Annie Edwards- Project Manager (job share)/ Young Women’s worker

Annie joined Canaan Project in 2016, and is passionate about seeing young women reach their full potential. Since joining, Annie has gone on to complete an MA in Youth and Community Work. She lives in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, and in her spare time enjoys the cinema, eating out and spending time with family and friends.


Tessa Elbourne - Project Manager (job share)

Tessa joined Canaan Project as Project Manager in July 2017 after spending two years living in Bangladesh where, amongst other things, she was developing a young women’s project. Prior to that she worked for Canaan Project for 3 years. She is passionate about young women’s work, loves cuddles with her daughter and enjoys playing her accordion.


Tess Oyediran- Young Women’s worker

Tess Joined Canaan in 2018. She is an Aussie who came to London to study acting before discovering her real passion- working with young people! She has a wide variety of youth work experience, including prisons work and work with refugees and loves all things arts and crafts!


Jaheda Youssuf- Young Women’s worker

Jaheda joined the Canaan Project in December 2018. She is passionate about the law and girls knowing their rights as well as making things fun. She loves pandas, unicorns, every animal possible and Japan.


Natalie Kwan- Finance and Office administrator

Natalie joined the Canaan Project in 2015. She grew up in Tower Hamlets and brings with her a wealth of finance experience and knowledge of the charity sector. Natalie loves shopping online and watching Netflix.