Isaiah (Operations, Turkana)

“I was born into a family of eleven in Turkana county Kenya, a semi arid area with almost no vegetation cover. I grew up in a very devastating and bitter environment, but I never deviated from my vision and dreams. I would say poverty was part and parcel of us, we were born with it....

Serah Kimeu (Counsellor, Kenya)

Serah Kimeu joined us at the start of 2022 to develop our initial counselling program into a psychosocial program. I grew up in the Eastern part of Kenya, this is one of the driest area in the country. Our parents had to struggle to provide for us thus leaving no time for them to sit...

meet the team kayleigh paterson scotland kenya

Kayleigh Paterson (Charity Development, Aberdeen)

Kayleigh Paterson joined our team as Charity Development Executive in August 2018. Kayleigh was invaluable volunteering 7 days a week for a few months on top of her previous role with a company next door to the GEF office in Aberdeen. The full time role is based in Aberdeen, Scotland and sees Kayleigh assist with...

Meet the team - Kenya

James Gathekia (Operations, Karatina)

We welcomed James into our team in October 2017 following some strong recommendations from other volunteers and also seeing his incredible voluntary efforts – most notably in sleeping on site for 2 weeks to make sure that all materials were safe and secure during our volunteer house building trip in Kabaru.  He also played an...

Meet the team - Kenya - David

David Sagida (Operations, Iten)

David is in charge of our operations in Iten and the surrounding areas.  He always has a big smile on his face building houses and when delivering materials balanced on his motorbike to the families we are supporting. His role also involves paying school fees for the children we support, coordinating our child sponsorship and...

Meet the team - Kevin

Kevin Mathenge (General Manager)

Kevin volunteered with GEF in 2017 and officially joined our team a year later having become an integral part of the charity during his volunteering period.  As General Manager his wide ranging role covers finance management, budgeting & forecasting, information management, admin, policy, school reports, liaising with supporters of the charity and much more. I...

Meet the team - founder - Gideon Gathimba

Gideon Gathimba (Co-founder)

Managing our operations on the ground in Kenya, Gideon is regularly driving all over the country to ensure the children have all they need and that everything is running smoothly in line with our high standards. I was not lucky to be brought up in a well off family and during my early years my...

Meet the team - Myles - founder

Myles Edwards (Co-founder)

Myles is responsible for managing our fundraising activities in the UK and overseeing operations in Kenya. He leads the team and together they ensure that all of our work is aligned with the vision, mission, values and objectives set by our Trustees. I never set out in life with the goal of setting up a...

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