Meet the Committee
Abisola Faronbi-Lynch | Chairperson
Abi is a nurturing, understanding, and non-judgmental change facilitator. With over ten years of experience working and volunteering with vulnerable and marginalized groups. Providing practical, psychological, and emotional support for vulnerable and marginalized groups here in Ireland and the United Kingdom. She is a Certified Youth Wellbeing & Confidence Coach specializing in Human Development, using psychology and coaching skills to empower young people to adopt more positive and productive behaviour.
Recently completed Certificate in Mental Health at South East Technological University Ireland. In 2008, Abi attained an Undergraduate Degree, a Bachelor of Honours in Health Studies, from De Montfort University United Kingdom. Abi immediately followed on to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Personnel and Development. During my four-year full-time degree, I also worked part-time and volunteered within the community.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS & TRAINING
Certificate in Coaching (University of Warwick UK)
Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management (ICS Learn Glasgow, UK)
ASIST (Suicide First Aid Skills Training)
Youth Mental Health First Aider (Ireland)
Child Safeguarding Awareness & Children First Certificate
Certificate in Training of Trainers
In 2011, started to volunteer with the Somali Community Parents Association (SOCOPA) in Leicester.
Other organisations she volunteered for include:
Leicestershire Cares: Conducting mock interviews for Secondary School Students.
Africa Centre Ireland: Implemented and delivered online informal well-being educational programmes.
AWARE: As a Life Skills Online Volunteer (Virtual Coach), I conveyed empathy, care, and understanding for individuals from diverse backgrounds experiencing mild to moderate depression living in Ireland.
Abi joined the HR Operations team at Santander Bank PLC UK. She has over five years of experience as an HR professional supporting, connecting, and developing employees and people managers.
In addition to her employment history, she worked part-time as a Community Connector at the Learning, Innovative, Networking within the Community (LINC) programme at WALK Intellectual Disability Limited as well as a Project Worker with Peter McVerry Trust.
Abi believes that NO child should be written off as disabled or given labels such as 'Troubled' or 'Challenging Behaviour' due to gaps in their knowledge.
She aims to close the gaps by showing young people how to nurture their minds and emotions toward achieving greatness!
Programme & Event
Patrick A. Lynch
Youth Wellbeing & Develpoment Officer