KINOE representatives visit a school in India

Our Team


Amanda Faber founded KINOE in 1996 after returning from teaching at a supplementary educational centre in Mumbai. She has travelled extensively in India and Nepal and has worked on a voluntary basis in various charities for over 20 years. Amanda is a qualified teacher and solicitor and was a senior lecturer at the College of Law. She has worked as a producer and director at the BBC. She is now working as a film producer, with her first feature film released in November 2011.

Lindsay Littlehales is one of the founding trustees of KINOE. Lindsay is a
 chartered surveyor by training, with many years experience in property fund 
management and investment. She has travelled widely through the Indian
 subcontinent. She is responsible for KINOE's Child Protection Programme.

Anita Samant practised as an intellectual property solicitor at a leading London firm, and subsequently as an in-house lawyer.  She is married to a Mumbaikar, travels to India frequently, and knows Mumbai well. She has visited various Akanksha projects there.  She has recently helped with fundraising for KINOE by holding our first Zumbathon.  She is now retraining, having commenced a postgraduate course at the Tavistock Centre in London.

Dr Adam Wander is a General Practitioner in London.  Outside Medicine he organizes wine tasting events.  He helps with fundraising events for KINOE, most recently by hosting a wine quiz night.  He has travelled widely including a recent trip to India. 

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Caroline Emlyn Jones is KINOE’s administrator. Caroline has travelled extensively in India, where she also worked in an orphanage. She worked for the Indian specialist travel company, Cox & Kings for ten years. Email

Cherry Bird is KINOE's Grant's Coordinator. With a background in medical physics and teaching, Cherry has spent 20 years living abroad (14 of these in Nepal) working for various aid and development agencies, starting with VSO and including health and education projects funded by the British government. She now works as a consultant continuing to support projects in India and Nepal, countries for which she has formed a deep attachment. Email

Helen Lakeland is KINOE's Schools and Corporates Coordinator and draws on a background of fundraising and campaigning with international development agencies for improvements to education, healthcare and disaster preparedness. She has visited India and Nepal to see project work in action and how a true participatory approach to development works in practice. Helen also works as a freelance marketing consultant and copywriter for not-for-profits. Email 


Did you know?

In government-run schools in India, up to 25% of teachers are absent each day.

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