Chibolya Education and Health Organization (CEHOZ)

Our grassroots community partners are the beating heart of Zambia Orphans Aid (ZOA for short). They are all registered NGOs in their own right, have their own bank accounts and the ability to provide documentation proving funds have been spent appropriately. But first and foremost they deliver the projects that transform the lives of the orphans and vulnerable children they live amongst.

This is what makes our work so special and effective. The community groups and schools we partner know the children, their individual situations and the challenges they and the wider community face, inside and out. This means the solutions come from the ground up, the communities support the projects and the difference made to children’s lives and that of the wider community is far reaching, sustainable and really does transform lives.

Katy Dore

Executive Director

Katy joined ZOA-UK in 2016 and is our first Executive Director. She has 20 years’ experience of working and consulting for international and UK charities and social enterprises, with a particular interest in development, children, disability and homelessness. Katy works from her home in Brighton. 

Danielle Harris

Trusts and Foundations Leader

Danielle has been working in trusts and foundation fundraising for over 20 years – starting off at large international development NGOs followed by much smaller charities, mostly those working in Africa. She is passionate about working with grassroots/community based organisations to find sustainable solutions. She works from her home in East Sussex.

ZOA-UK board of trustees

We are governed by a Board of Trustees, including British Zambians, who are highly committed and share a wide range of experience much of which has been gained in Zambia. They include government economists, World Bank employees and infrastructure consultants. Trustees make personal contributions towards the cost of our fundraising. They also make regular monitoring visits to Zambia at their own expense.

Garnet Mulomo


Garnet brings a wealth of risk and project management experience to our team. He’s worked on major infrastructure projects in the UK and Zambia. Garnet has close links to Zambia and visits family and friends there regularly. We’re delighted that Garnet agreed to become Chair of Trustees in December 2020.

Dr. Shimwaayi Muntemba

Vice Chair

Shimwaayi, a Zambian national, co-founded Zambia Orphans Aid when she was working at The World Bank. Shimwaayi has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, African Development Bank and the International Institute for Environment and Development with a focus on gender, health and institutional capacity.

Freedom Mpande

Treasurer and Secretary

Freedom is a Chartered Accountant with several years senior management experience in Public Sector internal auditing. He currently works for the Food Standards Agency managing a multi-disciplinary team. Freedom has represented the UK developing EU-wide guidance for food and safety audits. Freedom was born in Zambia but lives in the UK.

Florence Bili

Florence Bili also became a ZOA-UK trustee in 2022. She is a British Zambian lawyer and leads on child safeguarding for a London local authority.

Rachel Quine

Rachel is a skilled Restorative Justice Practitioner in the youth justice system. She has a proven ability supporting participants through restorative processes including for complex and sensitive cases. Rachel’s grandparents lived and worked in Zambia and her grandfather supported Kenneth Kaunda in Zambia’s fight for independence in the 1960’s.

Peter Brooke

Peter is a Lecturer in African History at the University of Oxford. He’s a specialist in the history of Zambia, with particular interest in radio broadcasting, print media and political culture. Previously he taught at primary level in South Africa and secondary level in the UK. Peter also worked as a carer at a residential home for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Kwazulu Natal.

Venansio Mwansa Kabwe

Venansio was born in Zambia and now lives in the UK with his family. He has experience in retail management and leads and organises community groups. He has been the chair of the Zambia Leeds Community Association for many years. He hopes to use his networking contacts to help bring awareness of ZOA to the people of the North of England and beyond.

Rumbi Mukwashi

Rumbi is a British policy professional with Zambian heritage, working in the UK civil service. She joined the ZOA-UK Board in March 2022. She hopes to contribute to supporting the increase of opportunities open to youth in Zambia, while encouraging Zambian youth in the diaspora to get involved in giving, governance and nation building.

Lord Turnbull

Andrew is a member of the UK Government’s influential Economic Affairs Committee and is a Crossbench Life Peer in the House of Lords. After reading economics at Cambridge, Andrew was appointed an Overseas Development Institute Fellow and posted to work as an economist in the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Foreign Trade in Lusaka. In 1970 Andrew joined HM Treasury becoming its Permanent Secretary between 1998 and 2002. He became Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service in 2002, retiring from civil service in 2005.