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  • We’re Hiring! Engagement Lead – West of England Works – Deadline: Friday 2nd June

    Your opportunity to join our team – we’re hiring!   Job Title: Engagement Lead – West of England Works Hours: 14 or 21 Hours Salary: Starting at £10 per hour Location: Bristol Application Deadline: Friday  2nd June Babbasa is a Bristol based social enterprise, which supports participants (predominantly 16 to 25 years old) with their professional … Continue reading "We’re Hiring! Engagement Lead – West of England Works – Deadline: Friday 2nd June"
  • Thanks for making Ask About 2017 the best yet!

    A massive thank you to everyone who came to Ask About Me #AAM2017 Thank you for everyone who came to Ask About Me on 27th April. Without you, the event wouldn’t be possible. We hope that you enjoyed the event as much as we did. It was fantastic to see so many young people and … Continue reading "Thanks for making Ask About 2017 the best yet!"
  • Babbasa’s six golden rules for successful networking

    Babbasa’s six golden rules for successful networking 80% of people land jobs through networking – here’s how to get started Networking is a useful skill for getting work, growing your business and forming partnerships, but many of us dread the idea of walking into a room full of strangers and making introductions. Knowing what to say … Continue reading "Babbasa’s six golden rules for successful networking"
  • Babbasa announced as partner of West of England Mentoring

    Babbasa announced as partner of West of England Mentoring! What is it? West of England Mentoring (WEM) is a partnership of mentoring organisations set up to deliver business mentoring in schools across the West of England (Bristol, B&NES, South Glos and N Somerset). Who are the partners? They are Mentoring Plus (lead partner), Ablaze (delivery … Continue reading "Babbasa announced as partner of West of England Mentoring"
  • ‘Ask About Me’ networking returns! Book your place now!

    ‘Ask About Me’ networking returns! Book your place now! After the success of previous years, Babbasa’s inspirational networking event returns! The evening brings together ambitious young adults (16-25) from Bristol’s inner city communities with local professionals. This April, come and join a growing community who want to learn from one another, share experiences, challenges and insights … Continue reading "‘Ask About Me’ networking returns! Book your place now!"
  • Change 300 Futures campaign off to a fantastic start

    Our Change 300 Futures campaign was successfully launched at our gala dinner on 3 Nov 2016. Through the support and generosity of those who attended (and those could not but made pledges), we were able to raise £1,525 through our donated auction items, £4,212 through our balloon and pledge raffle prizes, and £2,700 through corporate pledges from Engine Shed, Icon … Continue reading "Change 300 Futures campaign off to a fantastic start"
  • Smash! …a poem by Poet Laureate, Miles Chambers!

    Smash!  ..by Miles Chambers   That’s what the two twins did with glass they stabbed in my face
 I was fighting them both. They were, aggressive and cold My Bro came out and “battered” the two of them
, see… I was a little boy; I was just 6 years old I had to fight… I … Continue reading "Smash! …a poem by Poet Laureate, Miles Chambers!"
  • How Babbasa supported Mo

    How Babbasa supported Mo: Enterprise Start up support “I grew up in Somalia and moved to the UK when I was 13 to seek refuge from civil war. I always wanted to be a businessman; even at the age of 13 I was selling sweets in school making £100 a week. At the age of … Continue reading "How Babbasa supported Mo"
  • How Babbasa supported Dani

    How Babbasa supported Dani: support into employment “My schooling was very different to the average young person; because of my physical disabilities I was kept back. They had lots of different abilities in the classroom and when your in year 9, 10, 11 they focused more on the higher sets and us little people were … Continue reading "How Babbasa supported Dani"
  • How Babbasa supported Osob

    How Babbasa supported Osob: access to work experience and internships “I don’t like to say it’s a challenge, and I tend to see it as more of a blessing but I come from a big family of 12 siblings and with a condition that has required multiple surgery. Babbasa arranged work experience with the editor … Continue reading "How Babbasa supported Osob"
  • How Babbasa supported Arafa

    How Babbasa supported Arafa: accredited Enterprise qualification “I joined the Babbasa Level 2 enterprise course as a secondary school leaver, with a clear mind-set that I wanted to pursue my own business either in fashion or with food, but lacked the skills. Babbasa was there to support me as a learner. During the course we … Continue reading "How Babbasa supported Arafa"
  • How Babbasa supported Aabbi

    How Babbasa supported Aabbi: professional mentoring “I went to a school where there I felt a lack of encouragement for ethnic minorities to study academically and creatively challenging subjects. Despite feeling discouraged, with the support of Babbasa I got a professional mentor who supported me to complete my A-levels and create a portfolio of work … Continue reading "How Babbasa supported Aabbi"
  • Your Invitation: Change 300 Futures Gala Dinner, 3rd Nov

    Join us for our Fundraising Gala Dinner on Thursday 3rd November – tickets are now on sale here: https://300futuresgala.eventbrite.co.uk Date:                         Thursday 3rd Nov 2016 Time:                         6 – 10 pm (Complimentary drinks reception at 6pm) Venue:                      City Hall, Bristol Tickets:                     £50 Invest in Bristol’s young people  We’re launching our most ambitious campaign to run our unique development programme for 300 young people from disadvantaged … Continue reading "Your Invitation: Change 300 Futures Gala Dinner, 3rd Nov"
  • Summer of Opportunities (25+)

    Summer of Opportunities (25+)  Are you aged 25 and above? Do you want to engage with your local community in a meaningful way? We have some amazing opportunities this summer from CPD training, mentoring, volunteering and a chance to nominate/attend our exciting annual awards event. ATTEND OR NOMINATE A YOUNG PERSON EMPOWERED is a youth … Continue reading "Summer of Opportunities (25+)"
  • Summer of Opportunities (16-25)

    Summer of Opportunities (16-25) Are you aged 16-25? Do you have a friend or a relative who is? We have so many amazing opportunities ranging from mentoring, alternative education, enterprise funding for your ideas and empowering events to attend. NOMINATE YOURSELF OR A FRIEND! There’s still time to nominate yourself or a friend for one … Continue reading "Summer of Opportunities (16-25)"
  • Chuka Umunna and Marvin Rees meet the Babbasa team!

    Chuka Umunna and Marvin Rees meet the Babbasa team! A few weeks ago Labour MP for Streatham, Chuka Ummuna, and the now Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, visited the Babbasa offices. Both the politicians stopped by on Tuesday to speak with members of the Babbasa team and our Youth Ambassadors, to exchange ideas about politics and the … Continue reading "Chuka Umunna and Marvin Rees meet the Babbasa team!"
  • Mohamed Ali’s Babbasa Story

    Mohamed Ali’s Babbasa Story Previous Youth Ambassador Mohamed’s experiences at Babbasa have enabled him to develop his entrepreneurial flair and passion for business and education. “I grew up in Somalia and moved to the UK when I was 13 to seek refuge from civil war. I soon realised that education was the key to success and I would read … Continue reading "Mohamed Ali’s Babbasa Story"
  • EMPOWERED 2016: Hear from previous EMPOWERED award winner Idriss

    EMPOWERED 2016: Hear from previous EMPOWERED award winner Idriss “Since hearing about Babbasa for the first time it’s something I’ve supported and wanted to be involved in and contribute to especially after personally benefitting from their services. The great thing about EMPOWERED is the opportunity to socialise with people outside of your educational sphere and … Continue reading "EMPOWERED 2016: Hear from previous EMPOWERED award winner Idriss"
  • The Story So Far

    The Story So Far On Wednesday 27th April we celebrated the end of our second successful mentoring scheme with a stakeholders reception at the M Shed. Thanks to all who attended; it was both encouraging and exciting to see that so many people were interested in Babbasa’s work. It was great to see a range … Continue reading "The Story So Far"
  • Meet one of our Youth Ambassadors Arafa Moaw!

    Meet one of our Youth Ambassadors Arafa Moaw!  Read on to find out about the experiences of one of Youth Ambassadors, 16 year old Arafa Moaw, who completed our Youth Ambassador Course last December.     “Hi! My name is Arafa and I was a part of the delivery of Ask About Me 2015; through … Continue reading "Meet one of our Youth Ambassadors Arafa Moaw!"
  • A Week in the Life of… a Babbasa Youth Engagement Volunteer

    Welcome to our new blog series, ‘A Week in the Life of…’, where we meet with the faces that make up the Babbasa team and find out what’s going on behind the scenes. We start by finding out what one of our newest volunteers, Shiniece, gets up to throughout the week at Babbasa offices, what her … Continue reading "A Week in the Life of… a Babbasa Youth Engagement Volunteer"
  • EMPOWERED 2016 Empowering our future leaders…

    Babbasa is seeking partners to support the delivery of our inspirational annual event, EMPOWERED 2016, which showcases, recognises and rewards talented inner city Bristol young people who have performed above and beyond expectations in Enterprise, Education, Community, Arts, Sports, Choices, Leadership and Science & IT. The event also provides a platform for local businesses, public … Continue reading "EMPOWERED 2016 Empowering our future leaders…"
  • #Throwback to Student Volunteering Week

    We’re having a throwback to Student Volunteering Week 2016! Meet Joe, third year Economics student from UWE and a Babbasa volunteer:   “In the past I’ve volunteered at other organisations but I wanted to get more experience behind the scenes of a social enterprise, and this position seemed like an exciting place to do so … Continue reading "#Throwback to Student Volunteering Week"
  • A Week in the Life of… a Babbasa Marketing and Social Media Intern

    We recently caught up with Rosie, a previous Intern at Babbasa! She tells us all about what her role and responsibilities were, how working here has enabled her to develop her skills and what it’s like to be part of the Babbasa team.   Name: Rosie Porter “I worked at Babbasa for a month, after … Continue reading "A Week in the Life of… a Babbasa Marketing and Social Media Intern"