Riham Babikr

creative + facilitator

I’m Riham Babikr, an artist residing in Waterford.
Art and craft were always my first hobby and my gateway for settling and well-being. My field of interest is the free style abstract art which gives me a chance to express myself and my thoughts in the best way, I love bright colours and whenever I’m working on a piece it brighten up my mind and makes me see the life differently.
I was very ambitious for a long time to have a chance to share that joyful experience with a bigger circle of people other than my loved ones, that’s why when Connect+Create offered me the opportunity to be part of their team and to facilitate the Mindfulness Atr and Craft workshops I couldn’t resist not to say a big yes.
Doing workshops for me is a way of creating a safe and inclusive space for the participants and myself too to express our thoughts and experience over Art, also to offer a positive atmosphere that will lead us to the main goal of Connect+Create which is Health and well-being.
The feed back from the previous workshops made me more eager to go more further and to be part of the change and transformation of others through Art and to spread the concept of change doesn’t need big jumps, small things can make difference in the long run.

Education

  • Certificate in Psychology Art Therapy, Udemy, 2023
  • Certificate in Therapeutic Art Life Coaching, Udemy, 2023
  • QQI Level 6 in Community Studies, Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Waterford, Ireland (2019)
  • QQI Level 5 in Hospitality Operations, Waterford College of Further Education, Waterford, Ireland (2018)
  • M.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Sciences (Haematology and Molecular Biology), University of Medical Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan (2009)
  • B.Sc.in Medical Laboratory Sciences (Haematology), University of Medical Sciences and Technology (UMST), Khartoum, Sudan (2004)

Work History

  • Workshop Facilitator, Connect+Create, Waterford, Ireland (Jan 2023 – until now)
  • Trainee Chef, The Three Shippes Restaurant and Pub, William Street, Waterford, Ireland (Oct 2018 – May 2019)
  • Researcher in Molecular Biology and Genetics Department, Alneelain Medical Research Center, Alneelain University, Khartoum, Sudan (2009 – 2011)
  • Working as a Medical Laboratory Scientist, Yastabshiroon Medical Center, Khartoum, Sudan (2007 – 2009)
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Unit of Sudan Free Zone Company (SFZ), Khartoum, Sudan (2005- 2007)

Intrapersonal Skills

Intention
Self-awareness
Social skills
Mindfulness
Positivity
Learning
Emotional intelligence
Self Confidence
Adaptability
Motivation
Self-esteem
Resilience
Creativity
Multitasking
Empathy
Productivity
Assertiveness
Self reflection

Interpersonal Skills

Leadership
Teamwork
Active listening
Communication (Verbal and nonverbal)
Negotiation
Motivation
Flexibility
Management
Positive attitude
Patience
Collaboration
Emotional intelligence
Decision making

Hobbies

Painting
Sketching
Hand crafting
Cooking
Baking
Socialising
Dancing
Nature exploring
Spirituality
Mindfulness activities
Photography
Learning