Meet the team
We are delighted to have a diverse team of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Our staff members, volunteers and advisers are all passionate about enabling African and disadvantaged people of all ethnic origins to improve their lives through education, leadership development and social engagement.
Sylvie is a multi-award-winning educator, leader, coach and mentor with a Master’s of Philosophy in Postcolonial Studies from the Complutense University of Madrid, a Diploma in International Development from Birkbeck, University of London, and a Certificate in Science of Wellbeing from Yale University. She founded PCAP in 2008, stepped down as Trustee in 2009 to avoid any conflict of interest, and has been working as its Executive Director since. She is fluent in English, Spanish, French and several African languages.
Currently pursuing a BA in International Development at King’s College London, Zubeir first worked with PCAP in the King’s Civic Challenge where PCAP and King’s students collaborated successfully to develop and concretise the Hope After Covid Project. Zubeir has now joined PCAP as Administration Officer and is driven by his passion for social justice, humanitarianism and change. Zubeir is originally from Mauritius, can speak 6 languages and participates regularly in a plethora of societies and clubs at university level.
Ahmed joined PCAP in January 2023 as a part-time accountant and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business with Business Analytics. He has a BSc in Accounting and has worked in different Accounting and Finance roles in the manufacturing Industry, Fintech, and Oil Sector over the course of 8 years’ career. He is originally from Nigeria, and believes in an equal society.
Claudia holds a Master’s in Applied (International) Development Studies from the University of Reading. She is an experienced Teacher, and Founder of No Ordinary Life, a career-motivation platform for youths. Claudia started engaging with PCAP in 2021 as a Be Fit to Lead and Lead4Hope programmes’ participant, and joined PCAP as a Trainee Coaching Officer in 2023 because she believes in inspiring and harnessing people’s potential. She is a dynamic and creative individual who is passionate about promoting human development.
Advisory Committees’ Volunteers
Magdalene is a strategic and dynamic leader with more than 14 years’ experience in the international development sector working with young people, especially girls, to campaign for social justice. She is currently the Head of International Operations for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Having worked and lived through Africa, Magdalene is passionate about the continent and committed to ensuring projects are built on local knowledge, expertise, and philosophies. She will use her expertise to advise PCAP.
Chris has been a participant in PCAP’s activities for over a decade, and served as a trustee between February 2018 and September 2021. A lawyer by background, he is in an ideal position to provide advice, leadership and any relevant input on programmes that have social and legal dimensions. As a long-time community activist, currently a Parish and Borough Councillor in Medway, Kent, Chris has extensive experience and skills pertaining to community representation, including assessing and advocating community needs.
Vimbai holds a Bachelors in Law and MSc in International Business and Management. Her passion to see people thrive has focused her career towards causes such as international education, youth work, mental health and teenage parenthood, while developing skills in digital engagement, project management and co-production. Vimbai is a certified coach and, as a PCAP Adviser, she is committed to creating access to coaching for young people impacted by forced migration.