Espoir, Shalom and Nathalie, work with Bridget to advocate with women, they and been on various trainings including ASAP courses, PAP DPG Law Training, Safeguarding Adults Level 2, Gender and Trauma Informed Approaches to Housing and Homelessness, Tactic Legal training and are using their skills and initiative to support others, while gaining more experience and knowledge. Hilary, retired GP supports women with health problems, seeing them for a discussion about what's needed, and communicating with their GP's.
Loraine and Rani are both isolating due to covid, and plan return to casework once lockdown is lifted.
Orit, Hannan, Aida & Muna are interpreters who support advocates.
Talhatou studied accounts in Senegal and has a degree qualification, she is currently studying further so she can be a registered accountant in the UK. Shalom works with Talhatou on accounts, she has extensive experience working with an NGo in Ethiopia. They are both supported by our accountants Boffix.
They are both completing an accounts course giving them both extensive knowledge on Quickbooks, as well as HMRC courses.
Shalom is involved because it makes her happy to see people get the help they need in time, and feels positive with herself that shes the person filling the gap.
Sarah is also a Baobab Director: BA in International Relations, MA in Migration and Social Policy. Former Therapeutic Service, Housing and Women's Refugee and Migrant Project Worker. trustee of various destitution organisations.
Beth Ash: Night Shelter Coordinator, Coventry Migrant Women's House Trustee, CARAG member, Coventry Peace House Coop Member.
Beth is involved because she is excited by grass roots community projects, wants to learn more about casework & nurture social change. She brings logic, calm, focus, peace and reflection to the team, along with an enthusiasm for checklists and spreadsheets.
Amrita Dhinsa: CAAT Activist, qualified barrister & solicitor
Amrita is involved because she believes in Baobab's work and vision. As a director she can input into strategy and draw on my experience in regulation, law and policy
Steering group members: Agnes Tanoh, Espoir Njei, Shalom Dula, Musurat Dar, Gimbi Cham and Loraine Mponela, are experts with lived experience and supprot campaigns and events we have to promote our work.
Additional supporters and volunteers include: Malka Al- Haddad - Poetry writer and fundraiser. Jenipher Mumba & Josiane Youmssi - Administration and Office Support. Jenny Congrave - independent consultant working with feedback collection, strategic and fundraising plans.