As it’s volunteer week, it seems fitting to acknowledge all the hard work that our trustees put into our organization. Right at the heart of our operation, our trustees utilize their wealth of skills and expertise to make sure we are moving in the right direction, helping us to make real positive change in the lives of young Zambians.
HELEN LEALE-GREEN – CEO (VOLUNTEER)
Helen has worked for many years with students from developing countries and founded Our Moon with the help of one of her former students. Helen’s vision is for Our Moon to open doors for Zambian students to access education and shape them into becoming young socially-conscious leaders who can drive forward their communities and continent. Helen is one of the inaugural members of the HALI Access Network, a group of like-minded organisations working with young Africans to help them access higher education opportunities at home and abroad. Helen has recently completed an MA in Education and International Development at UCL’s Institute of Education.
Vic has over ten years’ experience working in the education and non-profit sectors in the UK and internationally. She has a PGCE and a Masters in NGO Management. Vic has a comprehensive understanding of and respect for complex communities in African countries, having been involved with similar organisations since 2008. She is the Founder of an online support network of over 500 small NGOs and is currently the UK Director at Vision Africa. Vic says ‘I passionately believe in Our Moon’s work to support the futures of high-achieving, low-income students in Zambia. I am particularly passionate about working together with these young people to develop a generation of compassionate and socially conscious leaders that the world needs more than ever.’
Alan has over 40 years of experience in the securities and futures industries. Working for a number of city institutions, and latterly establishing his own compliance consultancy business, he gained a wealth of experience in financial, risk and corporate governance matters. As Our Moon’s Trustee, he believes education is essential for all young people to have real opportunities to improve themselves and their communities. Alan is also a trustee of a UK Academy of schools based in Thanet, Kent. He enjoys watching his sons playing sport (preferably in the sunshine!) and driving his 1965 Ford Mustang.
Walker was born in Zambia where he received his primary and secondary school education until 2005 when he moved to the UK. He is now a lawyer editing tax law reports and volunteering with Liberty, the civil liberties charity, on human rights queries. He became a trustee of Our Moon Education in 2016 seizing the opportunity to make a contribution to his home country and assist young people in Zambia. Walker has assisted Our Moon with fundraising initiatives and general governance guidance. He continues to look for more opportunities to assist the charity with raising funds to enable more young Zambians gain access to higher education.