Nuhu Jallow – Community & Volunteer Development Worker
I am a relatively new face at SAVTE (I joined in June 2019). My journey into “development” and the charity sector started while in university as a volunteer and (many years later) as a staff of a grassroots community organisation in Cameroon promoting education, rights and empowered citizenship of Mbororo cattle herders.
From these humble beginnings, I worked as Programmes Manager and CEO of Derbyshire-based international development charity, Village Aid.
I have found a strong “community” feel through everyone I have met at SAVTE, including all the volunteers who the organisation works with. In Cameroon, Ghana, Gambia and Sierra Leone (where Village Aid worked) I supported the development of projects and organisations working will rural villages to address their basic needs (e.g. education, clean water, rights & livelihoods).
My family and I have lived in Sheffield since 2003. I look forward to supporting the work of SAVTE and helping other new (and old) residents of the city become empowered citizens and a resource for the city and country through language skills and community engagement. I have a few work and life experiences that I hope will give me a head start but being a man is not one of them!
I like books (my home is full of unread ones that I’m hanging on to jealously), sports (football and swimming mainly) and documentaries. I don’t like food and eating, I only eat because I have to. I cannot say the same for a cup of tea!