“My name is Nadia Boujjettef, I am lifelong resident, born and bred, I am part of the diverse, richly cultural heritage that makes up the North Kensington we know and love. Having worked for some years in education for RBKC in our schools, I have continued my education with an eye to keeping community skills here in our community. I am currently completing my Bachelor of Arts studies at Kingston University.
I am looking forward to helping build a strong community bond within our education system that identifies, includes and promotes the talents and diversity of our young scholars. Having previously trained at another local school, I am very familiar with the issues that our young people face. I shall be using and teaching conflict resolution strategies to help address the issues of youth violence in our area. To that end, I shall be communicating regularly within the community and bringing in any outside skills and support that we may need to help our youth and wider community.
I am looking forward to continuing building bridges and forging ever stronger community ties within The Curve. My speciality in youth issues and education, along with my skills and knowledge of our community will be at the forefront of my work at this critical and traumatic time for our community.”
“My background is in politics, I worked in parliament for an MP and as a campaigner for Palestinian rights. I am an active member of the North Kensington community: I have worked in local schools, been a parent governor at St Thomas’ primary school, and am the founder and editor of Urban Dandy London. I work with two local charities: Baraka Community Association and Migrants Organise.
I am a former resident of the Lancaster West estate, and was involved in the aftermath of the Grenfell fire, both as a volunteer and a writer. I recognise that the local and national governments need to be held to account so that the needs of survivors and local residents are met.”
“My name is Abderrahman Elguerbouzi, I have been living in the borough all my life, and have grown up knowing most of the community. All my life I worked outside the borough, but still managed to keep my relation with my community. in the last 4 years I took on a role in MCWG Community Centre as a Manager, to turn it around, and make the centre a main community hub, we have succeeded and are one of the top Youth Organisations within London.
I have been actively working with the Curve from day one, and have met many great people and will continue to do so, I also had the pleasure of being with the Interim Board of Governors when we started this, and I decided to apply for Board of Governors, I am here now and hope to continue to work and also make the curve a better place for people to feel safe and happy.”
Reedah N. El-Saie
“I am a qualified barrister and spent several years as a management consultant before launching a number of businesses and social enterprises. I run NYLA Consults providing business development and commercial innovation expertise across culture, heritage, sport, leisure, wellbeing, skills and tech industries, working with local government organisations, charities and SMEs. I have worked with the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest & Havering, RBKC, Barakat Trust, Epic CIC, Hub Dot, ZFW and Ozoza. I have recently commissioned ‘Heritage Capsule’ – a heritage app designed to capture intergenerational oral stories.
In addition to leading and chairing a number of project management boards with multiple stakeholders, I have been an advisory member of 10 Downing Street’s ‘National Women’s Advisory Group’, Common Purpose, Leap Confronting Conflict and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Arts Trust.
In 2017, I established a not for profit social enterprise, Intergenerate CIC, to deliver a range of culturally nuanced activities as part of the ‘Healing Grenfell’ summer programmes working with multiple local partners including Al Manaar Mosque, Golborne Youth Centre, St Lukes Church, Chelsea Youth Centre, Westway Trust, Barakat Trust, Acava Arts amongst many others, as well as delivering a ‘healing pod’ at Maxila Gardens.
I am passionate about raising the aspirations and opportunities for inter-generational communities. I am married with three children and live in the borough.”