TABS Kenya trustees
All the work we do in TABS Kenya is lead and directed by our Kenyan partners – TABS Kenya. This is our sister charity on the ground in Kenya and the board is made up of 3 of the most inspirational people we know. Luke, George and Simon already worked tirelessly in other communities and on other projects before we came together as a team.
Reverend Simon Kamande is a Vicar for a large parish in Nairobi and is the Secretary and Trustee of TABS Kenya. He spent time studying with LMI (Logos Ministries International) in Belfast and has known Kath Farmer for some years through links with LMI. He has been a trustee since the charity was registered as an NGO in 2009, has a great sense of humour and back catalogue of bad jokes.
Luke Jakoywa is a Pastor and the founder and head of Sheepcare community project in the slum of Kayole in Nairobi. He is a very proactive and enterprising individual and has been a supporter of TABS form the very beginning. Rachel Sanders first met him in 2002 on her first trip to Kenya and they have developed a close faith based working relationship ever since. He has overseen the development of the project in Kayole from a tin shack to a large community service, educating children in both primary and secondary education as well as providing support to families in the slum. Luke is the Chair of TABS Kenya.
George Karuku is the managing director of Steenbok Safari’s who provide Safari services in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. He is also an elder of his Church in Ruiru outside of Thika. We first met George when he provided the transport and drivers for our volunteer trip in 2009, he was so interested in TABS and what we are doing in the Kiandutu that he quickly became a friend and great supporter of the Charity and is now the a trustee and Treasurer of TABS Kenya. George oversees the coordination of our volunteer and monitoring trips and provides us with safe travel and transport.
Head teacher : Rufus
Rufus is a very charismatic and lively head teacher. His energy is felt throughout the school and he the children adore him.
Giving out bibles we bought over from the UK
The two gentlemen on the left are from the Vision and Victory church who are a local church also supporting the project. In the middle is our school manger Ian Mwiti, next to him Terry Falmer from All Saints Church in Bedworth were the bibles came from and on the far right is Patrick the Pastor and care taker for the school.
The most important people
The most important people, the cooks Jane and Lucy. No one can learn on an empty stomach.