Our team

LOVE TO LEARN currently employs six part-time staff.


Faaduma Mahamoud is a former teaching assistant, and has particular experience supporting children with special educational needs. At Love to Learn, she is a case worker focusing on parental engagement and support. She speaks Somali and Arabic.

Mery Mekonen is a caseworker specialising in support for unaccompanied asylum seeking children. She is currently on maternity leave. Mery speaks Tigrinya, Amharic and German.

Sophie Roumat has a background in refugee advocacy and ESOL teaching. She coordinates our casework team and works with Southfields Academy students, specialising in support for unaccompanied asylum seeking children. Sophie speaks French.


Vacancy – watch this space!


Our Learning Spaces project, funded by Sir Walter St. John’s Charity, trains and places volunteer learning mentors and provides a range of learning services for students at two secondary schools in Wandsworth.

Ahmed Omar works with secondary school children in Battersea and runs an after-school study group for boys. Ahmed speaks Somali and specialises in maths and science. Ahmed works on the Learning Spaces Project along with Sophie Roumat.


Nadine Ballantyne co-ordinates our Homework Clubs with Molly Daniel.