By: Scott Douglas Jacobsen (GNH Community Journalist/Blogger)
Tell us briefly about your background – family, education, and work.
I was born in Ghana but have grown up and lived in Canada for the majority of my life. (16 years to be exact.) I am now a student at UBC, and I’ve mainly worked in the food service and retail industry before this position.
How did you find out about Gordon Neighbourhood House?
I’m a Co-op student, so I found out about GNH through the Summer Day Camp Leader position that they advertised with Co-op.
What interested you about us?
When I first found out about GNH I was mainly interested in finding a job but now that I’ve worked here for 5 months, I’m really interested in and proud of the fact that we are able to run so many programs that are low-cost and affordable.
Now, you’re working with Gordon Neighbourhood House. What tasks and responsibilities come with this position?
Now that my position has changed, I am a Program Assistant for Young Ideas. I essentially help plan events for people living in the West End area.
Where do you hope Gordon Neighbourhood House moves forward into the future?
Although GNH is well-known in the West End area, I hope that it can become a more recognized name outside of this community.