“There is a saying that goes ‘a hand that giveth its the hand that receiveth’ . Its my great pleasure and I give thanks to all who are supporting G.E.F and also to Myles and Gideon for giving me the opportunity to work for this great foundation. I am determined to work so hard to make sure that the goals and vision of G.E.F. are achieved through my input.”
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 instrumental role in the successful volunteer house building project in Ruiru in July 2017.
James was born into a family of 8 children and has been a scout for most of his life, achieiving the highest badge known as the ‘wood badge’ for his big efforts in changing the lives of others. Through scouting James has worked on numerous projects with GEF’s Peter Githingi and this is how we first met James, when he was a guide for our guests climbing Mount Kenya in April 2017.
James’ hobbies are scouting, football, hiking and swimming. His role involves assisting the children in letter writing to their sponsors and school children in the UK, organisation of seminars for children, parents and teachers, trip logistics and house building projects. It is a huge pleasure to have someone of James’ work ethic, character and passion on board our team and we look forward to many successful years working together.