Who are we?
............ and what do we do?
Learning Links International CIC has a team of experts that include education specialists, academics, historians and researchers who undertake a range of research, make presentations and create ways to tell the stories of our shared histories. We work with theatres, schools, communities, colleges, universities, mental health and offender services, as well as national and international organisations.
The current Learning Links International CIC Company Directors are:
Liz Millman: Founder and Managing Director of LLI cic.
Liz has a extensive educational management experience and specialises in literacy and innovation in learning, as well as having an extensive network of contacts in UK and internationally
Sue Barnes: Director LLI cic from Sept 2012
Sue has extensive experience in educational management and innovation and leads on Volunteer support.
Natalie Fagan - Brown: Director LLI cic from Jan 2013
Natalie has studied at the University of the West Indies with Professor Hubert Devonish and is one of the UK's leading experts in the current developments relating to "Jamiekan".
Dr. Raymond Afolarin-Olayinka has acted Business Advisor and Nigerian link for LLI cic since Jan 2012. Ray successfully completed his PhD in Knowledge Management to add to his Masters in Business Management and his considerable experience in the business world.
Yasus Afari is an experienced specialist in the field of creative arts, with the successful Jamaican show "Poetry in Motion" now in its 15th year, and the Jamaica Poetry Festival now in its 5th Year. Yasus Afari has supported the development of Learning Links International, and was active in developing the original idea. Yasus Afari continues to support in the work of Learning links International in any ways he can.
Rev'd Dr Garnet Parris: Director LLI cic from Jan 2013 resigned 2016. Garnet has a brilliant grasp of the field we work in - in terms of understanding our Shared Histories and Heritage and is happy to continue to act in an advisory role.
Dr Marian Gwyn has agreed to be an Advisor for LLI. Marian is Welsh speaking and based in Wales. Marian was initially supported by Learning Links International during her PhD studies when she undertook research in Jamaica. Then as an independent consultant in heritage studies she has supported our work in heritage research and telling the stories of our shared histories. Marian currently leads Black History Month developments in North West Wales, working with Race Council Cymru.