Ibi started with WAPPY when her daughter joined the project in October 2011, and since then she has been providing WAPPY with catering support including behind the scenes food preparation and cooking for WAPPY's workshops, and social local and national events.

With a background as a Housing Officer in North London, Ibi became a nanny in 1995, and more recently in 2006, she volunteered with the Acton -bases youth group, 'Descendants', during which time, she gained training in volunteering by Ealing Council. Through Kyria Ltd she has also acquired a certificate in Impacting in Your Community.

Rahwa Ghergish joined WAPPY in January 2010, having previously worked in Sales (2001-2007) and Health & Beauty (2002-2003). Fluent in Italian, English and Tigrinya Ethiopian and Eritrean dialect, Rahwa has NVQ qualifications in Childcare, Computing and Food Safety. She has contributed to WAPPY significantly in helping to support our creative workshops, organisation in WAPPY activities, supporting members with their drama in preparation for final public showcases, escorting our youngsters on trips, helping out with the ‘Tuck’ Shop and catering at public events, working as part of a team to work collaboratively with other organisations and partners, taking part in safeguarding training and staff development. She is particularly sensitive to the needs of children and young people and outside of WAPPY since 2012, she has worked as a qualified nursery/ Acting Manager at Treetops Day Nursery and currently works in another nursery team leading and offering care.

INGRID FRANCIS

Ingrid Francis

Tony Rowe Sept 2014

Tony Rowe

Manjinder Chijarh

Manjinder Chijarh

Esther Sabetpour,May 2015

Esther Sabetpour

I started volunteering with WAPPY I believe in 2010 /11, whilst I was part-time studying at London South Bank University (undertaking a degree in Housing Studies) and being a part -time care assistant to my adult niece who has spina bifida. As I currently was not working full time I was able to give some of my time to volunteer, which also meant organising groups of young martial arts participants to demonstrate Taekwondo with me at two respective community Games Day events organised by WAPPY at the London Network Church 2013 and Walpole Park 2015.

In September 2014, Manjinder Chijarh joined WAPPY as a volunteer Drama Workshop Assistant, helping Grace and John set up workshops, events and activities.

An undergraduate in English Literature with Creative Writing (B.A.), he creates insightful prose and thoughtful poetry that has inspired students and artists alike.

He writes for the Neighbours’ Paper, a free quarterly magazine written by volunteers for the Ealing borough. In his spare time, Manjinder enjoys graphic novels and self-help books, regularly tinkers with software and helps out at charity events. We are very thankful to have him on our team.