Meet the ANBU Trustees

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TRUSTEES

Trustees

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Vanajah Srinivasan

ANBU UK Founder and Trustee

Vanajah has publicly spoken about her experience supporting her family through a complex past of childhood sexual abuse, which eventually led to prosecution through the legal framework. This compelled her to share that experience and become a part of the transformative healing process for others, she believes ANBU is that transformation.

Vanajah has spent her recent years in international development, designing and establishing projects that empower, protect and save the lives of marginalised communities all over the world. Vanajah’s experience includes setting up a Syrian refugee programme and a short term deployment in Afghanistan. She has a MA in Refugee Studies and Community Development and now works as an independent consultant supporting NGO’s in commercial contracting.


vanajah@anbu.org.uk

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Nibarna

ANBU UK Trustee

Nibarna Kannathasan is a BACP registered psychotherapist and works in the NHS within sexual assault referral centres (SARCs).

Nibarna works from an integrative approach drawing from various modalities including transcultural and narrative approaches in order to provide holistic therapy.

At ANBU UK, Nibarna is a Trustee and oversees the therapeutic components including thinking about best practice and culturally sensitive frameworks.

For further information:

Website: nevanawellbeing.co.uk
 

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Jitesh Joshi

ANBU UK Trustee

Jitesh is a professional accountant with experience in audit and deal advisory in the financial services sector. More recently he works for a technology start-up and is involved in developing its financial processes and data analysis. He brings insight into financial governance and planning which will aid the strategic vision of projects at ANBU.

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Vanisha Jassal

ANBU UK Trustee

Vanisha is Director of Studies and Senior Lecturer in advanced child protection programmes at the University of Kent where she has worked for almost ten years.  Teaching experienced child protection professionals from a range of statutory and third sector organizations has enabled her to maintain a close link to the challenges arising in practice and developments in policy.  She is currently studying for her PhD exploring child sexual abuse (CSA) of females from the British South Asian communities and the cultural constructs of ‘shame’ and ‘honour’.  

 
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Vanajah Srinivasan

ANBU UK Founder and Trustee

Vanajah has publicly spoken about her experience supporting her family through a complex past of childhood sexual abuse, which eventually led to prosecution through the legal framework. This compelled her to share that experience and become a part of the transformative healing process for others, she believes ANBU is that transformation.

Vanajah has spent her recent years in international development, designing and establishing projects that empower, protect and save the lives of marginalised communities all over the world. Vanajah’s experience includes setting up a Syrian refugee programme and a short term deployment in Afghanistan. She has a MA in Refugee Studies and Community Development and now works as an independent consultant supporting NGO’s in commercial contracting.


vanajah@anbu.org.uk

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Nibarna

ANBU UK Trustee

Nibarna Kannathasan is a BACP registered psychotherapist and works in the NHS within sexual assault referral centres (SARCs).

Nibarna works from an integrative approach drawing from various modalities including transcultural and narrative approaches in order to provide holistic therapy.

At ANBU UK, Nibarna is a Trustee and oversees the therapeutic components including thinking about best practice and culturally sensitive frameworks.

For further information:

Website: nevanawellbeing.co.uk
 

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Jitesh Joshi

ANBU UK Trustee

Jitesh is a professional accountant with experience in audit and deal advisory in the financial services sector. More recently he works for a technology start-up and is involved in developing its financial processes and data analysis. He brings insight into financial governance and planning which will aid the strategic vision of projects at ANBU.

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Vanisha Jassal

ANBU UK Trustee

Vanisha is Director of Studies and Senior Lecturer in advanced child protection programmes at the University of Kent where she has worked for almost ten years.  Teaching experienced child protection professionals from a range of statutory and third sector organizations has enabled her to maintain a close link to the challenges arising in practice and developments in policy.  She is currently studying for her PhD exploring child sexual abuse (CSA) of females from the British South Asian communities and the cultural constructs of ‘shame’ and ‘honour’.  

 

As long term volunteer, Gayathri has taken on various roles at ANBU over the years: from behind the scenes social media and website building to audience facing outreach and media appearances. She intricately understands ANBU’s mission, values and vision and is committed to driving that forward in her new capacity as trustee. As an Indian Tamil, Gayathri brings an additional perspective to ANBU. She intends to use that perspective and her background in marketing and business development to help ANBU take the next steps in reaching a much wider audience.

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Gayathri Nagarajan

ANBU UK Trustee

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Ahrabi Rajkumar

ANBU UK Trustee

As a former volunteer at ANBU U.K., Ahrabi is passionate about raising awareness of child sexual abuse within the Tamil community and has worked with the team on numerous events and initiatives, such as the ‘ANBU Safe Space’ series. Ahrabi is also the Director of Advocacy and Research at People for Equality and Relief in Lanka, a US-based human rights organisation advocating for justice and self-determination for the Tamil people in the North-East of Sri Lanka.