Who are you and what do you do for Near Neighbours?
I am the Near Neighbours Coordinator for the Luton Hub. I support the grant application process from first meetings with applicants to supporting project delivery! I also help deliver Catalyst youth leadership programmes and support our national partners: Nehemiah Foundation, the Feast and Hindu Christian Forum.
What have you done in the past?
I was an International Volunteer for Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) in Sri Lanka and Mozambique for 5 years. I then ran a series of Global and Community Xchange programmes for VSO & British Council to Philippines, Indonesia, Mongolia, Pakistan, and Kenya before deciding to settle in Luton! I am also an Intercultural Trainer, a reflexologist, and Archery coach!
Why did you want to work for Near Neighbours?
Near Neighbours is a programme with an ethos I truly believe in from a professional community development perspective. It gives me an opportunity to understand the community better and facilitate others to fulfil aspirations.
Why do you love the area you work in?
I love the diversity of my community, I love the social action people can engage in. This area of work is about empowering and enabling. It is about bringing the community spirits alive again.
Author: Mr Tim Burton-Jones
Date: 13 July 2015
|A quote for you today. https://t.co/bSEJ2xq2YN — 2 years 6 months ago|
|RT @WahidaShaffi: Filming with @Pareshsolanki for @nearneighbours West Yorkshire UNESCO Big Screen take over on March 8th International Wom… — 2 years 6 months ago|
|RT @RuthBurgessBCNN: This week I am visiting projects and seeing work in action! Today was a good one, cooking class @caldmorecgarden #yumm… — 2 years 6 months ago|
|RT @RuthBurgessBCNN: Yesterday I visited Mata da Mandir #Dudley for yoga class run by #CitizenEngagemnt to bring local women together, fund… — 2 years 6 months ago|
|RT @BavingtonSharon: Zumba at UK Butterfly's, Lifeline & Women's Aid 'Day of Dance', haven't moved like that in a while! @nearneighbours ht… — 2 years 6 months ago|
|Find out how Bhavesh and Barbara became good friends! https://t.co/8mYryuqXWj Photography: Dharmendra Patel, Outros… https://t.co/UCNcIG6bJX — 2 years 6 months ago|
|RT @WahidaShaffi: Good to see Pasha this morning & reminisce about his catalyst experience last year @nearneighbours @ https://t.co/LqkdjR0… — 2 years 6 months ago|
|RT @WahidaShaffi: Last years photograph in the @Bradford_TandA with some of the local projects @nearneighbours funded https://t.co/L1ayA6yd… — 2 years 6 months ago|
|RT @SotezC: Great bunch of participants in the first day of the Catalyst Youth Leadership programme @nearneighbours @CommunitiesUK @Heythro… — 2 years 6 months ago|
|The Common Good Fund is already making a difference within communities! Find out more about The Common Good Fund:… https://t.co/KyHaaSohze — 2 years 6 months ago|