Fidelis Chebe: Founder and Project Director
In an increasingly challenging migration environment, our commitment to meet the needs and sustain the aspirations and hopes of those who seek our support is even more resolute. Underpinned by the lived experience of migration in the UK and my expertise in conflict & Peacebuilding, organisational development, leadership and change management, I am deeply passionate about people, equality and social justice. This is exemplified through advocacy and sustainable delivery of appropriate high-quality services for vulnerable migrants who do not fit into the neat categories of migration and often fall through the cracks of the immigration system.
I enjoy my responsibility as head of Migrant Action pioneering support exclusively for other vulnerable migrants that are non-asylum seekers/refugees. Working collaboratively with an amazing team of volunteers and trustees, our aim is to build an advocacy organisation that is innovatively resilient able to respond to the challenges, needs and hopes of migrants who access our service. Each day brings a new challenge but with each new challenge comes new opportunities and hopes. With a strong team, our partners and supporters, we are committed to our vision: empowering migrants and ending vulnerability ensuring that the people we support assert their rights and realise their full potential.
Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my family which helps me stay sane and focused. I also undertake research & publication and social action-oriented activities.
Communications & Social media
Jack has transformed Migrant Action’s communications since joining the team in 2020 as a volunteer. The organisation is now very active on social media and Jack’s work is strengthening networking with a wide range of organisations, groups and individuals working together to advance human rights, justice and a more humane and fair immigration system.
Jack writes; ‘I am a third-year communication and media student at the University of Leeds, passionate about advocacy and social justice. My work consists of ensuring Migrant Action’s ethos is made aware of digital platforms. I work with a small team to help establish digital awareness of Migrant Action’s main aims and objectives, whilst simultaneously managing and designing content for our website and social media platforms.
Outside of Migrant Action, I have a growing interest in local and global politics, as well as live music.’
Migrant Action volunteers
Migrant Action’s volunteers are a tremendous resource for the organisation as they bring a wide range of valuable skills, experience and knowledge helping to enhance our capacity for development, service delivery and engagement with our stakeholders. Our volunteer team undertake carved out specific roles in Research, Communications, Fundraising and admin support. Working in small teams, they enrich the organisation with their brilliant work whilst gaining valuable insight and experience of working with all categories of migrants.
Migrant Action’s operational governance is overseen by a 6 person management committee responsible for the strategic and operational direction of the organisation. They are an invaluable part of the Migrant Action team offering sound guidance and support to the project director.