Beltus Etchu Ojong: CEO, FRSA, Accredited Assessor (EFQM)
Beltus has responsibility of setting the strategic vision and direction of the organisation. Beltus has worked within the Voluntary sector in Scotland for over 9 years with various organisations, Next Step Initiative. Beltus has been in management for over 8 years which include, managing Pollok Integration Network as chair and treasurer, an organisation that champions integration locally in Pollok-Glasgow via trainings, advocacy support and re-skilling of both the emerging and host communities, Assistant Volunteer Services Coordinator Scottish Refugee Council, One of the Founder and then treasurer of Scottish Refugee Policy Forum in Scotland, Director ASCEND Scotland, and President of the Association of English-Speaking Cameroonians in Scotland.Beltus presently work with CEMVO Scotland as the Quality Management Officer. His responsibilities include; organising and delivering quality management trainings using the European Foundation for Quality Management Framework (EFQM) across the Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector in Scotland and to nurture 21 of these organisations to achieve the Committed to Excellence of the EFQM Accreditation over the next 3 years enabling their sustainability in the foreseeable future. Prior to joining CEMVO Scotland, Beltus was the Volunteer Services Coordinator with Ethnic Enable, with responsibility for over 45 volunteers and was instrumental in their achieving the Investors in Volunteer Accreditation in April 2009.
Beltus has been involved in the publication of several good practice guides for community groups and organisations in the UK, e.g. Understanding the stranger, Traditional Stories from Cameroon (ASSECS, 2009),Understanding each other (recommended as a model of good practice by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education in 2007). He has a degree in Business Accounting with Distinction from Paisley University and was awarded the Court’s Medal in December 2007 for all-round best student final year Business Accounting. He has also attained an MSc in International Finance Management from West of Scotland University. Beltus is an Accredited Assessor with the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) and is also a Fellow with the Royal Institute of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (FRSA).
Yetunde Adeola Oluwateru: Outreach and Engagement Support Worker
In the past three years, Yetunde has worked with a couple of organisations and also within the voluntary sector in Scotland. She worked as an Environmental Co-ordinator/ Auditor under the voluntary sector at the University of the West of Scotland in Paisley. Also, she worked as a Youth Co-ordinator in one of the African churches in Glasgow (Christ Apostolic Church). Immediately after her MSc programme in 2010, Yetunde worked as a Clerical Survey Assistant with the West Lothian Council in Scotland. She has also been working with the West of Scotland Regional Equality Council (WSREC), as a sessional community support worker under the new project “Finding our Feet” for the third country national women living within Glasgow where she is engaging with the African women.
Encompassing Yetunde’s job experiences; she has been involved in different community engagements as she has done a lot of field works within and outside Glasgow. She has a Bachelor degree in Microbiology from Igbinedion University Okada Nigeria, in the year 2007. Furthermore in 2010, Yetunde got an Msc in Waste with Environmental Management from the University of the West of Scotland.
At present, Yetunde works with the Next Step Initiative, as a Seasonal Energy Outreach Staff for climate change awareness. Her responsibilities include; reaching out to African communities/ households living within Glasgow, informing and educating them on how the emission of carbon dioxide could be minimized into the atmosphere from their homes and businesses, signing them up for the low carbon Glasgow African community scheme, giving out supports to them, and also doing a follow up process with the households for progresses, assists in organising climate change events with the Africans within Glasgow, and also assist in presenting radio programmes on low carbon scheme with the African radio kilimanjaro.
Peter Cecil Buekor
Environmental Outreach and Engagement Officer
Peter Cecil B. is a Nigerian by birth, the second born of 5 children, he is from Rivers State of Nigeria, had his primary and secondary education in Nigeria, he came to Scotland United Kingdom in 2009 to study for his Masters Degree, he is a trained combat engineer with the British Territorial Army which is a voluntary job, he likes adventure, a free and good jolly fellow who enjoys meeting people both young and old, he enjoys travelling, watching movies, reading and cooking, he is born into a Christian family, baseball is his favorite game, he did play baseball in Nigeria as a Catcher.
Peter Cecil B. has been involved in different community engagements in Nigeria and Scotland United Kingdom. He has a Bachelor degree in Industrial-Chemistry (BSc. Hons) from University of Port-Harcourt Nigeria; in 2011 Peter Cecil B. got his Masters Degree in Waste Management with Environmental Management (MSc.) from the University of the West of Scotland United Kingdom. His MSc research dissertation was on energy efficiency in residential building using the University of the West of Scotland Thornly Park residential campus building as a case study which proved positive.
Peter Cecil B. presently works with the Next Step Initiative, as an Environmental Outreach Officer for climate change awareness. His responsibilities include; reaching out to African communities/ households/businesses living within Glasgow, informing and educating them on how the emission of carbon dioxide could be minimized into the atmosphere from their homes and businesses, signing them up for the low carbon Glasgow African community scheme, giving out supports to them, and also doing a follow up process with the households for progresses, assists in organizing climate change events with the Africans within Glasgow, and also assist in presenting radio program on low carbon scheme with the African Radio Kilimanjaro.