UNPACKED: Introducing Loraine Masiya Mponela

Introducing UNPACKED graduate, Loraine. Read to find out more about her experience in educating for social change and how you can get in touch with her.

How did you start/become interested in educating for social change?

I am privileged to have access to training for social change, so I felt the need to share with people who can’t access such training because of other hindrances. I realised that to achieve the change the world needs, we need more people trained.

What are your top 3 strengths as an educator?
1. Lived experience – all I do is informed by my own experiences.
2. Good Listener and communicator
3. Accommodative – I have good experience of working with a diverse range of people from different backgrounds such as race, religion,  sexuality, education etc
What else might people want to know about you or what you do?
I am a community organiser and migrants rights campaigner at Coventry Asylum and Refugee Action Group (CARAG). CARAG is for and led by people seeking asylum, refugees and migrants living in Coventry and surrounding places

The campaigns I am involved in. I am currently part of the core group for StatusNow4All campaign which is a campaign to give leave to remain to all undocumented people in this country as a public health measure because we can never win in the battle to beat the pandemic if we leave the most vulnerable groups of people behind.

How can people get in touch with you?  
@lorainemponela

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