Michelline Safi Ngongo
Michelline Safi Ngongo, originally from Democratic Republic of Congo, is a resident of Islington in the U.K where she first arrived as a refugee. As a founder and the Chairperson of Trustee at Light Project Pro International, an educational charity established in 2004, Michelline has initiated projects to improve educational opportunities for local communities with a focus on those at risk of social marginalization. She is a Councilor to represent the people of Hillrise Ward in Islington North as well as the former chairperson of Islington Refugee Forum to support inclusive refugee integration in the host communities. Additionally, Michelline serves as a qualified facilitator of the ‘Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities’ program to strengthen families and promote peace in the community. Currently, she is a member of the Unite the Union as an Equalities Officer in her local branch. Over the last three years, Michelline has been working closely with Initiatives of Change to create and foster intergenerational dialogues between the young and old to bridge the generational divide.