Our Staff

OUR STAFF

Yvonne Block

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Executive Director

As of August 2016, Yvonne Block is joining Mondetta Charity Foundation as our new Executive Director! Yvonne has developed a strong connection to East Africa through volunteer work as well as employment with newcomer Canadians from the countries of East Africa.

Yvonne’s training, education, volunteer and work experience has been in the areas of political science, theology, spirituality, mental health and leadership.  She has always had an openness and passionate interest in a diversity of cultures, religions and belief systems.  She has a strong commitment to the principles of community development and community mobilization. With this comes a strong commitment to listening, conversation, understanding, and the empowerment and capacity building of those we work to support.  She worked in senior leadership positions within the non-profit sector, with government as well as the CEO of a crown agency of the Province before joining Mondetta Charity Foundation.

Yvonne also currently serves on the Board of Artbeat Studio Inc, Mosaic Newcomer Family Resource Network and the Manitoba Multi-faith Council’s Spirituality Committee.

OUR AGENCY AGREEMENT PARTNERS

Jane Kansiime

Jane Kansiime, Headmistress

Headmistress, Kamwokya Primary School

Jane’s full name is Kansiime Jane Bwesigye. Jane is a 54 year old teacher by profession. She is a graduate of Psychology from Makerere University Uganda. A mother of 2 children aged 28 & 25 years old, she is a member of Uganda’s National Examination’s Board & Kampala Headteacher’s Association.

Guy Bastable

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Manager – Partner Relations, New Life Home Trust

Guy Bastable has known New Life Home Trust founders Clive and Mary Beckenhem since 1970. Clive & Mary moved to Luton to pastor a church Guy’s parents were members and leaders in. Prior to Clive and Mary’s move to Germany, Sweden, and eventually Kenya in 1989, Guy worked alongside him as a trainee minister. From 1985-1988, Guy served on the leadership team of this church. In 1990, Guy and wife Suzanna relocated to Scotland, where Guy served as a self-employed consultant for nearly two decades; in financial services from 1990-96, and then telecoms from 1996-2010.

Guy and Suzanna have four birth children: Arran, Lauren, Cherith and Farrah. They also have two adopted Kenyan children (Gerro and Levi), who were both adopted from New Life Home Trust in 2006. In 2007 and 2008, Guy and Suzanna travelled to Kenya to visit New Life Home Trust locations across the country. On both trips, they felt God calling them to relocate to Keyna to work alongside Clive and Mary. In May 2010, they relocated to Nairobi, Kenya, where they’ve been working with New Life Home Trust ever since!

Guy has been delighted to see, year after year, more of NLHT’s children adopted into Kenyan families. He wants to see NLHT honour the foundation laid by Clive and Mary, by growing to ten times or more its current size and influence, and by saving and transforming the lives of thousands more vulnerable children across Kenya and beyond.