MEMBERSHIP OF CREATING NEW BEGINNINGS
Creating New Beginnings operates with the benefit of a Founder, Board of Directors and members resident in the UK and Ghana amongst others. The combined and co-operative efforts ensure respect for local customs and sentiments and fosters information sharing and the creating of awareness and support whilst encouraging a strong sense of ownership in all aspects of Creating New Beginnings.
(3) Edith Yembra - Edith is the Director of Finance& IT at North London YMCA since 2012. Edith is a qualified accountant and Fellow of ACCA i.e. FCCA and holds a Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards from the ACCA. Edith also holds an MSc in charity accounting and financial management 2000, from the London South Bank University. Edith Yembra is currently the President of the ACCA London Women network Panel – a seminar which she has helped to facilitate for the last ten years. Prior to joining the North London YMCA, Edith was Group Finance Director at the Institute of the Motor Industry, Brickendon in Hertford. Before joining the Institute of the Motor Industry, Edith Yembra was Head of Finance at Energywatch – a Non Departmental Public Body and a watchdog for the Gas & Electricity Consumer Council. Edith Yembra worked in the charity for 15 years as Director of Finance and IT & Company Secretary at Interact Worldwide formerly known as Population Concern.
Ms Florett Hutchinson holds a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Social Work, Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in Higher Education and Accreditation in Training and Development. She worked as a Social Worker for the last 18 years and works as an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) for a local authority for the last 9 years. Prior to this, she worked as an Employment Advisor, Youth Worker and a Community Support Worker.
Alongside her professional life, Ms Hutchinson has been engaged in people-centred functions mainly through volunteering. Examples include supporting people with issues of grief and loss. She as well worked as a volunteer with older people from the African and African-Caribbean communities. She was involved in supporting people with mobility issues, organising and facilitating at events. Currently, she is a volunteer for a local charity that supports families and individuals by providing them with food which would otherwise be wasted.
Florett has enormous interest in supporting and helping people that may find it difficult or challenging to access education, services and facilities due to communication difficulties. These barriers may be physical, mental or psychological as well as congenital. She enjoys being with people of all walks of life, loves to travel and cook various African and Caribbean delicacies in the many forms a food item can take on.
Other Members include;
Rochelle Motha a Freelance Artist and Graphics Designer who lives in London.
Rita Osei Bonsu
Nana Fremah Miles
Some of our current opportunities offer you the chance to:-
Whether you have one hour to spare … or many, there are lots of ways that you can support our Ghana project by volunteering your time right here in the UK. Here are just a few opportunities for you to consider:-
- Asking your friends, neighbours or colleagues for contribution;
- Serving as website manager
- Sharing your marketing, fundraising, writing and computer skills;
- Sorting and packing donated items for shipment
- Assembling boxes and loading containers for shipping
- Current & retired teachers and volunteers travelling out can share classroom experiences
- On the farm – people who love growing plants, gardeners and agriculturists can give advice on sustainable vegetable planting;
- Carpenters,nurses, doctors, engineers
Contact us if you would like to volunteer
Consider joining us to change the lives of disadvantaged children.