ASSOCIATION OF AFRICANS IN UK (AAUK) Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) consists of a team of competent, committed and experienced Trustees and members. Allow us to introduce them to you on this page.
Mr. Kehinde Samuel Alabi
I was born in June 1969 and hails from Ise-Ekiti in Ekiti State of Nigeria. I am happily married and blessed with two beautiful children (a girl and a boy). I am a Biochemist by profession and a business entrepreneur by nature. I have worked for upmost 20 years working within the quality control sector of multi global pharmaceutical companies like Guinness Nigeria LTD, Seven- Up Nigeria LTD, Nigeria Yeast and Alcohol Manufacturing PLC where I attained managerial positions because of my dedication, drive and self-motivation. Equally, within the United Kingdom, I have worked at GlaxoSmithKline PLC, Ivax Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Micron Technologies.
As a Business entrepreneur, I run my private business as the proprietor of K S A Driving School where I am accountable for the business growth which I have channelled through my accountability, prudency, diligence and business acumen.
I am a well-motivated person with the ability to work under pressure both on own initiative and as part of a team. I possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and have the ability to deal with people at all levels, reliably, sympathetically with a clear logical mind. I am well organised with a good eye for detail and I possess effective time management skills.
I am keen to devote time and provide support for the formation and progressiveness of AAUK.
Mrs Margaret Ogbogu
I am a people person, a business entrepreneur and icon in developing a community-working relationship projects across London and Thurrock (Essex). I worked in a voluntary capacity as a Management Committee member for charitable organisations and voluntary groups for over 25 years across the London Boroughs and in Thurrock (Essex).
As a business person, I was the co-founder of OFC Services in the late 80’s, introducing computing technology and provided finance and book keeping services to small and medium size businesses. In the 90's, I established two successful Cafe/Restaurants in Stepney and Bethnal Green, bringing the Afro Caribbean cuisine to East London. Noted for my lead role as a women entrepreneur in London, I was the only active women representative member of the international monitoring committee group, during the democratic election proceedings of President Abiola in Nigeria (1993).
Always striving for challenges, I took on the Coordinator/Manager post at Alpha Grove Community Centre (1995-2000) in Canary Wharf, and successfully developed projects that eased racial tensions and prepared the locals of established 2-3 generations and the new migrant community, for the transformation of Canary Wharf and the new environment.
I moved from London to Thurrock in 1999 and served as a School Parent Governor for over four years at Kennington’s School. I worked for NCMA in partnership with Thurrock Council as a Manager/Coordinator. I represented NCMA as a management committee member of Thurrock Early Years Development & Childcare Partnership. Thurrock Council employed me from 2005 to 2011.
Currently, I am the Managing Director of Inspirations Out of School Childcare Services Ltd, an Ofsted registered after school and holidays structured educational activity and recreational services for children age 3 - 12 years. I am also one of the co-founder and a Trustee/Treasurer for AAUK Registered Charity In England and Wales, a community organisation that focuses on improving and providing ‘inclusive for all children and young people’ facilities in education, health and recreation, here in the UK and in Africa.
Mr. Jacob R. I Aiyedogbon
Married with three children. I moved from London to South Ockendon in April 2006. I formerly worked as an Accounts Officer with Her Majesty Stationary Office (HMSO), Parliamentary Press for eight years, after this I became the Director of Daily Essential Services Limited, a contractor and retailer business. The retail shop and business is still ongoing to date.
I worked as Registration Officer with NHS Waltham Forest, PCT where I have acquired administrative and public relations experiences. Throughout my working profession and social life, I have gained a wealth of knowledge, which I hope to transfer, as a Trustee Member and Secretary, to the work of the Association of African in UK (AAUK) a community charity aiming to Investing in Children and Young People of the Future. I have volunteered my time to support young people in our community by giving them guidance and providing them with contacts of where to get further information relating to their school education.
Mr Cajetan Okafor
AAUK Founding Member
I graduated in Business Studies with First Class Honour and specialised in Youth Project Development. I worked as Youth Development Manager and Co-ordinator of children and young people projects/activities for 5 years in Eastern Region of Nigeria. Currently, I have over 12 year’s expertise as a Prison Officer, working with people from different and varied background at Her Majesty’s Prison Service and I have gained high reputations from my colleagues and associates as a fair and approachable person who is keen to listen and act in accordance with authorising rules and regulations.
Association of Africans in UK (AAUK) a charity whose main priority is to ‘Invest in Children and Young People of the Future’ has appointed me as the Development Officer. I am responsible for organising and structuring young people projects and operations in line with the AAUK Aims and Objectives.
I am passionate about the work of AAUK. I will devote my expertise, experience and time to ensure we develop projects and activities for our children and young people to meet their needs and fill the gaps not already provided for in our community.
Find out how by contacting us at:
ASSOCIATION OF AFRICANS IN UK (AAUK)
53 MEDLAR DRIVE SOUTH OCKENDON
Or use our online contact form.
2-3 days a week (or equivalent hours)
Voluntary unpaid position.
Minimum 10 weeks
: AAUK Treasurer