alongside Matt Winn (Engagement Lead) to help young people explore their talents, grow their self-belief and confidence, and support them in fulfilling their employment and enterprise...

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Staff: Zoe Lynes – Challenge Programme Lead

Staff: Zoe Lynes – Challenge Programme Lead

My role as Challenge Programme Lead is to be responsible for the Challenge Programme and also the delivery of our LifeShops, which are our professional development workshops. For the Challenge Programme, the Youth Ambassadors need to deliver a social action project,...

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Staff: Matt Winn – Engagement Lead

Staff: Matt Winn – Engagement Lead

I’m the Engagement Lead at Babbasa, which means I support young people on a one-to-one and group basis. It’s my responsibility to support those young people who may be facing barriers or challenges in their lives. I assist them with their education, employment and...

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Staff: Lizzie Potter – Projects Coordinator

Staff: Lizzie Potter – Projects Coordinator

As the Projects Coordinator for Babbasa, I organise our mentoring programme, and support Jenny with our internal operations. It’s a really varied role, and changes on a daily basis depending on what needs to be done. I started volunteering at Babbasa because I wanted...

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Staff: Eddie Bingham – Communications and Fundraising Lead

Staff: Eddie Bingham – Communications and Fundraising Lead

As Communications and Fundraising Lead, it’s my job to make sure that all of the social media accounts and website are up-to-date. I’m also in charge of media relations. I really enjoy that I get to speak to the young people at Babbasa and help share their stories. I...

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Staff: Jenny Kerridge – Operations Manager

Staff: Jenny Kerridge – Operations Manager

I’m Jenny, the Operations Manager and a Director at Babbasa. I’ve been here almost from the beginning, and have watched Babbasa grow from strength to strength. My key role relates to assurance. I make sure we’re meeting our targets, managing risks and delivering our...

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Staff: Pravanya Pillay – Outreach and Engagement Lead

Staff: Pravanya Pillay – Outreach and Engagement Lead

I’m the outreach and engagement lead at Babbasa – in my role I go out and about all over Bristol meeting young people and getting them involved with all the excellent programmes at Babbasa. It’s a great role because it means I get to work directly with inspiring and...

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Staff: Martyna – Babbasa Intern

Staff: Martyna – Babbasa Intern

I joined Babbasa as a Social Work placement student in 2018. My job is to assist the Babbasa Engagement Team to provide a supportive environment for young people, in order to help them progress with their personal development and ambitions. What attracted me to...

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Staff: Poku Osei – Babbasa CEO

Staff: Poku Osei – Babbasa CEO

Having started a DVD rental shop, soft commodities company and a property management agency all by the age of 26, Poku Osei decided his next venture would be in social entrepreneurship when he relocated to Bristol ten years ago.With no prior non-for-profit sector...

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