Our team

Mary Mwangi

Kenya Operations Director

Mary oversees the management of all our projects in Kenya and works closely with our UK Director Vic, our UK Board of Trustees and our Kenyan Board of Management.

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Vic Hancock Fell

UK Director

Vic leads the work of Raising Futures Kenya from the UK and works closely with our Kenyan team and UK Board of Trustees to secure income for the charity, ensure the impact and sustainability of our projects.

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Kirsty Erridge

UK Director

Kirsty and Vic work closely to manage Raising Futures in the UK, Kirsty is UK Director whilst Vic is on maternity leave. Kirsty has over 10 years' experience in International Development, with a particular focus on community-led empowerment programmes in rural areas across sub-Saharan Africa.

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Florence Olwenge

Seed of Hope Manager

Florence is a trained teacher and qualified counsellor, she oversees the management of our three Seed of Hope centres. Florence also supports our students with counselling, mentorship and personal guidance.

Winfred Kavutha

Kenya Projects Manager

Winfred supports the implementation of our projects with particular focus on our family strengthening project and child protection and safeguarding.

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Sherry Waweru

Kenya Senior Projects Officer

Sherry is responsible for monitoring the impact of all our projects and working with Vic and Kirsty to help keep our donors up to date with our work.

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Charity

Seed of Hope Kitui Headteacher

Charity is the Head Teacher at our rural Seed of Hope Kitui centre in Eastern Kenya. She leads a team of teachers and support staff and works closely with the centre's Board of Management and Florence, the Seed of Hope Administrator.

Margaret

Seed of Hope Kariti Headteacher

Margaret is the Head Teacher at our rural Seed of Hope Centre in Kariti, Muranga County. She leads the team of staff and the Board of Management and works closely with Florence, our Seed of Hope Administrator.

Andy King

Chair of Trustees

Andy is a charity specialist working at Remarkable Partnerships. He believes deeply in our mission to support young Kenyans to shape their own future, and is constantly inspired by the stories that come through. Having won numerous awards in the sector, he is excited to drive the team forward to new heights.

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Deborah Kimathi

Trustee

Deborah is Raising Futures Kenya’s former Field Director and is now CEO at Dignitas Project, another small Kenyan NGO. She has a Masters in Education and International Development from University College London and over fifteen years' experience working in education and development.

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Mike Doris

Treasurer Trustee

Mike is the Audit Director (Data and Analytics) for Nationwide. He has previously worked overseas and was the Treasurer for a small international development charity. Mike is joining the Board of Trustees as our Treasurer.

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Jo Chamberlain

Trustee

Jo is the National Environment Officer for the Church of England and has over 6 years' experience working within the non-profit sector in the UK. She has a first class Masters degree in International Relations.

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James Bramble

Trustee

James is the Director at Grant Smart, a consultancy offering expert support to grant-seekers, grant-managers, and grant-makers. He was previously Director of Development at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR).

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Andrew Munnings

Trustee

Andrew is a highly experienced Project/Operations Manager focusing on financial crimes and compliance. He grew up in South Africa and volunteers for a number of nonprofit organisations.

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Brogan Pierce

Trustee

Brogan is our trustee responsibility for staff, volunteer and supporter welfare. She holds an MA in Educational Leadership, and focuses on mental health provision and safeguarding in schools.

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Manni Kuthiala

Trustee

Manni comes with over fifteen years of experience leading cross-functional, international projects in the pharmaceutical sector. Manni believes strongly in our mission, and brings her experience of having managed models similar to Raising Futures Kenya from her corporate life.

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Dr Noorzaman Rashid

Adviser to the Board

Noorzaman has over 20 years board and executive level experience working across national and international organisations to improve individual, team and organisational performance. He is currently a Managing Partner of a leadership development, advisory and consultancy firm working to create sustainable organisations.

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Philip Keet

Patron

A successful businessman and Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Consulting, Philip Keet was born and spent his formative years in Kenya. Established in 1995, the consultancy supports global organisations with their technology journeys by providing advice and delivering finance and technology transformation solutions.

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Stephanie Lemkes

Social Media Volunteer

Stephanie has been a supporter of the charity since 2004 when she was just 14 years old! She is now an integral part of our team supporting our social media management to keep all our supporters up to date with our work.

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Josh Dickinson

Fundraising Volunteer

Award winning fundraiser Josh has been kindly volunteering with us since October 2018. He has been supporting our Trusts, Foundations and Corporates fundraising. Josh has recently taken up a new position with Thames Valley Air Ambulance as Supporter Engagement Campaign Officer.

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Isaac Steuer

Marketing and Communications Volunteer

Isaac is studying business management with marketing and is using the skills and experience he has acquired in various businesses to support us with our marketing and communications.

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