OUR ADWU (U.K) TREASURER
My names are CHRISTINE ARENDE, otherwise known as Teena. Since I was little, that has been my pet name. I am a mother, a medical professional & philanthropic about african entrepreneurship to be precise. I am passionate about global investment and economic empowerment. Married to a journalist which I find makes certain deliberations even more vocal and enterprising.
I am a complaint and resolution expert using salesforce and SAP at a pharma & biotech company UK, an achievement awarded to me 3 years ago as an ethnic minority representative.
Am a holder of Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree in PR and mass communication & currently pursuing part time International Corporate Law studies at the University of Hull.
Founder and CEO of Nyabondo self help women group in Kenya, a project i have successfully run for over 15 years.
Lived in the UK for 16 years and a British citizen, originally from Kenya.
Founder and organising secretary at The Sanctuary women UK, managing and empowering over 150 of us where we focus on various agendas.
I hold a track record of advocating for equality, diversity and inclusion landscape currently supporting communities across Scunthorpe & North Lincolnshire areas, UK. This is something i hold passionately & involves both private (Ongo homes) and voluntary sectors.
Am an active patron of Community Voice Scunthorpe UK, a project i really love. We engage the wider community in improving and promoting a greener environment and living conditions.
OTHER PROJECTS/PROFESSIONAL BODIES:
Member of Unison
Net fund judge – judged green innovation projects from 47 countries
Published research papers in international journals
I have a passion for research particularly on electoral reform, human rights and technology.
On a side note I paint well, a good swimmer.
Am a skilled business woman by default. I sell decor baskets in wholesale to maasai market via car boots and sell in retail via my page, Exotic arts.
I also do counselling for youth and help them reach their potentials in life, help them identify their pathways using Youth Ready Curriculum.