Our Board and Team
Meet the Team
Sumita is an architect, author and artist who has worked in the UK and abroad. Sumita is the founder of Architects for Change, the Equality Forum for British Architects. She is a non executive director of Moorfields NHS Foundation Trust and a member of the NHS sustainable health system leadership group.
Nicole Kenton is an international development consultant, with a focus on participatory processes. She was previously co-editor of the Participatory Learning and Action journal at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), a policy research organisation based in London. She now carries out short-term consultancies for a range of development organisations and charities.
Chater Paul Jordan
Chater has completed a foundation course in Fine Arts at Central St Martins, University of Arts, London and is now studying History of Art at Cambridge University. Despite his young age, he has raised thousands of pounds for various charitable causes, such as Sports Relief, Royal British Legion and Cancer Research UK. He has also contributed to many arts workshops, building and refurbishment schemes for charities, including for Charushila.
Advisor and past Trustee
Ken, our advisor and past trustee, is the former Director of architectural practice, Henley Halebrown. Ken has taught and lectured at the Universities of Central England, London Metropolitan, Nottingham and Oxford Brookes Universities. He is involved in the L’Ouverture Arts Learning Trust, the Perseverance Works Management Board and is a member of the Hackney Sustainable Development Group and the Hackney Design Review Panel.
Charity Accountant and past Trustee
Jane has worked in the charity sector for over ten years. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants. She has a comprehensive understanding of the governance, regulatory and accounting requirements for charities. Jane also has knowledge of risk management and compliance procedures for not for profit organisations. Jane looks after our accounts as a volunteer.
Advisor and past Trustee
Roger Kelly, was a registered architect with 35 years experience of ecological building. He was for ten years the Director of the world renowned Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales. Roger was also the Director of Energy Solutions, which has, for ten years provided expert services related to energy and sustainability, including Carbon Management services to organisations. Roger passed away in June 2019.
What we do
Overview of projects and works.
"Projects such as these should be done in all neighbourhoods of our country."
"I should change my community starting with me and take further action."
"I want to learn more from this project and also in order to give to others, I am prepared to learn from you."
"I want more knowledge to support this project and I am happy to volunteer"
"I am at your service to see children grow without violence and drugs and [to experience] educational training and environmental awareness. When these garden will flourish in communities of indescribable beauty, we will too."
"I want to give back to the children of the community what I learn."
"I want to bring this knowledge to my high school, so my classmates can spread this information to their communities and regenerate our planet, including people, animals, plants, objects and us. We are the only living things with the intellectual capacity to do so."
"I think it's wonderful to rescue medicinal plants. Thanks for these ideas [which are] so fabulous."