My name is Joycelyn Hayford, an African woman. I am married and a Christian.
I was born and bred in Ghana, West Africa.I currently live in the London Borough of Hackney.
I work for a leading FGM grassroot campaigning organisation called the Black Women’s Health & Family Support,(BWHAFS) a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee based in Tower Hamlets established in 1982 by a group Somali Women.
I am currently the Operations Director of the organisation. Through my work at BWHAFS I have established good links with community groups, charities and voluntary organisations within and outside the borough.
My 21 years of workingwith BWHAFS has enhanced my skills, experience and knowledge in FGM awareness raising, managing people, financial management, and fundraising.
I hold a degree in Social Policy and Management (MSc Hons).
A degree in Individual and Community Empowerment (ICE)
Health & Social Care
I am currently a board member of a small charity based in Tower Hamlets called Simple Gifts offering support for women and children in Tower Hamlets.
My interest is making a difference in my community by educating and equipping women to be self sufficient. Safeguarding women and children from any form of abuse and harm.
My hobbies are reading inspirational books and watching inspirational movies