Built by A Multi-racial Team

From our Trustees to Volunteers, Afrikindness is built by a team of likeminded individuals with the overall goal of teaching kindness to children.

Our People

Building a Kinder World

SUKWINDER BASSI

Trustee (Chair)

Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Non-Executive Director of UK Public and International school systems. Proven in delivering standards of excellence in school leadership, school improvement and business development. Committed to raising aspirations and transforming lives, particularly for the most vulnerable young people.

MANJINDER CACACIE

Trustee (Legal)

Manjinder is a trustee of Afrikindness. As a trustee, she is responsible for all the legal matters of the charity, ensuring that the charity operates within the law, follows good governance and remains accountable to its donors and beneficiaries. - Board Member - Operated at board level for 14 years in a range of roles including Chief Executive.

ADE BAMIGBOYE

Trustee (Digital)

Ade is the Founder of Mobile Flow. He is an Entrepreneurial Technology Consultant with CTO and Plc Board level experience. He has considerable experience of software and service oriented start-ups and entrepreneurial environments with proven ability to create / deliver innovative solutions and exploit new technologies to meet and enhance business requirements.

DR EDDY WIFA

Trustee (Research)

Dr. Wifa graduated from Rivers State University with a Second-Class Upper Degree and was subsequently called to the Nigerian Bar in 2012. He then proceeded to the University of Aberdeen where he completed both a Masters in Oil and Gas law (Distinction) and a PhD in “Offshore Marine Renewable Energy Risk Governance”.

ANN PALMER

Trustee (Education)

Ann Palmer has over 30 years experience in inner-city schools and established a background in leading and turning around schools in challenging circumstances. Her exposure within the wider aspects of education has been both broad and diverse. She held headship roles in large, culturally-diverse schools in both primary and secondary phases.

Joy Oballum

JOY OBALLUM

Trustee (Education)

Joy Oballum is a UCL graduate with a focus on Education and Health Promotion. She has applied her skills in statistics and database management to shape educational and youth development projects worldwide. A dedicated member of the Royal Commonwealth Society and OECD Forum, Joy is passionate about driving educational reform and social protection in Africa.

MARA MAKONI

Trustee (Strategy & Partnership)

Mara is currently a Consultant at PA Consulting working within their Complex Systems group. She has international experience (USA, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, SA) and over 10 years of professional experience in operational monitoring and due diligence, advisory across sustainable development, renewable energy and transport.

TOLU OWOLABI

Trustee (Finance, Strategy & Partnership)

Tolu Owolabi is a seasoned professional with over 18 years of professional experience across three different continents holding roles in both technical and commercial functions with comprehensive exposure to the technical, strategic, financial and operational sides of running organisations both in the public and private sectors.

BUNMI OWOLABI

Trustee (CEO)

Bunmi Owolabi is a chartered chemical engineer with the Institute of Chemical engineers (IChemE). She holds a Masters in Chemical Process Engineering from the University College London and has over 15 years’ experience working in the Oil and Gas and Air separation industry.

Education

Alice Crawford

Education & Curriculum Specialist

MALEEHA RASHEED

Education & Curriculum Specialist

SOPHIA OVONLEN

Education Team Lead

BETHANY HARRIS

Education Specialist

Communications

Jerry Ebinum

Design and IT Specialist

HELEN YU-WEN CHIU

Communications & Podcast

IBIDAPO OLADIPUPO

Media Team Lead

Joelle Eyeson

Content & Blog Writer

NIKKI STENSON

Head Communications & Marketing

Parent

Peace George

Podcast Host & Parent Lead

DR PEDI OBANI

Parent Lead

Research

Dr Mariya Omoniyi

Deputy Research Director

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