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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matt Stockdale – Matt has been a long-term trustee of the Kindu Trust, supporting our work while he was Director of our sister charity Link Ethiopia. He has visited Ethiopia dozens of times over the last twenty years and continues to support our team in a variety of ways now that he has re-trained as a teacher.
Holly McKenzie – Holly lived in Addis Ababa for a year working for the British Council. Now working for the Law Society, Holly brings her passion for development through education and advises the Kindu Trust on law and strategy.
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