Every one of us thanks every one of you who makes VisionZambia possible.
Susan (Chair) was born in London but lived in Sri Lanka and Washington, as her father was involved in international development as an economist. After a career in educational publishing and teaching history in secondary schools, Sue became a trainer with Psychology of Vision. She is particularly drawn to supporting the Linda Open Community School and the women’s groups.
Patricia was born in Kingston, Jamaica and came to the UK in the early 1960s. She trained as a nurse then switched careers to become an air stewardess, which took her to Africa on many occasions. More recently, Patricia set up her own practice as a natural therapist. She is passionate about ‘friends helping friends’ to make life more comfortable for the Linda community.
Ruthie has mostly worked in education in the UK, specialising in emotional wellbeing and Mindfulness meditation. She is now teaching Mindfulness in a hospice in Wiltshire where she lives. She has been a volunteer with the Samaritans for many years, and feels passionately about providing support for young people around their emotional and mental health. She found her first visit to Zambia in February 2017 inspiring and has seen the difference that VisionZambia makes in Linda township.
David was born and raised in London, but with a passion for travelling and seeing all corners of the world. He has worked in marketing for over 10 years across a number of industries including software companies and financial services. David has joined VisionZambia to support the great work the team are doing by employing his skills in data driven marketing and communications to help make a difference for those who need it most.
Jeff was born in Kenya and has a passion for Africa. He has been a trainer with Psychology of Vision for over 25 years. With his wife Sue he is the author of several books, and he lectures all over the world. Jeff was also closely involved in bringing clean water to Linda and is delighted to note the resulting profound drop in deaths from diseases born from dirty water.
Georgia is a textile designer and artist with a passion for finding pattern in natural forms. Born and raised in Africa she moved to Florence to study Art. Whilst working as a commission artist in Cape Town, Botswana and Zambia she also taught her own creativity programme for teenagers. She moved to London in 2003 and now runs a stone business with her partner Mark in Whitstable, Kent. She is interested in all people being given the opportunity to learn creatively, appreciates ingenuity and sustainable systems and has a deep love for Africa, nature and people.
Sandra Ndona Kasonso
Sandra was born in Kitwe, Zambia but has been living in Lusaka since she was four years old. She is passionate about social entrepreneurship, educating less privileged children, and empowering women by either providing a source of income for them through her social business, Magic Hands of Africa or providing them with interest free loans to invest in their small businesses. She currently works full time for an education technology company that uses technology to provide quality education for primary school going children.
John (Coordinator, Zambia) founded Light of Hope Care in Linda, which runs nutrition and infant feeding programmes. He also works with local volunteers to deliver an outreach service to the old and vulnerable in the community. John manages the male and female football teams supported by VisionZambia, helping to keep the young people away from drink and drugs and he also provides support to the local women’s groups.
Ghika (Project Manager UK) has a background in educational charities and has recently moved into project management. Her working life has focussed on improving communications between organisations and their audiences and she will be using this experience to support the Trustees of Vision Zambia.