Board of Trustees

Lori Gatsi Barnett (Trustee)

Lori Gatsi Barnett is a business owner and social entrepreneur. Having a Business Administration, Management( 360 Degree Leader) & Consulting, Sales & Development, Marketing ( Chartered Institute of Marketing) Public Relations & HR. Lori has had an opportunity to volunteer with American Red Cross. Participate in  panel discussions in World Health Organisation Headquarters Geneva Switzerland. Take part with World Vision International Ambassador programme promoting diversity, equality and unity whilst actively engaging humanitarian community building activities. She continues to participate within the current community in Northern Ireland. Lori hails from Harare, Zimbabwe and has lived and studied in Pennsylvania United States.

Suleiman Abdulahi (Director)suleiman Abdulahi

Suleiman is Social Entrepreneur, and he is coming from Business and IT background. He is a founder and Director Horn of Africa peoples Aid Northern Ireland (HAPANI), He has been an intimately involved development of multiple Diaspora and Civil Society Organisations. His interests include social Entrepreneurship, social justice and Human right.He speaks English, Danish, Somali and Arabic.He was a recipient of Ethnic Entrepreneur of the Year, in October 2009 and Social Entrepreneurs Ireland’s level 1 Award in 2008.


Godd Hussein (Trustee)

Godd is currently an asylum seeker in Belfast.Before that Godd have lived and worked while studying in WIT                   (Waterford Institute of Technology), Financial Accounting in the Republic of Ireland.He is currently volunteering with HAPANI as a homework coordinator and helping with different background children.He is also into helps refugees for interpreting and signposting them when they get the refugee status assisting them with issues such as Housing and welfare.Godd has successfully accomplished a LEVEL 2 certificate with youth link from OCN as a youth worker.