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Meet the leader – Cynthia Oteng

Cynthia Oteng, founder of Merona Foundation Cynthia Oteng is the founder of Merona Foundation a non-profit organisation that has succeeded in a number of charitable projects. Our vision is to promote education and provide robust support to disadvantaged children, young people and adults.       Read on to find out why Cynthia is a leader……
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We are three!

I hope that you and your loved ones are flourishing. We’ve had a GREAT second year and continue to grow organically and intentionally. Entering our third year we are excited about the increased number of collaborations. These include working with Yewande Okuleye, historian and curator, as she brings a pop-up exhibition, September-November 2018, revealing the…
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Meet the leader – Fiona Beckford

Fiona Beckford, Psychotherapist Fiona Beckford, Psychotherapist in Advanced Clinical Practice, Integrative Clinical Supervisor and Reflective Practitioner.   Read on to find out why Fiona is a leader…   Country of birth: England African countries you have visited: Morocco, Libya, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa Languages spoken: English Your family background: My parents came to…
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Meet the leader – Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson, director and co-founder of Destination Africa Michael Richardson is the Director and co-Founder of Destination Africa, a social enterprise which organises and promotes African cultural workshops for children and families in London.     Read on to find out why Michael is a leader… Country of birth: United Kingdom African countries you have…
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Meet the leader – Sandra Shakespeare

Sandra Shakespeare, the National Archives, Community Project Officer and a Clore Fellow Sandra Shakespeare is The National Archives, Community Project Officer and a Clore Fellow (2014/15). She was previously Arts Development Co-ordinator for East Potential, Stratford; Learning Communities Development Worker for London Borough of Tower Hamlets; Marketing Assistant for Black Women in the Arts; Specialist…
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Meet the leader – Alieu Fofanah

Alieu Fofanah, speaker, facilitator and leadership coach Alieu Fofanah  is a speaker, facilitator and leadership coach, who has a proven track record of helping high-calibre, high-performing entrepreneurs and employees successfully reach their next pivotal step. In 2015 he received the British Award for African Development, in 2014 he was selected as a finalist for the Black…
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Black History Month 2017 – Anne Frank + You

We heard about the Anne Frank + You exhibition from artist Orly Orbach and so we decided to go along with a small group of African Diaspora Kids who wanted to learn more. Anne Frank + You is about Anne Frank’s life and times. It presents contemporary issues, such as racism in football, gang violence…
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Meet the leader – Octavia Goredema MBE

Octavia Goredema MBE , founder and editor of Twenty Ten Talent Octavia Goredema MBE is an award winning social entrepreneur. In 2012, The Queen awarded her the lifetime honor of Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), in recognition of her services to support black women in business. She is a Fellow of…
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Meet the leader – Jacqueline Onalo

Jacqueline Onalo, barrister and solicitor of England and Wales Jacqueline Onalo is a barrister and solicitor of England and Wales. She is a senior human rights lawyer involved in consultations with the Home Office related to changes in legislation, policy and procedure in asylum, immigration and human rights. She is the Women4Africa 2016 “Motivational Speaker…
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