Who we are

David Pearson - Chairman

David Pearson is a retired Senior Manager from the Planning and Highways department of Norfolk County Council. David’s initial contact with Kenya began in 2000 when he became involved with supporting a children’s home in Kisumu, subsequently becoming the Chairman of the organisation. 

David is a compassionate man, who has worked with children over the past 30 years in the UK and Kenya. His project management background has enabled SAGEinKENYA to become an established and well respected organisation in Kenya.

Lesley Pearson 

Lesley Pearson is a retired Norfolk primary school teacher who has been connected with charity work in Kenya since 2004. Lesley’s regular visits to Kenya have made her aware of the inequalities in the opportunities available to girls in education and she realised that supplying sanitary towels and underwear is a very cost effective way of helping girls to remain in school and raise their educational standard. She is passionate about the work of SAGEinKENYA.

Gerald Barnes

Gerald Barnes is a farmer born and bred in Norfolk where he how runs his own farming business. Gerald has previously been a trustee of a children’s home in Kenya and has a heart to help young people meet their full potential. He has a generous spirit and puts this into practice in every project that he gets involved in, in an uncomplicated way. He is fully committed to seeing SAGEinKENYA continue to grow to help more and more girls.

Sarah Barnes 

Sarah Barnes works alongside her husband Gerald in their farming business in Norfolk. Sarah has been involved with childrens, youth and young adults work in the UK over many years and has a passion for each young person to fulfil their own individual potential in life. She first visited Kenya in 2006 with Gerald and immediately fell in love with the country and its people. As a trustee with SAGEinKENYA she wants to help as many girls as possible break out from the cycle of poverty which holds them back.  

Bruno Peek OBE, LVO, OPR

Bruno Peek O.B.E has just been made a Lieutenant of The Royal Victorian Order by Her Majesty the Queen for his part in organising her Diamond Jubilee celebrations in his role as Pageantmaster. Bruno lives in Norfolk with his wife Moira and for the past 25 years has had involvement with fundraising for projects in Kenya.  Charity work has always been close to his heart and as a trustee of SAGEinKENYA he looks forward to being able to make a difference to the lives of as many girls as possible.  

SUPPORTING AFRICAN GIRLS IN EDUCATION (SAGE): NGO BOARD

Reverend Benjamin Ochieng - Chairman

Reverend Benjamin Ochieng (Chairman) brings a wealth of experience from his pastoral and spiritual background having worked for over 20 years with Disciple of Mercy Ministries. He is a respected member of society sitting on a number of boards including Nehemiah International where he is also currently involved. A fully-fledged building contractor he oversees the work of SAGE. Ben was born in Siaya County in the west of Kenya and holds a Diploma in Theology from Rhema training Centre – Australia.

As the Chairman of the Board he is charged with the responsibility of overseeing the development of the organisation in meeting its goals and objectives.

Peter Raburu - Treasurer

Peter Raburu, the Treasurer, is a former senior administrator having worked in the Kenyan government for over 30 years. He carries with him a much needed resource for the organisation and sits on our board. Peter served in the government rising from the rank of a district officer to that of Provincial Commissioner managing the security of the regions that he headed on behalf of the President.  He also serves in his local church as a lay preacher. He holds a degree in both administration and theology. He is a very important part of our team.

James Osteen Bosse - Secretary

James Osteen Bosse is the secretary to the organisation and oversees the day to day operations of the organisation, he has been involved in helping young people since 1995 having worked in various NGOs holding different positions. Having actively been involved with AMREF Kenya during the post-election violence of 2007 – 2008 he saw the need first hand and brings in experience spanning over a decade of working with children.  James holds a Higher Diploma in Counselling Psychology with a certificate in theology. He is part of our team and ensures the day to day operations of the organisation are carried out efficiently and effectively. He is also responsible for delivering the project personally into the schools.