The charity is based in Gilgil, Kenya, and currently operates under the name Sanata Charitable Trust (in the process of changing to Restart Africa). It consists of a Children’s Centre and four community based projects.  

Key personnel include:

Executive Director – Mary Coulson MBE

Programme Manager – Marvine Gaye

Financial Controller – Sarah Njogu

Projects, Infrastructure and Administration – Luke Ndolo



The Sanata Charitable Trust (UK) provides oversight of the Kenya operation and co-ordinates fundraising (registered with the UK Charity Commission, charity number 1132766).  It is a Company Limited by Guarantee (company number 6999163).  The registered office is 58 Trinity Street, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury SY3 7PQ UK.  The charity is administered in Kenya by The Sanata Charitable Trust (Kenya) who work closely with the UK Trust.

UK Trustees

Chris Conway (Chairman)

Giles Bell
Geoff Davies
Susie Dowdall
Tim Maunder
James Plastow
Mark Sowerby

Kenya Trustees

Bernard Kiragu (Chairman)

David Githanga
Peter Kinyanjui
Hanif Rajan

Chris Conway and James Plastow (in attendance)