Who we are
We are a group of like minded women who share the same vision – to help empower and enrich the lives of those we support so they are assured a brighter future. Established since 2017, KindheART has grown in both scope and scale, with our Art and Culture events reaching adults across London and our charitable grants reaching several projects across Africa and India.
Founder, Chair & Trustee
Growing up in a large family taught me the value of giving and sharing, and instilled in me the importance of being compassionate and putting others first from a very young age.
KindheART was born out of my desire to do something to help the children I saw and met in Africa who are either disabled, orphaned or just too poor to afford basic necessities. They have so little and yet they are always smiling , always sharing the little they have. They live in hope that some day their future will be brighter. It was that hope that I saw in their eyes that made me want to do something to help make a difference. I feel very strongly that everyone, no matter rich or poor, everyone has the right to education, everyone has the right to look forward to a brighter future.
My love for the Arts and for educating myself on the Arts (which I felt I missed out on whilst growing up in Kenya) led me to start organising curated events which brought the Arts to everyone who had the same passion for learning . I firmly believe that we have found a unique way to learn whilst giving something back to those who need it most. Thank you to everyone who supports KindheART in this wonderful vision we have of changing lives and making a difference where it matters most.
Treasurer & Trustee
Having spent my childhood in Africa & India, I was always aware of the poverty and hardship around me.
During my 50 years of living in the UK, I have been passionate about fundraising for various charities.
I feel privileged to have been given this opportunity by KindheART to make a difference to childrens lives whilst promoting art and culture. Together with our enthusiastic team members and the support of art lovers, I hope we we will together achieve our vision.
Public Relations & Trustee
Legal Counsel & Trustee
Co-Founder & Trustee
I’ve been able to help some of these less fortunate souls over the years but am now proud to be a cofounding member of this wonderful organisation, KindHeART.
KindHeART, a project I am deeply passionate about, is not an act of altruism for me, but helps me combine my love for art with being able to help people in need through thoughtful fundraising.
After an 18 month hiatus due to ill health, it is so wonderful to be reconnected with KindHeART and the causes this foundation supports.
We are extremely grateful to all our generous supporters who contribute financially as well as intellectually to our causes.
How KindheART is helping
- Kindheart’s focus during 2019 has been to provide education for Orphans who cannot attend school anymore due to the loss of one or more parent through HIV. We are proud to report that with your generous donations we have sponsored a total of 51 orphans through primary education. These children are from two orphanages in Kenya which are personally known to us.
- We are helping disabled children stay in school by the provision of specialised wheelchairs and access to the Jaipur Foot programme – We are proud to have donated 55 wheelchairs to disabled children and those suffering from cerebral palsy.
- We are helping young women to obtain an uninterrupted education by donating sanitary towels so that they don’t miss up to 5 days of school as a result of having to be confined to their homes during their monthly cycle.
- We are supporting the poorest and neediest children and helping them stay in school.
- We are brightening the lives of children with life threatening illnesses.
Did you know?
- There are roughly 153 million Orphans worldwide at the moment and 52 million are in Africa.
- Schools practise widespread discrimination against children with disabilities in enrolment decisions.
- Many schools in the developing world are not equipped to teach disabled children, and stigma against those with learning difficulties pervades many societies.
- There are still some 59 million primary-age children and 65 million adolescents out of school – Unicef.
Donation so far
- £5,500 to the NHS
- £4000 to Noahs Ark