Preventing Bullying

PREVENTION PROGRAMMES SCHOOL TRAINING COURSES

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Supporting Targets of Bullying

TELEPHONE SUPPORT ADVICE AND COUNSELLING

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Neuroscience Research

UNDERSTANDING CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF TRAUMA RESEARCH TO RE-ESTABLISH VICTIMS CONFIDENCE

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The Team

Olga Venosa

Founder, Chair of Trustees

Olga is a finance professional whom from an early age has helped by volunteering with numerous activities to support young disruptive children and abandoned elderly people across multiple countries. Olga’s work is varied including experience as a school and college governor, mentoring young students and helping in homeless shelters.

Amongst her passions are psychology and neuroscience. Moved by an increasing rate of bullying, and moreover bullying related adolescent suicides, Olga decided to found We Are Stronger Charity and tackle these issues.

Having personally experienced, and overcome, difficult times in childhood, Olga inherently understands the benefits her work provides and is therefore very committed to the charity’s mission. Using her experience and understanding of the psychological impact of negative experiences Olga helps others to change their thoughts and behaviour towards a healthier mental balance.

Antonio Baccari

Fundraiser, Trustee

Antonio is a finance and strategy professional who has a passion to develop and grow new businesses.

Having lived in multiple countries and experienced a variety of cultures in his life, Antonio appreciates the value of diversity and strives to support organisations that promote integration and social responsibility.

Antonio will volunteer his time to support the charity’s fundraising, liaising with the other trustees to spread the charity’s message across different communities.

Mark Cole

Technology Officer, Trustee

Mark is an IT Professional and Project Manager working in Financial Services implementing change programmes on large banking projects.

As a father with a young child Mark appreciates the issues being tackled by the charity and how awful bullying can be to young victims.

Mark jumped at the opportunity to volunteer for providing IT Support to the charity and giving We Are Stronger its web presence.   The ability to apply his computing skills and contribute to tackling bullying provided a perfect opportunity that Mark couldn’t resist.

Brinda Granthrai

Solicitor, Trustee

Brinda is passionate about increasing the awareness of long term damage caused by bullying and helping young people overcome the effects.

She is a qualified solicitor and as a Partner, she is involved in the management of her law firm.  She specialises in real estate and business immigration.  Her legal experience and business management skills will help support the charity’s strategic vision within a regulatory framework.

Niki Kalamida

Event Coordinator, Volunteer

Niki has a degree in business administration and innovation & technology and works in real estate. She has experienced bullying as a child and an adolescent and knows the effects bullying can have in a child’s mental health and confidence and the impacts on his social development. She has also lived abroad for years and believes her personal experiences and achievements in the face of adversity will be of value in the charity’s vision. As she really believes in the cause she is excited to support the charity.

Maria Limongi

Psychologist, Trustee

Maria is a Cognitive psychologist. She has worked in schools and in private practice with children and adolescents, both in the US and in France.  She is experienced with issues faced by bilingual and immigrant children, as well as with learning disabilities and attention disorders.

Bullying has a strong impact on a child’s emotional and social development, as well as on their learning ability and school adaptation.  Children need a strong supportive and caring environment.  Parents and teachers need tools to address the difficulties of children who are in this situation.

Maria is very enthusiastic about supporting Olga’s charity, We Are Stronger, in the field of psychology.

Marisela Ricci

Fundraiser and Blogger, Trustee

Marisela has a degree in Social Communication (UCAB), specialising in the written press. Additional degrees in Nutrition and Energy Balance have made her aware of all the factors contributing to one’s well-being. 

The values promoted by the charity resonate with Marisela all the more since she has lived most of her life abroad, looking after her three children, and volunteering with the children sports clubs and school parent’s association.

Making sensible use of the understanding she has gathered, she endorses the charity’s vision and its specific programs.

Alexander Unterrainer

Multi-sector Manager, Trustee

Alex is a quantitative developer with experience in algorithmic trading and passion for finance. Since meeting Olga he realised how serious bullying has become for the current generation and decided to take action and join her in her anti-bullying work.

“Actions are cause of changes, even small ones. That sets us in the right direction, so I start today”