Ozgur Gencalp

Ozgur Gencalp

Vaccine Coordination Administrator

Ozgur joined Groundswell in February 2021 as a Vaccine Coordination Administrator. He is responsible for the admin duties of Groundswell’s contribution to the COVID-19 vaccine roll out. His experience of political activism in his country from a very young age led him to migrate to the UK. Shortly after learning English, he started to work for Cyprian Care, and following this, refugee charity the Bike Project; gaining experiences in both the NHS and charity sector.

Ozgur’s first culture shock in London was seeing so many rough sleepers by huge concrete buildings. It was an eye opening moment for him to see the inequalities of the status quo. Since then, he wanted to contribute to a solution for homelessness and be part of the change that creates equality for all. His experience of a life without an address, struggle to get into the system and passion to help those who are less fortunate than him, was his main motivation to join Groundswell. He is passionate about participatory democracy, human rights, cultural diversity, ecology, gender equality and LGBTQI+ rights. Ozgur believes that a better world is possible.