My name is Hannah and I am one of the co-founders of Tehila Trust. I am passionate about justice and seeing an end to child cruelty and abuse. I am particularly passionate about listening to children and enabling their involvement in decisions that affect their lives. I completed my Masters in Social Work in 2002 and since qualifying, have spent most of my career working with children in the field of advocacy, children’s rights, participation and protection. For the last four years I have been in Zambia, working with organisations and churches to make environments safer for children. My role is to manage the programmatic areas of Tehila. I love working in a cross cultural setting and learning about child protection and safeguarding in different contexts.
I have a passion for integral mission and am keenly interested in social justice. Since 1997 I have served as the National Coordinator of Micah Zambia, where I have run educational campaigns, anti poverty programs, anti corruption initiatives, anti human trafficking initiatives and mobilising church and community members to participate in local and national campaigns. I have a keen interest in Child Protection; I feel that not much is done in Zambia to protect children and therefore, I see the need to mobilize the church and wider community to participate in child protection programs. I am currently working on my second masters degree with the University of Kwazulu Natal in South Africa and my research is focussed on the Intergenerational Transmission of poverty in Zambia. I am married and have two children.
Hi I am Obet Simanyonge, I work in the Tehila office in Zambia as a Project Worker, involved in training the communities both within the urban and rural areas of Zambia on safeguarding children. I have an administrative role too for example, finance, shopping,and am also involved in visiting children at risk in the communities.
My passion is to serve God and to be the voice of the voiceless in my country and to bring hope both to the poor and the rich around the world. I have a heart for children and believe children have a right to be protected. Tehila is all about children. My dream is to be a leader of a church one day and continue working with children.
Has experience in strategic planning and organisation within church leadership, and currently volunteers in social justice projects in the local community.
A Chartered Financial Planner, handling investments and pensions, and serves as an Elder at Kerith Community Church. He is married to Penny and they have two teenage daughters.
A qualified lawyer, currently overseeing the Social Justice projects at Kerith Community Church, UK
Currently working for a global pharmaceutical company in the UK. Personal interests include producing short films, sports (watching and playing!), travelling and supporting Tehila.
We live and work in Bracknell and have been part of Kerith Community Church for 9 years. This where we met Sam and Hannah. We love it here and we love them and are privileged to be co-ordinating prayer requests and other communications on behalf of Tehila.