- Deanne BerarducciDeanne Berarducci
Deanne is lover of all things adventurous and outdoors, anything that gives her an adrenaline rush she will do at least once, sometimes twice. She loves to be challenged and actually thrives under pressure. However her true passion has and always will be working with and helping children. Ever since she was in her early teens all she wanted to do was move to Africa and help the children there. She’s made her dream come true. When she first came to Kenya in 2018 she fell in love with the people, the children and the country itself, she also saw a great need for help. Help that she feels is attainable and achievable in many different ways. She is a Teachers Aide and has a diploma in child psychology, and is going to use this to help make her dream a success. Her experience is management started when she was 25 managing a bar and since then she has managed, restaurants, liquor stores, offices and a Marina. She has traveled and volunteered in many different countries, including Vietnam, Nepal, Ecuador and the Philippines since 2012, and chose Kenya to make her new home and life.
- Johnson MumbiJohnson Mumbi
Johnson is a Kenyan and has a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Presbyterian University of East Africa. He has also studied Travel and Tourism at Bridge International College. He has worked as a chairman for various community-based organisations in Kenya. Johnson currently works for a Travel and Tourism company in Kenya and is willing and happy to start this new venture and give the children of Kenya a better life. Johnson is a diehard football (soccer) fan and proudly supports Arsenal!
- Claire HaddadClaire Haddad
Claire can often be found chasing the sun, new experiences and anything that shouts “adventure”. Her drive for this lifestyle saw her quickly swap the day to day 9-5 life for a virtual accounting firm which allows her to travel the world, expand her community and knowledge, a company which she shares with her father. Her passion lies with helping and collaborating with small businesses, and as a business owner and tax accountant she understands both clientele needs while helping business practices thrive. As a young adult, Claire started an NGO called hustle 4 humanity, where her passion for helping people extended to those less fortunate from a variety of different backgrounds and circumstances. She is very excited to be a part of the Because of ALL Children Matter team.
- Lindsay SteenhoekLindsay Steenhoek
Lindsay is 26 years old and recently graduated with an Honours Diploma in Business from Algonquin College. Completing the entire program online allowed her the flexibility to pursue her true passions – animals and travel. When she is not managing a horse showjumping stable, she is backpacking unique places all over the world. Lindsay spent the winter of 2018 volunteering at an orphanage in Kenya and not only fell in love with the country and culture, but humanitarianism as well. She as been trying to find ways to make a difference in the world ever since.
- Sebastian Arnold GaikSebastian Arnold Gaik
Sebastian, 29, is a natural networker and entrepreneur, having helped many people work on their startups and built several businesses from scratch himself. He has got over a decade of experience working in the hospitality industry – which is not a coincidence. Sebastian loves looking after people – which in conjunction with his business management skills has made him very successful in this field and allowed him to open his own consulting business by the age of 27. The hard work has never stood on the way to travel, experience the world and volunteer. Sebastian has been to 37 countries across 4 continents, having experienced many different cultures and making friends with people from different backgrounds. He has worked as a volunteer for a British Charity Organisation called ”Save the children” before finally making his way to Kenya in 2018 where he was actively involved with helping a local Orphanage with day to day tasks. Having experienced Kenya, Sebastian fell in love with the continent and made it his mission not to be another one-off voluntarist but instead keep in touch with the Orphanage and the people he has met in order to come up with a more sustainable way of helping the local communities.
- Salome DennySalome Denny
Salome grew up in the mountains of England’s National Park (The Lake District), so has always had a passion for nature and all living things. Mountain climbing and hiking has instilled a great sense of calm and patience but also a drive to be challenged. As a young child she felt it was deeply wrong that all children don’t always get to enjoy the same kind of beauties in life, out of no choice of their own. Out of this has grown a desire to treasure Human Rights, and a dream to help others wherever they are in the world. Salome attained a bachelor’s degree in Criminology & Sociology, however decided shortly after to travel to Nepal where she volunteered with children in orphanages for 3 months. She fell totally in love with the people, the language, the culture and most of all the children. She has never felt so happy: playing football with the kids and seeing the smiles on their faces. Since then she has decided to travel more, learn more and experience more. She has now achieved a Master’s degree in International Peace and Development to support her dream of helping others. She is currently working in Cumbria and volunteers some of her time in advocating Human Rights and spreading awareness about the global refugee crisis.
- Miriam KimaniMiriam Kimani
Miriam has a diploma in special needs education and has been a certified teacher since 1991. She is currently the main special needs teacher at Kimuchu Special Unit in Thika. Miriam enjoys reading novels, travelling and watching documentaries. Her ability to see the future for the children she teaches is what has drawn her to work with us and hopes that by doing so she will be giving back to the children in her country.
- Ginger PriceGinger Price
Ginger Price currently resides in Wasilla, Alaska. She is an artist, a musician, a wife and a mother. She has owned and operated her own business for almost ten years, all while raising four young children at home. She has a natural, deep love for children and adults with special needs. Ginger has over twenty years’ experience in this field and in addition to this, God has given her one biological daughter with special needs and one adopted daughter with special needs. She has always dreamed of spending time in an African Orphanage and for her 40th birthday, she gifted herself a dream trip to Kenya. As a result of her time in Africa, she has decided to return to school and pursue a Nursing Degree. She hopes her experience with the special need’s community, mixed with a career in nursing, will be able to provide better service opportunities around the world. She is committed to making Africa her second home and give her family unique opportunities in serving, that is not found in America. Ginger is thrilled to bring her experience to Because ALL Children Matter and feels it is an honour and privilege to be a part of such an incredible cause.
- Nadine AlboldNadine Albold
Nadine is 26 years old she currently lives in Germany and is working in a centre for child refugees in Munich. Her background and education is in Social Work, working with children and adults of all ages of all backgrounds and nationalities. She truly loves her job and doesn’t consider it a job when she is able to do the work that makes her happy.
Nadine loves working with children and experiencing different cultures! She has combined the two of them by volunteering in Kenya, Ireland and Japan so she gets the best of both worlds. She has been to Kenya 2 times, so far, for a total of 4 months and she can’t wait to come back to Kenya again. She really loved the whole Kenyan experience, the culture, the atmosphere and she says that the whole way of life in Kenya is magical.
I am so grateful to be part of Because ALL Children Matter, combining the two things that I love most just makes me the happiest person.
- Esther NjengaEsther Njenga
Esther is from Kenya, she has a certificate in beauty therapy from Pivot Point Beauty College. She operates a small business in Nairobi. She has engaged herself in community based organisations as a treasurer, she believes in helping the community and changing the view of the less fortunate of Kenya. Putting a smile on someone’s face is the greatest treasure you can ever give is how she lives her life, she also enjoys travelling.
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