CCF Personal Development Heroes

Omer Mahgoub, Volunteer Repairer with Repair Cafe Glasgow

Omer is a committed and talented volunteer repairer who has been sharing his amazing repair skills with the Glasgow community (and beyond) since June 2018, just after he arrived in Glasgow as an asylum seeker. Omer spoke no English. His volunteering has helped him to develop his language skills.

Omer shares his repair experience with the public and other fixers through Repair Cafe Glasgow, but also supports the refugee community to help save broken items.

"Omer has helped Repair Café Glasgow achieve goals of saving 2,200kg of waste as well as supporting community members to learn new repair and DIY skills" - Lauren Crilly, Repair Café Glasgow.

Find out more about Repair Café Glasgow here.

Hannah Reid, Give Box Volunteer with Gate Church Carbon Saving Project, Dundee

Hannah helps with pick-up’s, drop off's and sorting of reusable items which are donated through the Give Box scheme. She has massively developed her confidence and improved her mental health though her dedicated volunteering.

"Hannah has given over 150 hours of her time to the project in just 12 months!" - Felicity Wright, Gate Church Carbon Saving Project.

Find out more about the Gate Church Carbon Saving project here.

Sonya Peres, Volunteer with Low Carbon Communities project run by NKS, Edinburgh

Sonya has balanced volunteering with NKS and her studies since April 2018. She has been actively participating in a variety of events involving gardening, recycling and upcycling. 

One of her main areas of interest is motivating people to grow their own vegetables and helping them in understanding the need to mitigate issues related to climate change.

Sonya recognises the importance of including South Asian voices into discussions on climate change and has learnt more Hindi to help her to communicate better. Sonya has now found employment with EUAC which works to improve sustainability in Universities.

Find out more about NKS here.


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