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Staff: Poku Osei – Babbasa CEO

Staff: Poku Osei – Babbasa CEO

Poku Pipim Osei (BA, PGCert, MSc) is a respected social entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of award-winning youth empowerment organisation, Babbasa. Poku relocated to Bristol from Ghana in 2008. Until that point, his professional experiences had been in the private...

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Staff: Stara Hendricks – Babbasa TV Assistant

Staff: Stara Hendricks – Babbasa TV Assistant

My name is Stara, I host for Babbasa TV and help to coordinate, film and edit Babbasa TV content! If I was to describe myself, I would say I am a creative person who loves to come up with ideas. I would also say I'm passionate about my work and really enjoy discussing...

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Staff: Sangeetha Wynter – Training and Inclusion Manager

Staff: Sangeetha Wynter – Training and Inclusion Manager

I previously worked in education for 6 years as a qualified teacher, and fancied a new direction. The work Babbasa really intrigued and inspired me, and I knew straight away I wanted to be a part of this journey. My role is very people-centred, which I really enjoy as...

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Staff: Kate La Tour – Head of Development

Staff: Kate La Tour – Head of Development

I lead on fundraising and building partnerships with employers and organisations to offer opportunities; and in turn support them to understand the needs of diverse young people entering the world of work. I joined Babbasa in March, just at the beginning of lockdown....

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Staff: Husnaa Ahsan- Placement Lead

Staff: Husnaa Ahsan- Placement Lead

  Hello, I’m Husnaa. My job as Placement Programme Lead is to prepare, place and support our young people into the world of work. I run a number of pre-recruitment workshops with our participants to provide coaching and mentoring, and more importantly, to ensure...

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Staff: Vanessa Lerbs – Outreach Lead

Staff: Vanessa Lerbs – Outreach Lead

  Hi I'm Vanessa, I'm fairly new to the sector and Babbasa but I'm in charge of all things outreach. Within my job you’d often find me running around the city at community events, pop-ups and school engagements. I'm always on the lookout for new opportunities to...

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Staff: Navinder Kaur – Operations Assistant

Staff: Navinder Kaur – Operations Assistant

Hi! I'm Navinder, I'm Babbasa's Operations Assistant. I handle any daily tasks within administration/ HR duties and contribute to the smooth running of the office. If I was to describe myself in three words it would be: ambitious, kind, and creative! The last...

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Staff: Pravanya Pillay – Project Lead

Staff: Pravanya Pillay – Project Lead

I started at Babbasa – during my degree – working as an intern. I enjoyed it so much that after my placement ended I knew I wanted to stay on if I could – and luckily enough there was a role for me! There are so many great things about working at Babbasa, the team are...

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Staff: Millie Morfitt – Challenge Programme Lead

Staff: Millie Morfitt – Challenge Programme Lead

My name is Millie Morfitt and I am the Challenge Programme Lead. Through this role, I support young people to create and host a social action campaign or event for social issues that they are passionate about. In previous years this has included cultural, political,...

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Staff: Mo Ali – Trailblazer and Enterprise Lead

Staff: Mo Ali – Trailblazer and Enterprise Lead

I'm Mo Ali, Babbasa's Trailblazer and Enterprise Lead. I have a varied role that cuts across 4 key areas:Trailblazers’ Coordinator: Being a Trailblazer myself, in this role I help create a dedicated program and support package for Babbasa alumni. Helping them put on...

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Staff: Paul Jacobs – Engagement Lead (interim)

Staff: Paul Jacobs – Engagement Lead (interim)

I'm Paul and I am currently Babbasa's Interim Service Manager. I oversee our Engagement Team and BRIS (Babbasa Recruitment & Inclusion Services) Team and I am part of the Babbasa Senior Leadership Team. I would describe myself as someone who is motivated,...

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Staff: Sarah Dean – Communications Lead

Staff: Sarah Dean – Communications Lead

I’m Sarah, Babbasa's Communications Lead. Before this role I worked as Babbasa's Youth Empowerment Coordinator and I interned for Babbasa as a Monitoring and Evaluation Researcher. In my current role I manage all of Babbasa's Social Media Platforms, make all of the...

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