Barking Riverside resident since 2018
Steering Group Member of Thames Ward Community Project and Member of the TWCP Health & Wellbeing Citizen Action Group
Amina works as a Personal Assistant and has previous experience in Human Resources, Payroll Management and Youth Work. She plans to setup her own Childcare social business to help support parents in the local area to be able to work and pursue their own personal development. She has already started delivering creche facilities to enable parents to attend resident-led ESOL for Parents classes run by fellow TWCP Steering Group member Pierre.
Amina’s first passion is working with children and young people. The challenge for her is getting young people off the streets and the computer by getting them active and engaged. Her other passion is elevating the whole community and leaving no one behind. She loves talking to people, getting to know their stories and hopes for the future, and using that understanding to identify new opportunities for her diverse community to solve its own problems and achieve more by working together. She has always worked or volunteered for companies that make a difference to people’s lives and tried her upmost to do better for all types of people in her daily life, with TWCP being no exception!
Amina’s goal for Thames Ward is for it to be a united and healthy ward, a safe place to live for all residents, and most importantly for there to be local jobs for local people, allowing them to pursue their dreams and utilise their talents, while earning a real Living Wage.