Caroline was trained as a teacher of French, English and History in Belgium and then, having married a Nigerian, went on to teach and work in Nigeria, Zimbabwe and England. She was a foreign language teacher and head of Modern Foreign Language department in FulwellGrangeChristianSchool in Sunderland, later becoming GrindonHallChristianSchool. In 1995, she obtained a Masters in Business and Administration from the University of Durham. She has a passion for teaching and languages, especially for finding new ways of learning. She was the driving force behind setting up the social enterprise, which was initially called Going For Success and is now Success 4 All C.I.C..
Management & Delivery of services
Training of Volunteers
Theodora Nkechi Adegbie
Theodora holds a Masters of Law degree in International Commercial Law with particular focus on Electronic Commerce Law. She trained as a Barrister and Solicitor in Nigeria where she worked in the Director of Public Prosecutions office, taught Law of Contract as a visiting Lecturer and served as a Company Secretary/ Legal Adviser. She decided to take a career break to support her husband in the Missionary field, while at the same time using her legal skills to advice various charitable organizations. In this way, she has had the opportunity to work across different cultures in different countries. Since being in England, she has gained experience of working in the Voluntary and Community Sector, being an advisor at the Newcastle Citizen Advice Bureau. Theodora is also the Executive Director of E-LawConsults.
Legal Advice & Consultancy
Bob Milan, born and bred in Sunderland, is CEO of SCAN (Student Community Action Newcastle) at the University of Newcastle and Founder Member of Kids Kabin and Rupert’s Woodproject. Since arriving at SCAN some 20 years ago, SCAN has expanded positively in terms of the number and quality of both the volunteers supported and the placements we offer; 2,789 Member database, 206 placement projects, we have significantly extended the range of opportunities we can offer to volunteers within all sections of the local community. SCAN has been supporting of Success4All right from the start, in recruiting the very first volunteers for Success4All, lending its facilities for
training to becoming joint approved providers for Mentoring and Befriending Foundation. It is a long-standing and fruitful partnership
Born in a small mining community just outside Barnsley in Yorkshire, Don came to Newcastle in 1975 to train to be a teacher, was awarded a B Ed Honours in 1979 from Newcastle University. He has taught in inner city schools in Newcastle since 1979 with the exception of spending 3 years working in residential childcare, also in Newcastle. He is currently Deputy Head Teacher at Walker Technology College with responsibility for Child Safeguarding and Pastoral issues. In 2001, after continued studies in education he was awarded a Master of Arts Degree in Education Leadership and Management from the Open University. Through his work in education he became aware of Success4All several years ago and the excellent work they did to support young people to improve their opportunities in life. He was honoured to be asked to be part of this growing social enterprise.
Many people decide to volunteer with children and young people because they’d like to pursue a career in teaching or mentoring. However, when Kathryn, from Blakelaw in Newcastle, decided to volunteer with Success4all in January 2009, she was not sure of which career route she wanted to take. However, volunteering with Success4All helped her to develop the skills she needed for future employment, ‘the real world’, moulding her interest in media and writing. By working one-to-one with young people, she saw the development in their confidence and abilities as writers and students but she also felt her own personal confidence and ability strengthen. Using her abilities, Kathryn went on to do a Media Intern with Success4All which projected her career into motion. Now, she is a full time Communications Coordinator St. Cuthbert’s Hospice in Durham. Success4All been a big influence in her life and as she says herself ‘volunteering with Success4All will give you the skills you need to succeed.’