Polina is originally from Bulgaria and moved to Northern Ireland in 2008. She joined Community Intercultural Programme (CIP) in early 2019, an organisation supporting migrant communities. Polina also joined the Crossing Border Breaking Boundaries project in 2019, where she was able to support hundreds of workers in their fight to access their labour rights. She previously helped provide interpretation and information advice.
Through her work and continuous support, she was able to build trust in her community and be identified as a core community leader. Central to Polina’s work is easing people’s transition into life in Northern Ireland, connecting people to local resources and wider communities. As an SCI Peacebuilding Leadership participant she was provided with mentoring support.
Peacebuilding Leadership Programme
Based in Portadown, Northern Ireland