Team & Board Members

Aaina Staff

A'isha Khan
Chief Executive Officer

A'isha has been with Aaina since 2000 and has seen the organisation grow from a small Women's Group to a highly regarded and reputable provision that is focused on meeting the evolving needs of local women from disengaged communities. A'isha oversees the operational and strategic management for both Aaina and Iqra supplementary School, a registered charity that she founded in 2005 after identifying a lack of provision for children and young people in the locality. A'isha also has an interest in the Law and has been sitting as a Magistrate since 2007, she was subsequently appointed to Ordinary Member of the Charity Tribunal in 2008, Aisha also produces and presents the 'Aaina' show on Ambur Community Radio. 

Ashma Dihider
Project Officer

Ashma is a motivated individual with over 18 years of experience working in the voluntary sector and leads on the Intergenerational delivery. She supports individuals and groups to address isolation and social exclusion through an engaging programme which includes creative arts & crafts, healthy living, supporting volunteers, organising day trips and delivering the Tackling Money Worries project. Ashma also provides support to women who are living with domestic abuse who are not ready to leave. Ashma is fluent in Bangla / Sylheti and can converse quite easily in Urdu and Hindi.

Salaha Begum  - Hub Support Officer

Salaha has over 15 years of experience working in the Third Sector, planning and delivering services in the community for hard to reach communities especially women and young people.  Salaha oversees the day to day delivery of the Aaina Hub, organising the weekly time table, providing advice, support and information to service users, assisting with Job search and delivering digital literacy sessions. 

Zaynab Hamza -  Esol Tutor

Maria Afzal - Esol Tutor 

Aaina Board Members

Gazala Shaikh - Chair Of Executive Board - Diabetes Educator NHS

Sam Kousar - Secretary 

Mumtaz Begum Treasurer 

Insha Yasin

Mrs Jaswinder Kaur Thandi
Service User Representative - Retired Post Mistress/Teacher

Iqra Staff

Sajedah Nana / Fatima Rida
Project Officers
- Positive Pastimes for Children and Young People

Neelam Khanom - Iqra Administration Officer

Sadia Yasar - Sessional Officer

Tazmin Begum - Sessional Officer

Zaira Sajid - Sessional Officer

Iqra Board Members

Mumtaz Begum - Owner of Simplicity Laser & Skin Rejuvenation 
Chair of Executive Board -

A'isha Khan                                                                                                                                                                                     Founder / Treasurer

Sam Kousar                                                                                                                                                                                Secretary - Project Delivery

Ferdous Salim - Child Care Provision Facilitator

Insha Yasin - Supervisor 

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