Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile – Surviving violence, creating hope, rebuilding lives


Fabrice Lyczba

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Advocacy and Research Officer

A few words about me

I joined Baobab in 2019 on the admin team. When I’m not at Baobab I’m a practising academic with 30 years teaching and research experience. I’m passionate about helping young people develop their potential everywhere, and wherever they’re from – so being an advocate for Baobab’s young community members to thrive in the UK feels natural and important to me.

What does your role at Baobab involve?

It’s about tapping into our community’s amazing resilience and to bring Baobab’s unique therapeutic and casework expertise to fight for the rights of young people seeking refuge in the UK.

What is your desert island book or music?

All of life is in the book of love poems Elsa by Louis Aragon. Music: maybe just the sounds of the waves and the birds from the island?

What 3 words would you use to describe Baobab?

Tenacious. Caring. Smart.