Selma Khelfaoui

Selma Khelfaoui

Family Support Assistant and Holiday Programme Champion: Born in Algeria

Born and raised in Algeria. I am from the golden generation. My mother was kind and affectionate, and father was a man of strong character. I spent by childhood with my brothers and sisters where I lived a simple and happy in the moment. When I completed my education, I moved to London to live with my husband, and I am now dedicated to raising my daughter as a local resident in North Kensington.


Anya Stojanovic Chand

Anya Stojanovic Chand

ESOL Tutor: Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina

I am a Business English trainer, very fond of my sessions with my students, where we explore topics like Millennials in the work place, Work aspects of Social Media, Work place diversity, Democracy and all other aspects of modern society and work culture. I love the uniqueness (individuality) of each and every student, the flair they bring with them, and I am committed to help them expand on their potentials. My background is in engineering and IT but I am also very passionate about exploring literature and languages. In my spare time I write crime novels and film scripts. I was born in Sarajevo. The word “saray” in Turkish means “palace”.


Yosra Elhamamy

Yosra Elhamamy

IAG Advisor: Born in West London

I joined Nova New Opportunities (NNO) in 2022. I was born and raised in West London, and am of Egyptian heritage. I have an undergraduate degree in Anthropology as well as extensive experience in volunteering with children and young people with disabilities, as well as volunteering with adults, all in a diverse range of roles. I am honoured and blessed to have been given the opportunity to join NNO, and strongly agree and resonate with NNO’s mission, vision, values and ethos, both personally and professionally. I am proud to be able to play a small part in what the organisation does in its practical and effective implementation of social change for everyone who accesses NNO’s services. 


Saadia Ghizlane

Saadia Ghizlane

Family Programme Trip Assistant: Born in Morocco

Born in Morocco 28 years ago. Moved to and lived in Italy for 23 years. In 2019 moved to London. Now I am a full time student in fashion business and marketing, part time volunteer and working full time as a waitress. Happy about my life and proud to be a part of Nova fantastic community.


Claire Katzenellenbogen

Claire Katzenellenbogen

IAG  Trainee Adviser: Born in London

 

Born in London. Background in communications in the private and public sectors. Most recently was director of a philanthropic organisation providing parenting programmes. 
Volunteered for ChildLine and Place2Be. 
Mother of three teenage sons.

Adiam Ekubay

Adiam Ekubay

Customer Service Volunteer: Born In Ethiopia

I was born and raised in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. I've been living in the UK for the last 22 years. I'm a mother of two boys. I love being surrounded by nature and taking pictures.


Sarah Beard

Sarah Beard

Children's Maths Tutor: Born in Essex

Born in Essex, I have lived in London for the past six years. I have loved learning since the day I was born and I hope to share this enthusiasm and excitement with my students. I have been a teacher for almost five years, specialising in the teaching of mathematics to young learners and hope to make the subject interesting and relevant. In my spare time, I enjoy learning Spanish and reading.


Jean-Eliel Koumi

Jean-Eliel Koumi

Education Coordinator: Born in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire

After a brief stunt in Finance, I have decided to reorient my career path to explore the world of education from a macro perspective. I am currently pursuing my MSc in Political Economy of Development at SOAS, University of London.

As a native of Cote D’Ivoire with a definite passion for global development research, equal access to education and financial inclusion worldwide, I am proud to have joined Nova as an Education Coordinator.

When I’m not studying or working, I enjoy reading, playing football, or traveling the world to discover new cultures and delicious dishes.


Tania Nunes

Office Cleaner and Admin Support: Born in Venezuela

My name is Tania, and I was born in Venezuela. I've been living in London for 7 years. I love my family more than anything in this world, and I also love learning new cultures. I am very grateful to this country for giving me, my husband, and my children so many opportunities to live, enjoy and grow. I joined Nova in 2021 and they have given me the opportunity to learn the native language and even work. Thank you so much for being such a helpful and lovely team always available to help.