OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Our team is dedicated to advancing the objectives of the association by putting in place policies and procedures geared towards attaining the aims and objectives of the Bristol based registered charitable organisation engaged in promoting social inclusion, education, relieving poverty, cultural education aimed at advancing and cementing social cohesion and community integration.
Buba who was recently elected as Finance Director of Kombo Sillah Association has served as an Executive Member of the association for a number of years. He is a Registered Nurse working for Brunel Care as a Senior Nurse. Buba lives in Newport, South Wales with his family. He has been an active member of the association and enjoys spending some of his spare time volunteering for a number of fundraising activities of the association.
Ismaila Kebba Tiya Sanyang's charisma and ability to mobilise people in a common cause makes him a popular person among his peers. With a keen belief in the power of charitable and volunteer work, he is committed to raising funds through fundraising activities to support and fund KSA's charitable objectives. There really couldn’t be a more dedicated Chairman, and we’re so happy to have Ismaila as a Kombo Sillah Association (UK) Trustes Chairman.
Lamin is an IT Specialist with nearly two decades of experience in the IT industry. He worked for Ford Retail Limited from 2004 until 2013 when he moved to join Audi where he currently works. He is one of the founding members of Kombo Sillah Association. Lamin held the Secretary General and Assistant Sec. General portfolios of the association on two occasions in the past from the inception of the association, until his recent election as Secretary to the Board of Trustees. He lives in the seaside town of Weston Super Mare in North Somerset.
Kaddy is a former executive member of the association and is among a handful of members who founded the KSA 18 years ago. She lives and works in Leeds as a Front End Team Manager for the UK’s biggest retailer, Tesco.
Trustee / Assistant PRO
Mr Barrow holds a Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Business and Law from the University of South Wales in Newport. He lives in Bristol and was a former executive member of KSA.
Trustee / Asst. Funding Mgr.
With a keen belief in the power of charity and volunteer work Aminata is committed to volunteering her time to the work of KSA. There really couldn’t be a more dedicated team member, and we’re so happy to have her as part of the Kombo Sillah Association UK team.
Trustee / Ass. Finance Dir.
Ismaila studied at Gloscat College of Art and Technology from September 2005 to 2007 where he completed a BTEC Diploma on IT practitioners Course. He then worked as a PRO for Gamglos, an Afro Caribbean organisation that seeks to promote African heritage in the UK and abroad. In April 2011, Ismaila enlisted into the British Army as a Communications Specialist, where he dealt with a wide range of communication equipment, such as cryptographic materials, computers, radios etc. In 2012 he moved to Germany and spent 6 years for his initial assignment to 1 Regiment RLC where he rose to the rank of Lance Corporal. He completed a course on basic signalling in 2012. Ismaila is currently based in Abingdon working with 3 regiment RLC as IHUB Manager. He is responsible for all the unit shared point, responsible for the moss page etc. Part of which involves mentoring and coaching. Ismaila is also DIT trained.
LAMIN M. MANJANG
Trustee / Ass. Secretary
Mr. Lamin Manjang is a 47 years old married father of three, currently resident in Bristol. He was born in The Gambia where he completed his primary education, before proceeding to Muslim High school from 1984-1989 where he took his GSCE.
Mr Manjang then enrolled into Gambia College from 1990-1992 where he qualified as a teacher. He also attended UCEW Ghana for training as a special needs education teacher on blind and low vision. Additionally, he was also involved and gained experience doing community participation in the youths and sports activities for 4 years. Lamin also served as Vice President of KSA from 2006-2009. As a family man he enjoys responsibilities and community advocate that enables him to represent his communities at different portfolios. He now works as a Resident Caretaker for Bristol City Council.
Trustee / PRO
Ousman Indiana Touray is 41 years old, born in The Gambia and currently resident in the UK. Ousman moved to the UK after finishing his grade 12 examinations. After arriving in the UK, he took a job at Bupa Care Home as a catering assistant. In 2006 he enrolled at Eastleigh College to do an NVQ Level 2 in Food Production and Cooking. By 2009, he has completed NVQ Level 3 in Food Production, Cooking and Supervision. Ousman have 9 years working experience as a Chef. He became a member of KSA in 2002. Ousman was also a member of the KSA Cultural Weekend & Fundraising sub-committee alongside the current KSA Chairman, Ismaila Sanyang. He is thrilled to now be serving as a PRO.