‘It’s all about facilitating communities to shape change that is tailored to their needs’.

Community Based Mentors

My name is Mark Mavambu, also known as Outsider Yp. I am a marketing manager and a multidisciplinary artist. I studied English and Sociology at Univeristy College Cork. I am a Kerry native but feel like an adopted child of Cork City. I love doing community work and participating in things that leave an impact, whether large or small. Today or tomorrow, as long as change happens eventually.

Tumi Isa Daniel 

I am a Scientist,food lover and podcaster.

My podcast is: As it is podcast

Instagram : asitispodcast

Sophia Egan is a health and social care researcher, a dancer, performer and occasional model. As one of the youth mentors in the Cork Migrant Centre, Sophia has been involved in the set up of the CMC Youth Initiative Against Racism in 2020 and has since then worked with other mentors and young people to develop the anti-racism toolkit and other ongoing projects.

Hi, I am Angela Akinwunmi, proudly Afro-Irish. I am a blogger and youtuber, and go by the name Missus AA. I write and make videos about lifestyles, relationships, social issues and current world affairs.  I am very passionate about diversity,  inclusion and self development. I am a Quality Control Analyst in the pharmaceutical industry and I am also one of the mentors in the Cork Migrant Centre Youth Initiative.

I can be found on most social platforms:Youtube @Missus_AA , Instagram @Missus_AA , Facebook @Missus_AA 

Snapchat @Missus_AA, Twitter @AngiieCookie

Rem is an Artist and Graphic Designer. Member of Cork Print Makers member and a part of the CMC Youth Initiative since 2019. 

I do Art and I like to include it in anything I do. I volunteer and I film the process of various projects in a documentation form to post in social media. I do digital art and I use the skills to help kids and teenagers as we did in murals on Kyrl’s Quay.  I draw the kids protested peacefully without letting them involved in real protest for expressing their emotions following the murder of George Floyd in America.

I was involved in developing an anti- racism toolkit to be used in schools. Illustrations of Fredrick Douglas commemorate his 19th century visit to Ireland scheduled for February 2021. 

Currently I’m working with a team to coach the kids in direct provision on how to play Cricket as we do that as a weekly activity.

Deborah was born and raised in lreland and come from a Nigerian background. She is currently doing her masters in MTU in public relations with new media. She has been a youth leader/ mentor at Cork Migrant Centre for just over 3 years and hopefully for more years to come. Deborah has enjoyed working on projects such as Wednesday hip-hop dance class, racism awareness webinar just to name a few and enjoys working with the young people in CMC.

Elton Sibanda, based in Drishane Acc Centre, Millstreet. Currently doing Fine Art level 6 at St Johns central College. He is a self motivated artist who can do any type of arts. Won 3 art awards and prizes in the past year. Also an active participant at CMC workshops. Created a mural painting in Mahon point blackrock (Scala building) 

Raphael Olympio is a Occupational Therapy Student at University College Cork, facilitator and a youth mentor at the Cork Migrant Centre. He supports young people in developing their creativity.

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