Helen Ani

I was born and raised in Enugu, Nigeria.  I attended the local Methodist school, where I have good memories of early friendship in a very good close community.  My primary and secondary schools were involved in a lot of Methodist church events and activities.

I was trained in Science laboratory Analysis at The University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.  I worked as laboratory technician for couple of years before I met my husband.  In 1991, we got married in the Methodist Church Enugu.

That same year, I came to UK to join my husband and lived in North London for two years before moving to Nottingham in 1993.  In 1996 we relocated to Wokingham, as my husband was working for BG Group in the Thames valley Park.  We were part of the Wokingham Methodist Church and my four children were all christened here before we moved to Egypt in 2000.  We lived there for five years before moving again to Trinidad and Tobago for two more years.  We moved back to Wokingham in 2007.

I studied health and social care with The Open University whilst at home looking after my children and living overseas.  All these moves were as a result of my husband’s job relocations.

My past experiences have helped me to fully understand what it takes to care for children and communicate with people from various backgrounds and appreciate their culture.  I hope to bring these qualities to my work at Rose Street as a steward.