To keep our overheads down The Kindu Trust employs two part-time members of staff in the UK.
Kindu UK Manager – Caroline Walker
Caroline responds to our supporters, fundraises for our community and livelihood programmes and supports the Ethiopian team with project logistics and organisational administration. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
UK Sponsorship Coordinator – Michou Gerits
Michou is here for our international sponsors, she can respond to any queries and facilitates home projects or gifts sponsors would like to get for their sponsored families. Michou is also leading our programme to engage with primary and secondary schools to raise awareness about our work. Contact at email@example.com
The Kindu Trust in the UK is also supported and overseen by a team of voluntary trustees dedicated to supporting the activities of the charity and ensuring we remain true to our mission.
Ashley England, Chair – Ashley is the Kindu Trust’s Chair, and a maths teacher in Oxford. He has a thorough understanding of our work having visited Ethiopia on two occasions.
Jack Sharville, Treasurer – Jack is the Kindu Trust’s Treasurer and a chartered tax advisor. He draws on his accounting background to ensure that appropriate financial systems and controls are in place and guides us in all matters financial.
Gabriella Otty – Gabriella is a linguist and psychotherapist and has strong family connections with Ethiopia. She is instrumental in raising awareness about our work and bringing new funding for its innovative projects.
Elizabeth Gezahegn King – Elizabeth is passionate about the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls, particularly in Africa, and has spent the last 12 years being an activist and a front-line worker on such issues in Africa and the UK. She provides the Kindu Trust with valuable advice on our girls’ empowerment initiatives and fundraising.
The Kindu Trust works very closely with Link Ethiopia, who we consider our sister charity. We share our UK and Ethiopian offices with them and our staff work closely together on our common goals of supporting children in Ethiopia, particularly improving life opportunities through education. You can read more about Link Ethiopia here: www.linkethiopia.org