Meet the Trustees

Our Trustees are brilliant! They enable the day-to-day running of the Trust, helping us to fulfil our vision, supporting Chengelo School.
Richard Hobden

Richard Hobden

Chairman

Richard worked in the UK and Europe for an international bank until 1989, and he now works for a group of companies based in London. Since 1990 he has also been helping several Trusts and Charities involved in education in the UK and overseas.

Richard and his wife Margaret are committed to their local parish church in Sussex and have both experienced Chengelo and Ndubaluba first hand since 2004.

Mike Hackston

Mike Hackston

Mike served for five years at Chengelo School as the head of the science department, along with his wife, Val, who was the headmaster’s secretary.

On his return at the end of 1998 he wanted to continue supporting the school and was glad to be asked to join the trustees. Mike maintains the Trust’s website and the contacts database.

Steve Baker

Steve Baker

While in his final year at Lancaster University Steve became interested in the ‘Study and Serve’ scheme, which enabled him to do his PGCE at the University of Zambia. He then taught at several schools in Zambia for 21 years. He was also involved in the work of Scripture Union and was honorary secretary to the Council for ten years.

Steve was able to help with the establishment of Chengelo before he left the country in 1993. Currently his main responsibility in the Trust is the production of the Imbila newsletter, which involves keeping in touch with the school, attending fellowship days and encouraging people to contribute articles.

Hannah Flanders

Hannah first went out to Chengelo in 1999 as a Biology teacher. She soon got involved in outdoor education and also became senior girls’ house parent. After taking a brief break from service in 2005/6 to complete a masters she returned to Chengelo to put in place an environmental education program to run through the school. Because of the way things are at Chengelo, gaps need filling, so she ended up doing learning support and music lessons in secondary as well as a few science lessons. She left in 2011 and completed teacher training at Durham university. Now she works as a private tutor which allows for great flexibility. Having had contact with Chengelo for over 20 years, Hannah was keen to continue that involvement more formally by serving on the Trust.

Bob Baker

Bob Baker

Secretary

Bob has been a member of the Trust since its inception in 1992 and has been secretary since 1995. Bob was the Head Teacher of a large and successful London Comprehensive School for almost 16 years, until 1998, when he retired and moved to the Shetland Islands. He first visited Chengelo to give help and advice in 1989 and has visited many times since.

As Secretary to the Trust, in consultation with the Chairman, he draws up the agendas for the meetings, writes up the minutes and liaises regularly with other agencies, and the school itself.

Tamsin Booth

Tamsin is a GP in South East London and part of Hope Church, Vauxhall.  She has followed Chengelo’s amazing journey right from the birth of the idea, to the first brick being laid to the first pupils arriving in 1987 and right through to the thriving school it is today.  She is David and Christine Moffat’s niece and the daughter of Robin and Flora Pedler who were both long-serving trustees of the CET.  She has a passion for mission and Africa and if she can’t be there in person, she loves being involved from here, so is looking forward to serving as a trustee and supporting God’s work in Chengelo.

Kate and Martha Germany

 

Kate worked as a member of staff (with husband Bryan) at Chengelo in the Secondary school from August 2007 to August 2011.  Martha is her daughter – the oldest of four children, and they all attended Chengelo during this time.  

Martha sat her IGCSE’s at Chengelo and Kate taught History at Chengelo as well as doing the timetable and stepping in as Head of Sixth Form when there was a gap! 

Bryan and Kate now live in Northumberland, both working in local schools and attending a church in Morpeth. Martha is now studying again for a Master’s degree in History and she is fully involved in one of the Newcastle churches.  

Chengelo was a precious time for the Germany family – a beautiful place with a constant focus on walking with Jesus. For this reason, we want to support the CET in supporting Chengelo to achieve the vision of being ‘As a witness to the light.’

 

Glenn Guilliatt

Glenn Guilliatt

Treasurer

Glenn is a Chartered Accountant. He trained with Deloittes in Bristol and subsequently completed a two year contract at their office in Kitwe, Zambia.

More recently Glenn has been a partner in a firm of Chartered Accountants in West Yorkshire; he has worked specifically with charity clients for the last two years.

Chipo Muwowo

Chipo started as a pupil at Chengelo in 2001.  He was in the school from Form 1 until he left towards the end of Form 3 when his family moved to the UK.  Although his time at Chengelo was shorter than he would have liked, he has many fond memories of the school: morning  assemblies by the grandstand, visits to the ropes course, trips to Ndubaluba, letter writing on Sunday mornings, hard but special outdoor expeditions, unforgettable weekend socials, lazy Saturday afternoons by the sports field, coming of age, faithful teachers, and more.  Chipo has maintained strong links with outer ex-Chengelians and longs to see a flourishing alumni association.  He graduated from university with a BA (Hons) in Economics and International Relations and now works as an editor for a tech business in Bournemouth, serving the investment management industry.  In addition he works as a freelance journalism, focusing much of his writing on Zambian business and investment.  His long-term ambition is to work as a full-time international journalist with Southern Africa as his specialist subject.  Chipo and his wife Emily have a young son.  They love living by the sea and are part of the local church in Bournemouth.  He became a CET trustee in October 2018.

Steve Banister

Steve Banister

Steve taught at Chengelo for seven years as Head of PE. He developed the department including forging sporting links with a number of schools in the Mkushi and Lusaka area. Steve led Chengelo basketball teams to tour England in 2004 and 2006.

Since returning in 2007 he works as premises manager at a primary school.

Vacancies and Core Values (click to open)
We’re actively looking for new team members, to assist in the work of the Trust.

To register your interest, get in touch with us via the contact page.

 

Core Values

The following is a summary of our core values, that underpin the work at the school:

Faith (Hebrews 11:1)
“Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”

Integrity (Proverbs 10:9)
“A man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.”

Perseverance (Philippians 3:12)
“I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.”

Responsibility (Philippians 4:8)
“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”

Creativity (Genesis 1:27)
“God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them”

Servanthood (Matthew 20:26-27)
“Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave.”

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