WHO WE ARE
The Gift of Grace Education Project is a charity based in Wales in the UK. Its aim is to provide education and meals to underprivileged children in Africa. It was founded by Dr Grace Kerry and is currently supported by a committee of 8 trustees.
The Gift of Grace Education Project works with the local community in Delta State in Nigeria to aid and support disadvantaged children between the ages of 5 and 12 with special emphasis (though not exclusively) on female children whose education is more usually neglected.
The charity provides free supplementary education, classroom resources, books and cooked meals to children on a weekly basis. The Gift of Grace Education Project is a registered UK Charity - No 1155144.
Dr Grace Kerry - Executive Director
Grace Kerry cares deeply about children's education and witnessing the devastating poverty and difficulties that children face in rural areas in Nigeria and other parts of sub-Saharan Africa, she was inspired to set up the Gift of Grace Education Project. The charity is founded on the principle that to provide a child with a good education is to give that child the best possible start in life. She believes it is through the provision of good education that we can best help to alleviate poverty in Africa and throughout the world.
Grace Kerry has taught at all academic levels both in the UK and overseas. She qualified as an Educational Psychologist, and specialist in Special Educational Needs. She currently runs an independent on-line Educational Consultancy. Her personal belief is "to love is to serve".
Grace is an Ambassador for Peace for the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) whose largest donor is the United Nations.
Sue O'Hare - Chair
Sue O'Hare is a retired Methodist Minister and is passionate about children's education. Sue has been active throughout her ministry in school work and hopes that this will continue.
She is particularly concerned about the gender imbalance in schooling in certain parts of the world. Sue believes that all children have a basic human right to a good quality education in order that they may reach their full potential and be able to formulate good choices throughout their lives.
She is an enthusiastic trustee of the Gift of Grace Education Project and committed to the work it sets out to achieve.
Marhea Blankson has twenty years' experience working in the areas of education and training and six years working in the third sector. Her experiences include managing a busy charity in a deprived area that provides training for adults and play experiences for children.
Nduka Okoh has many years' experience in international volunteering, starting out as a development worker in the charity sector and then was trustee for many years in another Welsh charity. He believes very strongly in education as a means of empowering children in Africa, so welcomed the opportunity to try and make a difference through the Gift of Grace Education project. Aside from volunteering, he is currently a Computer Analyst with a large telecoms company.
Peter Richards is an active member of a Methodist church in Cardiff, South Wales. He has been involved in youth work for many years which has been both challenging and rewarding. Peter feels privileged to be a trustee of the Gift of Grace Project which will provide education and nutritious food to deprived children in rural Nigeria.
- Dike Okoh - Lecturer at Mary Ward Centre, London.
- Rose Omu - Was Vice Principal of Federal Girls College in Benin City, Nigeria for many years and was Deputy Registrar at the University of Benin.
Beverley Humphreys - is a BBC Radio presenter, operatic and jazz singer, classical music presenter,
writer and inspirational speaker. She is chair of many mental health and homeless charities.
- The Rt. Revd Dr Peter Onekpe - Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Ika, Nigeria
- The Agape Group, Delta state, Nigeria. Co-ordinator- Ven. Jonathan Adudu