Our people

We have offices in India, Nepal, Tanzania and the UK, all run by people passionate about international development and helping children secure their rights.

Our People Tabs

Our UK and international offices are run by committed staff who are all focussed on achieving Childreach International’s vision of a world where all children have the opportunity to unlock their full potential.
United Kingdom
Address
Sirius House
Seafarer Way (Off Plough Way)
Surrey Quays, London
SE16 7DR
United Kingdom
Telephone
020 3137 5500
Firoz is the founder and CEO of Childreach International and views himself as a social entrepreneur. He is passionate about unlocking the potential of children and young people. When not thinking about creating positive change in the world he likes to play cricket and golf and spend time with his two daughters in London.
Dani is the Events Officer for Scotland. She graduated from the University of Hull in 2017 with an International Law and European Legal Studies LLB, including a year studying abroad in The Netherlands. Whilst in her final year, she was also the Chair of Hull RAG and the North and Scotland Regional Officer for the National Student Fundraising Association. As the Chair of Hull RAG, Dani led her committee to more than double their previous fundraising total, achieve the biggest first information meeting Childreach had ever seen and topped it all off with being awarded RAG of the Year 2017. Whilst recruiting for Childreach’s trips at Hull, Dani really felt a connection to the charity and our ethos. She was lucky enough to be offered the role for Scotland and now lives in Edinburgh. She especially loves the fact that Childreach focuses on showing images of happy children and, having specialised in human rights throughout her degree, can continue her passion for this. Originally from Cheshire in the North West, Dani is a proud northerner and strongly believes that a strong cup of tea can solve almost all of life’s problems.
Issy is one of the two events officers for London and the South. She is really excited to be working in this area, being brought up in Dorset and then heading off to University in Southampton, she is a southerner through-and-through! Whilst Issy was at Southampton University she spent 2 years on the RAG Committee, firstly as Campaigns Officer and then in her final year, as President. During her term, Issy led Southampton RAG to their highest total ever, raising over £200,000, and had one the largest number of Challenge Participants heading out all over the world. If being in her final year and being RAG President wasn’t enough, Issy was also the Vice-Chair for the RAG Conference Committee, helping design and run the national RAG Conference in Southampton. Although a proud Southerner, Issy has spent a large amount of time travelling solo around the world, particularly working and spending time with children from a diverse range of backgrounds. It has been these experience with children which drew Issy to Childreach, as she has witnessed first-hand the importance of hygiene and education for children. Changing the lives of children around the world is one of Issy’s passions, alongside Harry Potter and a good nature documentary (big up David Attenborough!).
Jess graduated in 2015 from Newcastle University with a degree in Psychology. She was involved in RAG at Newcastle in second year as a committee member, and then in her final year as RAG Officer. As RAG Officer, Jess changed RAG from a Part Time Officer run position, to being a society. Changing the way RAG operates has been instrumental in helping to shape what RAG at Newcastle is today. After graduating, Jess worked for the Students’ Union at Newcastle for a year, organising events, campaigns and conferences. When the job came up at Childreach International, Jess knew it was the one for her because she is passionate about student fundraising and even more passionate about living in Newcastle, so being regionally based was perfect! Jess’ favourite Childreach International project is the Endangered Gender Project in India because she has campaigned for women’s rights in the past. Jess is originally from Lancashire, she’s partial to a gluten free snack and her dog is called Bailey (Bayley).
Luke is the Events Officer for the Northwest, where he’s lived most of his life. Luke graduated this summer with a 2:1 in History from the University of Cambridge, where he battled with the reality of the city only having one Greggs and, perhaps more importantly, got involved with student Fundraising. In his third year, he coordinated the University RAG’s biggest single fundraiser, Jailbreak; and worked as a videographer. During his time at uni he also edited Cambridge’s biggest student paper, got involved in student politics and swam in the backwaters of the comedy scene. Luke first encountered Childreach last year as part of the Cambridge RAG, and was impressed by their ethos of intelligent, sustainable development in aid of some of the world’s most vulnerable children. Luke was also impressed by the self-confidence boost he saw in his friends who took on the challenges as they overcame obstacles and pushed themselves further than they thought they could, and looks forward to helping loads of other students go through the same journey. Luke enjoys playing music, photography, juggling and making terrible jokes. His favourite colour is purple and he has a dog.
Mitzi graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2013 with an MA in Mental Philosophy, where she first got involved with Childreach as a voluntary fundraiser in 2008. The cause was something she had always felt passionately about and this was the perfect opportunity to have an active part in supporting it. Finally, after years of helping others to go on their once-in-a-lifetime adventures, Mitzi took the plunge and signed up to take on her own challenge, a 700km cycle from Vietnam to Cambodia in 2013. Mitzi's crowning fundraising moment was organising a Swap Shop with a fellow fundraiser that involved local businesses, got the backing of the local newspaper, and ended up raising £1,500. After a couple of years in the working world, Mitzi returned to the Childreach family as a Team Leader for the Great Wall of China challenge, recruiting 22 participants and coaching them to their fundraising targets. Having her foot back in the Third Sector, and seeing the growth of her fundraisers over the year, Mitzi felt that pull to have a career that made a difference to people’s lives. When the opportunity to work with the charity she had such a great connection with presented itself she grabbed it with both hands, and the rest they say is history. Mitzi is a total travel addict, acting lover, and regular show go-er, her favourite catch line is “You never know I might be on your trip next summer”, and to be honest it wouldn’t surprise me if she was!
Tanzania
Address
Gala Road
P.O Box 2139
Moshi
Tanzania
Telephone
+255 272 753682
Sheila's role includes leadership, strategic management, financial management, human resources, governance support and to ensure the development and sustainability of the organisation. She has an MBA in Human Resources Management and a Bachelors degree in Business Administration.
Terry's role involves ensuring that all funds received are used and allocated accordingly. Her other duties include account preparation, budget monitoring and donor reporting.
Emmanuel manages various school improvement projects, manages and co-implements programmatic work with KWIECO, a local partner organisation in a pastoral community, and leads our school farming programme. The school farming programme has given Emmanuel particular expertise with parent engagement and maximising community participation in projects. He holds a Bachelors degree in Rural Development
Before being appointed as Programmes Officer, Goodluck was working as Programmes Intern at Childreach Tanzania. He graduated from the University of Dodoma in July 2013 with a Bachelor of Education in Policy, Planning and Management. His role at Childreach Tanzania is to implement, monitor and evaluate projects. In his free time he enjoys listening to music and watching international news channels.
Sekeyi used to work as a radio presenter at local radio station Kili FM. In her role at as Project Coordinator, Sekeyi manages all My School My Voice activities, including identifying schools, designing, planning and implementing projects, as well as monitoring, evaluating and reporting on projects. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication.
Charles' main duties are to oversee all the logistics for Tanzania Futurebuilds and Climb Kilimanjaro for Kids. He has a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Development and an Advanced Diploma in Gender and Development.
Starting as an intern in 2014, Rama now supports our work with deaf youth at the Ghona Vocational Training Centre and Njiapenda School
Previously to joining Childreach Tanzania, Graides was an accountant for World Vision in Arusha, Tanzania for 9 years. She is our Finance Officer for Maisha Bora project and manages the implementation of financial activities and the project’s budget. Graides has an Advanced Diploma in Accounting. In her spare time, Graides enjoys reading novels, watching television and cooking.
Mercy is responsible for ensuring that the nutrition component of the Maisha Bora programme is properly implemented. Before joining Childreach Mercy worked for World Education Inc./Bantwana as a Senior Nutrition Technical Field Officer on the Pamoja Tuwalee project. Mercy has a Masters in Nutrition and Rural Development from Ghent in Belgium. She enjoys reading, taking part in sports and cooking.
Nathan is a professional sign language interpreter in our Deaf Education Development Programme. His main roles include teaching sign language to deaf children, parents of the deaf children and youth. Before he started working with Childreach Tanzania Nathan worked with federation for people with disability in Mwanza region. He has certificate on sign language interpreter and experience of 18 years working with people with disabilities.
Zerida is a Nutrition Officer for the Maisha Bora project and provides technical support on nutrition issues for pregnant and lactating woman and children under 5. Previously, Zerida worked as a Nutrition Officer for a USAID funded project at Faraja Trust Fund in Morogoro Municipal and Mvomero District. Zerida holds a Masters in Human Nutrition from Sokoine University. Zerida enjoys singing gospel music, reading novels and playing netball.
Blanca helps with the office cleaning and cooking. Her hobbies include listening to music and watching TV.
Nepal
Address
Shree Durbar Tole
Patan Dhoka
Lalitpur Kathmandu
Nepal
Telephone
+977 1 5520374, 5543179
Urgen's passion lies in adding value to the community and helping children. All of our child protection programmes are carefully monitored and nurtured by him. He is also interested in agriculture and social entrepreneurship, whilst passionately fighting against the trafficking of girls in Nepal.
Simone has a key role in the organisation which includes financial planning, budgeting and monitoring, financial controlling and reporting, and fund management. She is also responsible for looking after all HR-related issues, including recruitment, employee engagement and professional development and guidance. Simone loves meeting people from other organisations and enjoys a long cycle ride or drive.
Prateek is the face of My School My Voice Nepal and the Sports Initiative, and is the catalyst for its success. He constantly seeks new training to expand his knowledge and better implement the programmes. He is sincere, hardworking and believes in his cause.
Currently doing his Masters degree in education, Roshan believes in impacting policy and is very focused on qualitative and quantitive data to assess our impact in Nepal. He has recently completed a 6 month secondment at the Ministry of Education with Dr. Lava Deo Awasti where he supported in impacting policy level after grass roots needs assessments.
I’m Manisha from Ilam, an eastern hilly region of Nepal, and now living in Kathmandu. After completing my MBA in Human Resources Management and having worked in the corporate sector, I wanted to change my career and wanted to work for the humanitarian cause, especially among women and children. Hence, I ended up studying Post Graduate course in Women’s Studies. After completing the PDG, I had a short stint of work with Help Age International, where I basically assisted on Human Resources department during the time of the earthquake in Nepal. I joined Childreach Nepal as an Intern and now have been working closely with Early Childhood Development Centres as Programme Coordinator. It is fascinating to be with our students at the centre. I’m looking forward to contributing more to the overall development of the children that Childreach Nepal work with.
Rashmi is a trained nurse, and she has tailored our heath programmes to put schools at the heart of community development. She also works with the teachers in our Science Initiative to demonstrate how science and health are linked. She believes in service towards humanity. During the earthquake in 2015, she was in Sermathang, where she helped to deliver her first baby without medical support and provided first aid to a village of 200 people.
After demonstrating her skills, commitment and leadership as an intern during the earthquake, Anamika now successfully coordinates the construction of our new classrooms in Sindhupalchowl. She is amazing in the field and works tirelessly to ensure that children can return to education.
Having just finished her undergraduate degree, Mandira is passionate about learning and knowledge creation. She runs both our Graduate Student Research Grant and Students in Community initiative with verve and commitment.
Nibedita has completed her masters and is now currently studying her M. Phil in Education. She writes our reports and manages the Nepali communications because she loves to write. She is also a talented researcher. She is an invaluable voice when constructing programme methodology regarding education, in particular early childhood development.
Prabin works in our Operations team and is passionate about technology. As a highly skilled technician, he believes strongly in structured systems and is constantly working to make the Nepali office more effective. He is energetic, focused and keeps the office supplied with endless snacks.
India
Address
G3, Delhi Blue Apartments
Near Safdarjung Hospital Beside JPN Apex Trauma Centre
Main Ring road New Delhi 29
India
Telephone
+91 11 41042237, 26164960