Richard and his wife Denise co-founded the Giraffe Project after a family holiday to Kenya.
Richard is a senior teacher and has a deep understanding of how education systems work - including the environment in which young people learn best.
Richard is the Giraffe Project's Treasurer.
Denise is the driver behind our educational programmes. She is a lecturer and teacher in Maths and Physics a senior marker for the International Baccalaureate.
She is passionate about education, and ensuring each child is given the best possible start in life, because she knows education is the key to breaking the poverty cycle for the young people we serve.
Japheth has been a supporter of the Charity since our early days, and his gentle wisdom benefits all of us.
He is a fervent believer in what young people can accomplish given the right support, and he works tirelessly on their behalf.
Ian is the Chair of the Giraffe Project having previously served as marketing and communications director for the Charity. His role is to blend the rich talents and cultures of an increasingly international board into a first rate team, capable of bringing even more support to the poor children of Nairobi's slums
Vicky came across the Giraffe Project through her daughter’s school. She strongly believes in helping to provide equal opportunities for young people when it comes to education.
Vicky worked for the European Institutions for many years as a lawyer, also in the field of Agriculture. She is in charge of fundraising.
Beate joined the Giraffe board after making her dream come true to leave a busy executive post before retiring age and work as a coach, engage in a committed charity and pursue her many other interests. She now enjoys sharing her decades-long experience in managing people, projects and budgets to address poverty through education.
Jürgen joined the Giraffe board, having been a supporter of the Charity for many years.
Amongst many other activities, he helps manage the incredible support we have in Germany, and provides the Charity with sound business advice and practices in order to meet our goals more effectively.
Gesa is an agricultural economist who worked in international development before joining the European Commission. For Giraffe, she is coordinating our communications activities, aiming to keep everybody informed about the Charity's activities and developments in our sponsored schools.
Everything we do needs the support of our Nairobi office.
Lilian manages our finances with immense skill and dedication.
Liz is our local Sponsorship Officer. Her motto is "Everyone matters" and you see it in the way she relates to our students.