Thank Lambeth Women for IWD21

4 March 2021

Written by: Lambeth Council

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International Women’s Day takes place on 8 March and we’re celebrating inspirational women in our borough who make us Love Lambeth, by sharing a kind message about them on social media and we need your support.


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Thank Lambeth Women for IWD21

Do you know of any women in the borough, who before and during the Covid-19 pandemic, have dedicated their time to helping our communities by volunteering or supporting our most vulnerable residents? Often this work goes unnoticed and unsung, and we’d like to change that and help to inspire other people to get involved with helping our communities.

Share a message

To get involved share a kind message on social media highlighting the women in our borough who inspire you through their passion and dedication to support our communities.

Learning from example

Quailyn Gayadeen, educator and community advocate, is one local woman who has made a massive difference in serving her community before and during the pandemic. A Herne Hill resident and educator, she has been helping local organisations and institutions including the Ebony Horse Club, where she is vice-chair of trustees; St Helen’s Catholic Primary School where she is a Governor, and Our Lady of the Rosary R.C. church where she is an advocate.

Quailyn Gayadeen, Educator and Community Advocate


She has an unwavering commitment to education – sourcing and distributing laptops and computers for online learning through Lambeth TechAid; providing free lessons for children whose families cannot afford a tutor; getting breakfast boxes to children who need them through the charity School Food Matters; and providing a community library from her personal collection of books. Quailyn has also been helping on broader food poverty caused by the pandemic since May last year, distributing supermarket vouchers on behalf of Caritas Westminster.

Providing free tutoring to young people in the borough


Watch Quailyn’s full interview on YouTube

Your turn

Quailyn was nominated by a member of the public for recognising on International Women’s Day. The day is a great opportunity to highlight the work of the women you know who make a positive difference to our local communities.

To show your appreciation, please share a kind message on social media using the hashtags #LoveLambeth and #IWD21 and our IWD21 Lambeth graphic (below).

Let’s show our support and make Lambeth women feel extra special.

Download and share Lambeth’s IWD21 graphic