Meet the Team
Our manager, Sandra Watt, has been in post now for six years. Sandra has been working over this time to develop new projects and partnerships in Sunderland to assist with the general well being of all asylum seekers and refugees in Sunderland and develop their sense of belonging and inclusion.
She continues to network and be an advocate for the asylum seeker and refugee community in Sunderland.
FODI OPERATIONS ASSISTANT
Fanni Ngambi joined the staff team in this part time role of operations assistant in April 2022. She is active in helping to run all FODI regular activities as well as being involved in our new partnership with the Secret garden and the Stories of Sanctuary choir for Refugee week 2022. She brings a wealth of lived experience to the role.
FODI is run by a group of dedicated volunteers who give up their free time to run the Drop-In and its many associated activities. Our volunteers are a diverse mixture of people from both the local and asylum seeker and refugee community.
Our management committee consists of:
Stephen Newman: Chairperson
Felicity Livsey: Treasurer
Zara Juma: Committee member
Jane Nikolarakis: Committee member
Abraham Eiluorior: Committee member
Zeinab Cummings: Committee member
We also have many other volunteers to whom we are indebted for their help and commitment to FODI .