Team

Ife Thompson

Founder/ Youth Project & Volunteer Manager

She has over 5 years of experience working with her community, she is committed to ensuring the Black diaspora in the UK and beyond thrive. She is also an project worker for the Rooted Project and the Grounded project.  Due to her commitment to working within her community; she has regularly seen how the effects of institutionalised racism has devastated her community and she is currently training to be a Criminal Barrister to help challenge and redress these injustices.

Ife is also trained as a Mental Health first aider, a Youth Worker, Writer, Curator and is a former Saturday school teacher. She writes extensively about Global black cultures, communities and practices, and recently led a digital audio-visual exhibition called Black Homes in the UK spaces of Joy &resistance for London Met Archives. She has a wealth of knowledge on useful early prevention mechanisms and knows how to respond to somebody during a mental health crisis. She previously was an Education/Criminal law Paralegal and a Family Law Advocate. She has a wealth of experience in applying the law to facts and being a competent advocate.

Email me: hello@blamcharity.co.uk

Tofunmi Odugbemi

Lead Project Worker

Tofumni is a former youth worker and currently at Law school.

She currently supports our BLAM UK Youth Project Workers in delivering our Black History and Culture Syllabus- The Grounded Project to Primary schools and Secondary schools across London. She also delivers and supports our one-one work School Exclusion advocacy work for young people referred to us from Youth Offending Teams across London.

Email me: Hello@blamcharity.co.uk

Oyin

Youth Advocate

Oyin is our Youth Advocate working on our school exclusions case load.. Oyin’s commitment to supporting young people began in her teen years as she recognised the culminate effects systematic exclusion had on her community. Subsequently, she began rebuilding her environment through volunteering and offering tuition. Since then, she has continued to champion the importance of education by working in roles that empower and equip children, both in their academia and life skills.
Oyin has a heart for justice and was called to the Bar in the summer of 2021. She believes this role will enable her to combine her legal skill set and love for education. She is deciacated to using a transformative justice to support children failed by UK Schools

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Email me: hello@blamcharity.co.uk

Christive Manga

Youth Project Worker

Christive has extensive experience working with young people and believes strongly in the reintegration of excluded young people back into society.

She is currently supporting BLAM UK as a Youth Project Worker delivering our Black History and Culture Syllabus- The Grounded Project to Primary schools and Secondary schools across London on themes of Black history to help Black students Racial Esteem, Cultural identity. She also delivers our Black history and Anti-Racism Teacher-Training sessions.

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Email me: hello@blamcharity.co.uk

Rianna Wilson

Youth Project Worker

Rianna has worked in education for a number of years in various roles and within Youth Charities.

She is dedicated to educating and serving the interests of young people from her community. Aside from work, she is a writer of Afro-Caribbean culture history. She works on the Grounded Project, creating a delivering Black educational content in creative and engaging ways at our partner schools

Tavie- Tiffany Agama

Racial Wellness Coordinator

Tavie is a Psychology graduate who is very passionate about addressing racial trauma within Black, brown and racialised communities. She has a good understanding of the ways that marginalisation within society can affect people’s mental and physical well-being, and is the Coordinator for Blam’s Racial Wellness workshop programme called Zuri Therapy.

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Christina Idowu

Youth Wellbeing Worker

Christina has a range of expertise and comes to Black UK as a Medical Doctor qualified in the USA, with specialist understanding on wellbeing and mental health.

She is currently supporting BLAM UK as a Youth Project Worker delivering our Black History and Culture Syllabus- The Grounded Project to Primary schools and Secondary schools across London on themes of Black history to help Black students Racial Esteem, Cultural identity. She additionally supports our ongoing youth wellness and mental health projects. Leading on our Black British Wellbeing Project that is producing wellbeing journals for Black students using cultural assets.

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Email me: hello@blamcharity.co.uk

Chioma Wuche

BLAM UK Director

Chioma is a sociology graduate with a vast understanding of the intersect of race, class and identity politics. She is leading on our Hub Events management. She ensures that we constantly are finding new talent that can be used for our HUB sessions. She also promotes and works on growing BLAM’s Partnerships. She is also an Outreach Worker for the Rooted Project.


Pami Thompson

Youth Project Worker ( Lambeth and Lewisham

Pam is our one of Youth Project Worker.  She has an energetic drive and is enjoys supporting young people and is excited to be supporting on our in school Black history projects. She is supports on the Grounded and Rooted Project creating/ delivering Black history content for our sessions. 

Tiffany-Rochelle Louis-Byfield

Youth Project Worker

Tiffany-Rochelle has extensive experience working with young people and believes strongly in the reintegration of excluded young people back into society. She holds an undergraduate degree in History and wants Black history to not be optional or absent in today’s curriculum. Tiffany-Rochelle was Called to the Bar in 2018 and acts a role model in her community, inspiring young people to a achieve what may seem out of reach.

She is currently supporting BLAM UK as a Youth Project Worker delivering our Black History and Culture Syllabus- The Grounded Project to Primary schools and Secondary schools across London. She also delivers our Black history and Anti-Racism Teacher-Training sessions.

Email me: Hello@blamcharity.co.uk

Rasheed Rollins

Core Team

Rasheed Rollins has completed the LPC and is committed to social justice projects. He helps to ensure that BLAM’s core projects have the right contingency plans. He also looks for funding to support our core projects.

BLAM’s Advisory Committee

Patrica Lamour MBE

Patricia is an International Education Consultant and Managing Director of Aspire Education Group and a Trustee at Race on the Agenda. She is passionate about the transformation and success of all young people in education and considers gender equality to be crucial for global development.

She is the founder of a women’s movement and supplementary school in Germany, former Head teacher of an international school and General Manager of an international business college in West Africa.

Patricia is a school governor, alumni member of the Institute of Education. She is an external Equalities advisor for Ofqual, the regulatory body for qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland. She has also been a Gender consultant for UNICEF. She has had a 30 year career of championing racial justice. She supports BLAM by giving us advice on how we should shape our curriculum and provides valued insight on how can execute all our educational projects.
 

Susan Ibuanokpe

Susan Ibuanokpe is the daughter of the late photographer and promoter Raphael A. Albert, creator and founder of Black British beauty pageants in the 1970’s-1990’s, such as Miss Black and Beautiful, Miss West Indies in Great Britain, and many more.   Susan is passionate about seeing her fathers’ work inspire and reach people of the Black diaspora, and has a personal mission to see it inspire, uplift and motivate the youth of today’s black british community.   Susan is passionate about seeing Black History enter the British school curriculum, and offers black history month readings and workshops to local primary schools. 

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