Established in 2020. Empowering Southwark's African & Caribbean Parents, Guardians and Carers.
SBPF comprises a multi-disciplinary team of African and Caribbean Volunteer Staff with cultural competencies and skills to deliver a range of services and projects in the areas of:
Our purpose is to provide information, support and guidance to African and Caribbean parents in Southwark, in order to highlight the important ways parents, guardians and carers can have active involvement in their children’s education and schooling.
To give African and Caribbean parents, guardians and carers in the community the chance to have their say on how services are provided by public bodies and organisations locally, and to raise other matters of local concern.
To promote high global
self-esteem of African and Caribbean children, parents, guardians and carers.
To ensure that advice, guidance and information is provided in the most accessible ways.
To empower African and Caribbean parents, guardians and carers in their ability to become actively involved in local communities and schools.
Tyreece Asamoah is one of SBPF’s 3 directors, also taking on the role of Event Lead.
From a young age he has been involved in grassroots community organising, learning how the likes of Black Thrive and Ubele impact community.
As an author, Tyreece’s accolades include:
– Youngest winner of Genesis Poetry Slam
– Author of published poetry with the New Dulwich Poets.
– Featured Poet – Nationwide Building Society TV Campaign (2017 – 2018)
– Winner of the ‘Best Essay Worldwide’ – The Annual Essay Contest for Children and Young People of African Descent (2010)
As an experienced creative and marketer, Tyreece loves producing thoughtful as well as eyecatching content which engages the public. His experience in the world of marketing includes Underworld Television, as well as Starcom Worldwide where he managed client accounts for the likes of Duracell, Heinz, Airbnb and Visa.
As of 2022, Tyreece sits on the Old Kent Road Regeneration Board whilst also honing his tenacity and leadership skills on rugby pitches around the South of England.
Tanya Prendergast is the founder of Bidii – a company focused on the health and well-being of the Black African and Carribbean community. Launched in 2009, Bidii started as a blog and has now branched out with its own publication, as well as B-Uzuri – a fitness and well-being platform and app for Black women.
With a strong professional background in IT, combined with a lifelong interest in fitness, Tanya brings a wealth of experience to SBPF in the way of workshops and connections with Black medical professionals, fitness and wellness practitioners from the UK and beyond.
Focusing on community work, empowering others to see health and wellness as a necessity, continues to be the foundation of Tanya’s endeavours in an effort to ensure collective prosperity, health and wellbeing.
Andrew Eke brings his experience as former Director of Southwark Group of Tenants Organisation (SGTO), as well as his many years of experience gained from working with disadvantaged communities, to his leadership role within the Southwark Black Parents Forum.
REGISTER FOR UPDATES