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.
Edward joined Childreach International as a Student Fundraising Manager in 2015 before going on to become the Challenge Events Manager in 2016, and then Head of Events in 2017. Edward was heavily involved with fundraising at University whilst studying Political Science at the University of Birmingham. He was involved with Carnival RAG from 2011-15 (and part of the team that won RAG of the Year 2015!) as well as being on the committee of NaSFA (National Student Fundraising Association) from 2013-2015 serving as Chair 2014-2015. When he isn’t working he indulges in his passions of travelling, theatre and politics. To contact Edward, please email Edward.Sainsbury@Childreach.org.uk
Robin joined Childreach International in September 2014, taking the lead in operations management and HR. Robin brings many years of leadership and management experience with the belief that everyone is capable of greatness and encourages others to realise their full potential. He loves nature, photography and Cornwall.
Bhawna has been working at Childreach International since 2009 and is responsible for the charity's accounts, budget variances management reports, bank reconciliations, running the payroll process, filing statutory returns such as VAT, gift aid and annual Corporation Tax returns and assists in our audit process. Her outside interests include spending time with her two-year-old son, solving Sudoku puzzles and cooking curries.
Dan joined Childreach International as a Student Fundraising Manager in 2014 after graduating from the University of York with a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. A big football fan, Dan avidly supports his hometown team, Liverpool FC. In his spare time, Dan can be found playing sport, visiting his nephews or catching up with friends. To contact Dan, please email dan.ashcroft@childreach.org.uk
Chris graduated from the University of York in 2014 doing a BSc in Film and Television production. Chris got involved in many an event or society including RAG, a highlight being that Chris wore a onesie for a whole week to raise money. (It was washed and only had to be worn outside of his room so it wasn't slept in!). Chris was then elected as a representative for the Students' Union in York where he oversaw the 190+ societies, 16 volunteering projects and their RAG. Chris took on his own Challenge for Childreach in 2016 cycling 540km across India, finishing at the Taj Mahal. Having got involved he realised that the charity really spoke to him and his values and so applied to be a Challenge Officer which he excitingly got accepted as! Chris also performs as a mind reader (think Derren Brown) and has a passion for any sort of performance. Guaranteed to cry at sad films and Matilda the musical.
I support the fundraising efforts of our student volunteers around the UK. Having just finished my A Levels, and looking forward to attending Manchester University next year to study Geography, this apprenticeship is something I will thoroughly enjoy and learn a lot from. Outside of work I enjoy watching a wide range of TV series such as Game of Thrones, The Flash and Orange is the New Black. Furthermore I am a passionate supporter of Liverpool Football Club, and love showcasing my awful dance moves.
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