Manager for Teach English
I have been working at St Mary’s Community Centre since 1995, first as part time and then became full time in 2004. Prior to this work I was working as an Advice Worker with FACE Advice Centre in Rotherham. I met people who struggled with their personal and financial situations and we helped them improve their situations.
My passion in working with people has mostly come from my life experiences. I have seen the benefits of this work when someone is keen to improve the quality of their life and facilities are made available to them.
I am of Pakistani origin and born in Uganda. I speak 4 languages fluently, Urdu, Punjabi, Swedish and English. I had my first migration in 1973, when we had to leave Uganda, became stateless and went to Austria. I stayed in a refugee camp. In 1985 we got accepted by Sweden and my education started there. I went to comprehensive school and then university where I studied social studies. I then migrated to England in 1987, was a housewife until 2001, I started to get qualifications in admin and counselling level 2. My personal experiences shaped my career in wanting to work with people.
I enjoy working with so many different cultures, where respect is paramount to different beliefs and traditions, which I love in my work.