team work

URBOND is proud to introduce our Youth Ambassadors, who work together on issues affecting young people in our communities and help generate ideas and solutions to support everyone.

Our curated team of Youth Ambassadors have strategically been selected to work with our organisation, partners and professionals to help empower young people. They support them as they overcome obstacles, build confidence and resilience. In addition, our ambassadors work closely with us to help create opportunities, wellness and success for young people and their future.

Our Youth Ambassadors:

  • Share their stories and represent the voices of young people from URBOND and their respective communities.
  • Work together on issues affecting youth in our communities to come up with ideas and solutions to support all young people.
  • Empower, inspire and support our youth to become Young Professionals.
  • Share their own and other young people’s experiences and opinions on issues affecting their development.
  • Support us and our partners to develop youth friendly policies and procedures to create more opportunities for all young people, irrespective of their beliefs, backgrounds and ideologies.

Youth Ambassadors are supported to:

  • Effectively communicate and present their ideas, views and opinions to others.
  • Interact with young people in an inspiring and engaging way.
  • Develop their passion, enthusiasm and commitment to supporting all young people in their journey towards becoming good citizens.
  • Work as a team to solve problems and come up with new ideas.
  • Use their initiative to recognise and act on opportunities which may align with the work of Youth Ambassadors and URBOND.
  • Promote and uphold the values of equality and diversity and behave in a non-discriminatory manner.

MEET OUR YOUTH AMBASSADORS

Adobea Addo

Adobea Addo

Hola! Mi llamo Adobea. I am sixteen years old, and I enjoy playing volleyball with URBOND. In my free time I play badminton and I love to cook. I would describe myself as a bubbly, shy and optimistic individual.
Aidan Law

Aidan Law

I am from Leigh Park and am very passionate about sports. I play volleyball and basketball at URBOND and have been engaging with them since I was seventeen. I have been able to develop many skills through the work experience scheme directly with URBOND and I am now one of the qualified coaches helping other young people in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. This is a great opportunity for me, and I am excited for where my future with URBOND takes me.
Alfie Walters

Alfie Walters

I’ve always been passionate about sports, specifically volleyball and basketball as of late: in my spare time I’m always playing one of the two. I have been born and raised in Portsmouth and I am very grateful for what URBOND do for me and those in my community. I am looking forward to working with URBOND to inspire many more people.
Charlie Emsley

Charlie Emsley

I am half-Thai, and I am from Portsmouth. URBOND has kept me engaged with their activities, such as basketball. This has given me the chance to stay active whilst also interacting with other members in the community. I plan to help URBOND by trying to be involved with even more activities to be a good role model and a positive influence for other young people as much as I can.
Cheska Pua

Cheska Pua

Kamusta, ay ako si Cheska, I am 16 years old. I have been a member of URBOND for over a year now. I am a Filipino who grew up watching basketball and volleyball alongside my family. I am very grateful for URBOND for providing me the platform to engage in these activities and get to know many different kinds of people. I hope that I can give back to people who share the same loves as I do in my new role of youth ambassador.
Curtis Agha

Curtis Agha

Hi i’m Curtis Agha and im 14. URBOND has helped me in many ways like the opportunity to have work experience but one of the main ways Urbond has helped me is building my confidence and social skills through basketball sessions and youth clubs. I aim to be able to help others by being a part of the community and being someone people can talk to.
Elijah Maketo

Elijah Maketo

I am fourteen years old from Zimbabwe and I am being raised in Portsmouth. I joined in with the URBOND activities in summer 2022, partaking in youth basketball sessions, youth club activities and the work experience scheme. My future with URBOND looks very exciting and I am looking forward to helping all the young people that would benefit from my support.
Ethan Reyes

Ethan Reyes

I am 16 years old and I have just started college. I have been playing volleyball for over a year now and really enjoy it because I got inspired by my favourite player Yuki Ishikawa. I like URBOND because they have supported a lot of people within the community especially the youth as they are putting time and effort into making engagement activities the best as they can be. As ambassador I plan to use my leadership skills to support young people and make sure they are physically, mentally okay.
Gabriel Osman

Gabriel Osman

I am fourteen years old and I have been with URBOND for nearly a year. I attend weekly basketball sessions, and the youth club on Fridays and during school holidays I benefit from the work experience scheme which I must admit has been life-changing. I am from Portsmouth; my mum is German but was raised in the US and my dad is from Lebanon. English is my first language and I speak a bit of German and Arabic. I love playing basketball and I love my Japanese cars. I am super excited about the Youth Ambassador’s role; I am looking forward to helping improve my local community for everyone.
Ingrid Souza Correa

Ingrid Souza Correa

I am sixteen years old and I am part of the URBOND volleyball project. I am optimistic, dedicated, and a team-working individual. I have a few hobbies including volleyball, painting, and videogames. I can speak fluent Portuguese because I'm Brazilian. I am delighted to be one of URBOND’s Youth Ambassadors and am looking forward to involving myself in URBOND more, and to be able to be a part of this beautiful community.
Joy Okechukwu

Joy Okechukwu

I’ve been part of the URBOND youth volleyball project for over a year, through which I have made many great friends and I am enjoying it very much. I also play rugby for three clubs: Havant Rugby Club; Peter Symonds Rugby Club and Harlequins Centre of Excellence, which provides me with happiness alongside volleyball. I am aligned with the Youth Ambassadors goals as I believe their push for diversity, equality and cohesion within all communities is an aspiration.
Julianne Jandusay

Julianne Jandusay

Everyone calls me “JJ” for short so feel free to call me JJ! I’m a Filipina and I enjoy playing volleyball and crocheting, they are my main hobbies. I also enjoy dancing and covering pop dances with my friends. My friends would describe me to be a fun, outgoing and supportive person especially because I am always optimistic and engaged with everything I do.
Kiefer Msoma

Kiefer Msoma

I’m fourteen years old and am from two countries in East Africa: Malawi and Tanzania, and I am being raised in Portsmouth. I have two siblings and I love my mother dearly. I have been around URBOND since I was seven years old, have made great friends and been guided by many people through URBOND. I am currently taking part in many activities including football, basketball, youth club and the work experience scheme. I am looking forward to supporting many young people through URBOND.
Kiera Delahay

Kiera Delahay

I am eighteen years old from Havant, I love volleyball and I am easy going. I have been engaging with URBOND for over a year now and I have benefitted hugely from URBOND’s support. I’m excited to be an ambassador for the URBOND Youth Development Programme and I am looking forward to working with the organisation to provide opportunities to other young people.
Manuel Dennis

Manuel Dennis

I have two siblings and both my parents are African. I would describe myself as a supportive, determined and humorous person. I partake in the URBOND youth football project, youth club and other youth engagement activities. I am only eleven years old however I feel I am ready to give back to my community as an URBOND youth ambassador.