The Lullaby Africa team

Leaders in the UK

The charity is governed by its trustees.

  • Jane Aslet
    • Jane is a qualified Nursery Nurse (National Nursery Examination Board) and has worked in various child care settings including a Neonatal Unit. She currently works as a Special Needs Assistant in an infant school. Previously, Jane has been chair of two child related charities.
  • Carol Davies
    • Carol is a qualified teacher (BA Hons PGCE), who spent many years teaching in multicultural primary schools in London. She also worked for the Africa/Middle East Group of a major international charity. Later she spent twelve years as the Special Educational Needs Coordinator in a Surrey Primary School. Now retired, she uses her skills to help those who find primary education a challenge.
  • Helen Howes
    • Helen is a qualified Play Therapist,  Counsellor [MBACP] and teacher, and  has worked with children for over 38 years.  She founded Lullaby Africa and has visited  Kenya and Uganda numerous times teaching women to bond with their babies.
  • Maggie Mountifield
    • Maggie has worked as a deputy playgroup supervisor, midwife and most recently as a nurse. She volunteers at The Ark – her church’s toddler group. She has two grown-up children and is enjoying being a grandmother.
  • Helen Revans
    • Helen is a qualified primary school teacher (BEd. Sci) and is currently working as a childminder. Over the past 25 years Helen has worked as a children’s and youth worker at her local church.
  • Isobel Tutt-Leppard
    • An experienced charity fund-raiser, events organiser and administrator, Isobel has worked for Tenovus, RADAR and Winchester YMCA. She also spent a decade in management positions with the NHS in London. Isobel is also a partner in 360 integrated PR.

Lullaby Africa teaching is delivered by a large number of volunteers, who use teaching materials developed specifically for an African setting by the charity’s founder, Helen Howes.

Leaders in Africa

Day to day operations in Africa are coordinated by the charity’s local leaders, who support and visit the local Lullaby Africa groups in their area. The charity is also grateful for the services of its local translators, drivers, church leaders and guest house managers, who make the trips possible.

  • Reverend Jackline Nyiragakizaj – Kisoro Leader – Jackline has been working with us since 2014. She is vicar of a large parish on the outskirts of Kisoro and is married with two children.
  • Reverend Venaida Ainomugisha – Kisoro Leader – Venaida joined the growing Kisoro team in 2017. She is married to a fellow vicar and they have three children.
  • Enid Kiviiri – Kampala Leader – Enid has recently helped us launch our work in Kampala. She is married to the Reverend Herbert and they run a large parish in one of the poorest areas of Uganda’s capital.
  • Pastor Joseph Obadha and Lillian – Kisumu Leader – Joseph and Lillian have been working with us since 2013, and now oversee the work in Kisumu, together with Rose Ochieng.
  • Catherine Anyango – Catherine has been leading groups and translating since 2014 around Kisumu.  She also wants to take the teaching to Homa Bay. She has 4 children and works as a hairdresser.
  • Carey Francis Ogalo – Nairobi leader He has been working with us since 2019.
  • Zack Ochieng-  originally from Kisumu, now working in Mombassa, where he hopes to start baby bonding teaching.  We first met him in 2014.