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.


Carolina Echegaray co-ordinates the learning mentor programme and specialises in working with disadvantaged and marginalised young people through formal and informal education. Carolina has a MA in International Education and has provided advice on education and youth for organisations such as Oxfam GB and government funded programme- National Citizen Service. Carolina speaks Spanish and Portuguese.


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.