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Rahela Begum

Project Designer, Barking 

Why I wanted to join the team

My passion for working with the local community led me to join the Every One Every Day team. I moved onto a houseboat in Barking, and fully integrated with the boating community. I loved that we all helped each other, shared tools and had communal BBQs! When I saw the project advertising vacancies, I couldn’t believe that I had a chance to do what I love, every day. Getting involved with such an exciting project has given me all this and more, and I can’t wait to get started and meet all the exciting people and projects that will emerge. It’s a very interesting time for Barking and Dagenham, and for me this project fits well with all the regeneration of the area, because it means we get to be a part of it and not just watch from a far. 

A little bit about Rahela's background

Rahela joins Every One Every Day with 15 years of experience working with the public. Past roles include working for an environmental charity, a reading charity and working at a fudge stall in Greenwich Market. Rahela has five years under her belt with Southwark Libraries, teaching Adult IT lessons, running dementia awareness sessions and reading to school aged children. She has taken part in the ‘Where’s Wally?’ fun run to raise money and awareness for the National Literacy Trust, and has volunteered at the St Leonard’s Festival facilitating activities with children.