Mission Statement

The aim of Wamumbi Orphan Care Foundation is to relieve the charitable needs of orphans and vulnerable children and their guardians in Wamumbi Orphan Care in Central Province of Kenya by such ways as the trustees think fit.

The Team

1. Chief Executive and Chairperson

Genevieve Lamond

After studying for a degree in Anthropology at Lampeter University, Genevieve went on to do an MSc in International Natural Resource Development at Bangor University in North Wales. While carrying out fieldwork for her thesis on coffee agroforest systems in 2007, Genevieve lived in Kangema town in the Central Highlands of Kenya for three months and became well acquainted with the local area. Since that time, she has revisited the area many times through research projects and has made good friendships there. After recognising a need within the community due to a high level of orphaned children, she co-founded Wamumbi Orphan Care with her colleague Martha in 2010 and they soon teamed up with others who had a similar vision and work ethic to ensure projects meet the needs of the target community. She then set up a UK based organisation to support the work of Wamumbi Orphan Care in Kenya and, in 2013, there was a name change to recognise the separate identity and role that Wamumbi Orphan Care Foundation plays.

2. Secretary

Angharad Stockwell

After studying for a degree in Classics at University College London, and a post graduate degree in Medieval Archaeology at the University of York, Angharad moved to north Wales in 2008 to start her career as an Historic Environment Record Archaeologist at Gwynedd Archaeological Trust.  Angharad has been involved with Wamumbi Orphan Care in a small way for a number of years in a fundraising capacity in the UK and became a trustee in 2015.  She has helped to organise crafting and jewellery making afternoons, where people have come together to share skills and raise funds for our projects in Kenya by making jewellery to sell at local craft markets and charity events. Angharad is dedicated to helping Wamumbi Orphan Care Foundation realise its charitable aims and long term goals for the families we support in Kangema through our local partnership with Wamumbi Orphan Care.

3. Treasurer

Gareth Williams joined us in 2015 and lives in Stoke-on-Trent. He is an experienced fundraiser.

 

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News

October 2018

This month we received a wonderful donation of solar lights from Jaguar Land Rover, enough for all our children and guardians. This will make a huge difference - it means the children can study in the evenings and other chores can be done much more easily after it gets dark.

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