Who Are We ?

We are a social enterprise organisation registered as a limited company in 2016, with the intention of empowering communities through history and by supporting communities through education and training. Our aim is to develop an international hub of information, people, skills and resources in supporting individuals in accessing support available within their community. In doing this we also support existing organisations or individuals that support communities and or provide services within the community.

Universal Tree Ltd are forming partnerships and are connecting with people and organisations throughout Africa and the diaspora.  Currently we are in partnership with the Lighthouse Organisation Gambia (LOG) in West Africa through our Universal Tree Africa & the Diaspora Training, Resources, Experience and Enterprise project (UTAD T.R.E.E).  The UTAD T.R.E.E project consists of developing, innovative ways to provide aid and support to those that need it most.  We provide smart solutions to communities through education and training, empowerment through history and enterprise, to create better standards of living for all and most importantly sustainability. Click here to check out some of our current community projects and community projects we  are supporting.

We work in collaboration with our sister organisation LJM Travel 360 on our 'Back to the Future Project' (B2K) and the Global Community Hub.


 ''We believe together we can make a difference...


The concept of Universal Tree is based upon the founders professional and personal experiences, including the experiences of others and Maslow's pyramid of hierarchy of needs.












Maslow's pyramid was at the core in developing our very own the Personal Development and Personal Development Program (PDACE).  This was because we understood that an individual's failure to fulfill their basic needs of food and shelter, they will be unable to progress and grow further, due to the environment and current circumstances of that individual.


If an individual's existence is to only fulfil their basic needs and are finding difficulties in meeting these needs, then they are unable to move from the bottom of the pyramid until they are able to meet their basic needs consistently and in a sustainable manner.   This is one of the reasons why, we created the Global Community Hub initially to allow our users to obtain the support they require, enabling them to remove the barriers and grow.  The best way to describe how effective the Global Community Hub database could be is a statement we heard which best describes this is;


"You don't necessary need the skills or technical ability to make something happen or create something.  You just need the right people and resources to execute it."


The other reason for developing the global database was our need to find and support existing community organisations or services, for learning, sharing, networking, collaboration and to build the services and opportunities we need.

‘We don’t just deliver courses and projects we create them. We aim to support and create sustainable projects that support growth".

The name Universal Tree has a  double acronym the ‘’TREE’’ Teach, Respect Engage and Empower is our community and youth project motto however TREE is also used to describe our training and services we provide and our brand “Training, Resources, Experience, Excellence” .  Click here find out more about us and to read our mission statement. 

Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of needs. Source:  https://www.businessballs.com/self-awareness/maslows-hierarchy-of-needs/

Mission Statement

Our mission is to empower communities within Africa and the diaspora, through history, education and training, strengthen existing services by working inclusively and together with other community support providers.

To create a community hub of people, skills, resources, sharing of ideas, best practices and to create growth, through training, networking and collaboration.

Our mission is also to create innovative initiatives that will impact positively on lives, building capacities for growth and wealth creation. We want to provide users with the skills to succeed, providing access to resources which support growth, employment and trading opportunities through the use of ICT, the Global Community Hub (GCH) and various community projects.

To support existing community organisations, building strong relationships and strengthening services  in order to support more individuals and communities, including the signposting of our users to organisations that will meet the needs of our clients and to help individuals to realise their own potential and to support growth and sustainability.


Aims & Objectives

We aim to positively represent black communities globally. We also aim to address and tackle issues within the community. Working in an Universal way, through the use of basic ICT tools and systems we can increase work productivity, communication, learning and collaborate. The Tree represents communities ‘The people’, representing strength, growth and change.

We aim to find solutions to problems within communities by developing our own training courses that support growth and by supporting sustainable projects that help to develop and support communities and individuals in  communities here in the UK, African and the diaspora.


We aim to do this in various ways through developing business, creative initiatives, entrepreneurial activities such as trade, community wide training, development and hands- on work experience with a purpose which could lead to real employment opportunities. 


Our basic THEIRS Acronym Mission objectives

  • Teaching history visually through multimedia presentations, travel and tours.


  • Helping individuals in realising their potential and building capacities.


  • Empowering ourselves by empowering others.

  • Interested in community support needed, we help to learn, share, support through all means available.


  • Rebuilding the Pan African Communities.


  • Supporting wealth creation and sustainability, through local and international partnerships.

We also aim to provide support and business services such as training and support through basic free ICT systems for connectivity, work productivity and documentation, including staff and administrative support.  Through the use of our global community hub, we can offer our service users and GCH members, networking opportunities, direct to organisations of interest. We support, promote and sign post users to community organisations and or individuals that provide services within community and or offer services that aim to support the local offer in the UK whose aims are in line with any of aims and our objectives. 

We at Universal Tree Ltd offer various services from sustainable community projects to historical workshop, tours, resource services to education and training services both here in the UK and within in Africa and the diaspora, through collaboration with our partners and Affiliates.

 "Universal Tree & our partners are about developing and supporting communities through Education, Training and Entrepreneurship ''


We aim to find solutions to problems within communities by developing and supporting sustainable projects that helps to develop and/or support communities in the UK and in West Africa and the caribbean as well as specifically selected countries internationally, throughout Africa and the diaspora, through connections made via the Global Community Hub database and the People and skills Bank database

Do you provide any of the services within the categories at the roots of our Tree? If the answers yes, then please click on the image to be taken to the Global Community Hub Page to register today.

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Shireen Wright

Founder & CEO -Community Education initiatives, NVQ Assessor & Employability & Industry Trainer

CEO and Founder of Universal Tree. Director for teaching and learning program design and ICT for teaching, learning, collaboration and work productivity.  Business systems documentation design and developer. Shireen holds a BSC Hons Degree in Computing studies, PGCE, Certificate in Assessing Vocational Assessment

Lloyd Junior Miller

CEO LJM Travel and Back To the Future Project Director

Co Founder of Universal Tree. Director of Travel and Tourism Services – LJM Travel 360 & Head of Black Culture Awareness Research and Development tours and resources.  Lloyd has over 25 years experience in travel and is in the top 1 % on Trip adviser for his holiday reviews.

Pa Modou Jallow

CEO Lighthouse Organisation / Project operations / Bid Writer

Country Representative & CEO Lighthouse Organisation Gambia: Director of Economical and Financial Management; Executive Sustainable Projects Management.

Sheikh Tijan Barrow

PDACE Youth Empowerment Manager /

ICT & Creative Team

Head of Electronic & Mechanical Maintenance, Repairs & Refurbishment.  Tijan is currently participating on the PDACE 

International Program.  Mr Barrow is a highly skilled individual who provides digital and Communication Support.

Supporting individuals in personal development and ICT within the Gambia, engaging in community based projects, and holds various roles from PDACE coordinator for Young people in Gambia, supporting Gambian youths in education, ICT, support including, youth empowerment and wealth creation activities. 

Sirma Maxwell

Head of Quality Management and Social Media Marketing and Enterprise CEO of Butterfly Boutiques (BB), Sirma Associates (SA) and Isabelle Photography (IP) – Lead in BB made in Africa Project.


We operate within various UK locations and have training facilities available through our partners and affiliates including delivering courses and services online and onsite of our clients organisation premises. The best way to contact us is by filling out the form below and or send an email or text. Alternatively you can click on green receiver icon to the left of your screen for a quick chat.

U.K Contact for Universal Tree & UTLOG:


Email: admin@universaltree.co.uk

Tel: +44 7539 958 045 

UT - LJM Travel 360

Contact: Mr Miller on 07940501445

Click on green receiver icon to the left of your screen for a quick chat.

Please see our Gambian office location below contact details:


Tel: +44 7539 958 045


Lighthouse Organisation Gambia. 

Youths & womens sustainable development  association through training Enterprise, agriculture and Entrepreneurship .

New yundum.

P O Box 2618.

Serre Kunda, the Gambia.

(Opposite banjul international Airport).