Our Staff

Meet The Team

Name: Ibrahim Kala

Title: Chief Officer

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  • Background of working in the Public Sector including Bolton, Wigan Council and Greater Manchester Police Authority as well working in the Voluntary Sector.
  • In the Council worked in Housing, Education,Social Services, Chief Executive's and Community Safety Departments.
  • In the voluntary sector worked for Afro/Asian Action project and Bolton Racial Equality Council.
  • Specialism's around equality/diversity/cohesion issues.
  • Range 2 Qualified Youth Worker.
  • Participated in the BCoM Leadership Development Programe in 2008/2009
  • Many years of experience working with local voluntary groups and sports clubs.

 

Name: Saidmohammed Akuji
Title:   Community and Interfaith Officer
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  • Previously worked as mosque liaison officer at BCoM
  • Experience of working with local community and young children for over 20 years
  • Part time Teacher and a committee member at a local Madrasah.
  • First aid qualified.
  • Multi lingual - English, Gujarati, Urdu.
  • Supervision Experience for over 15 years at a local manufacturing firm.
  • Trustee for Ghosia Mosque and a community centre SID.
Name:  Dawood Kadva

Title:    Mosque And Madressa Liaison Officer
  • Currently working as Mosque & Madressa liaison officer at BCoM.
  • Experience of working with local community and young children for the past 4 years.
  • Secretary at Al Jamia Darul Quran Mosque..
  • First aid qualified.
  • Multi lingual - English, Gujarati, Urdu
  • Previously worked for BMW for 12 years..
  • Currently studying a BSc (Hons) degree in IT & Computing with The Open University.

Name:  Fozia Yasmeen

Title:    Female Youth Worker

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  • Five years experience of working with children and young people
  • Teach children various subjects in numerous schools throughout Bolton on a casual basis
  • Specialise in undertaking a range of activities with females only from the BME community
  • BSc (Hons.) Psychology & Counselling Studies from the University of Salford
  • Previously worked as a Trainer/Mentor for young people aged between 18-24 years, teaching them the necessary employability skills to gain suitable employment
  • First aid qualified
  • Multi lingual - English, Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi


Name:   Yunus Mohamed
Title:     Counsellor
  • Professional Counselling( BSc Hons) University of Salford.
  • Health & Social Care ( Cert) Open University.
  • Diploma in Professional Counselling.
  • Counselling skills Cert Level 1 & 2
  • Bereavement Counselling Cert
  • 2 years voluntary counselling at St George's day centre.
  • Over 2000 hours of counselling work with those from the ethnic minority communities, in English, Urdu, Gujrati and Arabic at BCoM.
  • Community Development Worker for the organisation BAND, in Bolton, promoting a better wellbeing for the ethnic minority communities in Bolton.


Name: Riana Abbas
Title:   Counsellor
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  • Trained and qualified as Person Centred Counsellor.
  • Diploma in CBT which is integrated into my practice
  • 3 years experience at Beacon Counselling Service
  • 3 years experience at Fort Alice Ltd (Women’s Aid)
  • Currently also working at BMGS as a school counsellor
  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
  • Certificate in Child and Adolescent Studies
  • 4 years working in the voluntary sector


Name: Khadija Mogradia
Title:   Counsellor
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  • Qualified at Islamiyah Girls School in Islamic Theology and Jurisprudence.
  • Experience teaching children, teenagers and adults at my own establishment and Islamic school for over 4 years
  • Provided the Blackburn town to help nurture children with their Islamic studies and goals
  • BA Hons Degree in Psychotherapy with Education Studies
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, BACP)
  • 2 years experience working as a support worker with The Women’s Centre, an organization that provide a local accessible service to women who may require information on health, well-being, individual support, Counselling, employment support and legal advice
  • 6 years’ experience of working within the East Lancashire NHS within the Early Years Health Team and the Primary Mental Health team.  Expertise working within a diverse team such as Psychologists, CBT therapist, Occupational Therapists and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners
  • Work with a wide range of clientele presenting with depression, stress, anxiety, anger issues, relationship issues bereavement and/or are struggling coping with relationships or life in general.
  • Currently a volunteer at the Simeon Centre (Bolton) helping the wider community of Bolton with mental health issues namely depression, stress and anxiety issues.
 

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