Who we are
Karibuni Children is a UK registered charity which operates exclusively in Kenya. Our aim is to raise awareness about the plight of children living on the streets and in the slums in areas of urban and rural poverty in Kenya; and to raise money to support projects to meet their needs.
Founded 26 years ago, the charity has an annual turnover of about £300,000 and presently supports 13 projects, each locally managed by Methodist Church in Kenya. We sponsor approximately 700 children from the poorest of backgrounds throughout their education from Nursery school to Tertiary education.
In the UK the charity is run principally by volunteers, a Board of Trustees drawn from a variety of backgrounds, a loyal band of supporters, supported by two part time staff.
We are now looking to recruit a Trustee who has proven marketing and communications expertise, ideally in the charitable sector, who can help us to move to the next level through a co-ordinated and imaginative communications strategy.
Historically many of our supporters have come via face to face communications. Although we have published newsletters and have had a website for many years (and are about to seek tenders to create a new one) we recognise there is potential for us to make more effective use of emerging technology. We still see conventional communications as important, but think there is opportunity to develop our social media presence, so putting our case in front of new audiences.
In making appointments to our Board, we are looking for Trustees who will enrich our governance by bringing different perspectives and experiences as well as enhancing the diverse nature of our team.