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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Maria Sidawi – Operations and Project Support

Staff: Maria Sidawi – Operations and Project Support

I’m Maria, I joined Babbasa in September as Interim Communications Lead where I was responsible for the communications for the City Of Change campaign. I am now Operations and Project Support, where I am responsible for supporting the delivery of Babbasa’s operations...

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Staff: Claire Chessell – Support Team

Staff: Claire Chessell – Support Team

My name is Claire and I am a student Social Worker, currently studying towards a Bsc degree at University of the West (UWE). I am on placement here at Babbasa and will be joining the Support Team. I am really excited to have this opportunity and look forward to...

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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: 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: Sarah Dean – Engagement Coordinator

Staff: Sarah Dean – Engagement Coordinator

I’m Sarah and I’m currently working as Babbasa’s Engagement Coordinator. Before this role I interned for Babbasa as a Monitoring and Evaluation Researcher. In my current role I essentially have my fingers in lots of different pies! I work across the Operations and...

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