PARCA is managed by a board of directors, consisting of four trustees, which provides an additional layer of strength to the charity. All the trustees have their own personal knowledge and insight of the refugee experience, which they bring to bear upon the guidance and support of the management and its projects.
Mr. Moez K Nathu
Chief Executive Officer
Co-founder of the organisation. I have 12 years experience of managing the structure of the organisation and moving forward with knowledge and understanding of local needs including Refugees, Asylum Seekers and EU migrants.
I am the Co-founder of PARCA and I have vast experience of running the organisation, 5 years as Chairperson and now Youth officer. My goal is to support Young people from different faiths and nationalities to integrate successfully into society. Building their capacity and self esteem, running youth activities and building a friendly environment between the youths.
Nondo J Kasensa
Chair of Board Directors
I have known the organisation through the Gateway program in Norwich since my arrival in UK. I began to work voluntarily and build my capacity and be more involved in the management Committee. My career started in a Zambian refugee camp setting, as an environmental development supervisor for 4 years. The committee has a wide range of experience to is able to support Refugees, Asylum and EU Migrants with their different needs.
Ms. Jamila Abdu
Since my arrival in Peterborough, I have found out that PARCA is an African community who supports Africans with different issues. I have started to volunteer with them as the leader of Cooking Committee when needed; I take all training opportunities and build on my knowledge of managing the organisation. I like to support and help people from different nationalities.
Mr. Peter Taylor
At the end of my 6 months placement with PARCA in 2015 I had a break of a few months to concentrate on my job search but then decided to offer my services to PARCA as a Litter picking supervisor as this would give me more work experience and put me in better stead with finding employment.
I first came to PARCA on a work program and my role was helping others with in the art and crafts class. Since I have been with PARCA my confidence has grown and this has allowed me to develop and maintain my current role as Volunteer Project Co-ordinator and admin assistant.
I started with PARCA in 2015 on a work placement and found that I was getting a lot out of my time here in terms of help and support and now I am one of the supervisors for the Litter Picking Scheme that PARCA run in partnership with Amey.
Having recently arrived in Peterborough I wanted to use my free time helping others, PARCA has supported me with settling into the community and I wanted to show my appreciation to them by volunteering with their organisation. I help with interpretation from Indian and Urdu as well as assisting with the needs of drop-in clients.
Rusom K Embaye
I am always happy when I arrive at PARCA. You will find good people there who support you when you are in need. I began with PARCA as a volunteer, now director in the management committee to run the organisation. Each member has good qualifications and is able to support the organisation in its bright future. PARCA is the one in Peterborough to move on.
Mr. Edward Smith
After finishing my work program with Parca in early 2015 I wanted to stay on as a volunteer, I now come to PARCA on a regular basis to assist in events such as; Job Fairs, Refugee Week and offer help in other areas when needed.
Mr. Paul Ebbage
Ms. Joyce Youles
I originally came to PARCA in 2014 on a work placement for 6 months but I enjoyed my time so much that I have carried on as a volunteer; I mainly help out with the Women’s group, supporting new ladies that join the group for art and crafts, sewing, friendship and more importantly to reduce their feeling of isolation
Ms. Julie Kelham
Project Coordinator'I have supported PARCA with bids and on young people's projects over the last few years. My background is in secondary and college education and project management in both the public sector and the VCS. I am looking forward to working with PARCA supporting yourselves in your resettlement into UK and Peterborough'
Ms. Sabriya Hama
Case WorkerSince arrived in Peterborough, I have learned about the UK systems, life and culture. I have supported individual new arrival in the city, helping them to integrate. I am now employed by PARCA as a case worker for new arrivals I have worked in primary school supported learning the English language at PARCA as well as working as a volunteer at Barnados.
Mrs. Zulma Herrera
Mrs. Engy Morsy
I moved to the UK from Egypt where I worked as a kindergarten teacher before transferring into a customer service role for four years. I have been living in Peterborough for seven years now and found out about PARCA through my mosque where I am now working as a caseworker helping refugees to settle into life in this country.
I have been referred to PARCA through the work program with Seetec and I have experience in many areas, one of which is to build and maintain the computers but without a university degree I was not able to show my experience to employers on that level but as soon as I arrived in this organisation and talked with management, they gave me the opportunity to show my knowledge and experience to build an ICT room with 10 computers linked with internet, printer and install security software with networking. I am glad that PARCA gave the opportunity and I thank them.
I first came to PARCA as a volunteer and then quickly moved into the role of ESOL teacher. I teach beginner classes in English as well as help to grow our volunteer programme. My favourite thing about teaching at PARCA is the wide variety of students who attend my classes and being able to share in their story and help them succeed in the UK.