United Kingdom Trustees
Abbey Orebanwo – Founder
Currently working as an Accountant, Abbey manages a chain of businesses and is very much into real estate.
Abbey has always supported other charity organisations. He was a committee member of Xpect, a youth social club within the London Borough of Newham and was also an elected School Governor for his son’s primary school in Essex.
It is Abbey’s dream to ensure that orphans of Africa are provided for and that no child suffer due to no fault of their own.
He is a Christian and happily married with two lovely children. During his spare time he enjoys Salsa dancing and travelling with his family.
Terry Lewis – Co-founder and Trustee
He has four children. He enjoys music, entertaining and spending time with his family.
He is passionate about GAAP Orphanage Foundation and his dream is to see its growth into an organisation that changes lives.
Douglas Elom – Trustee
Douglas takes care of all IT systems.
Douglas is a professional Information Technologist with a Masters Degree in Computer Systems & Networking from South Bank University.
With a varied interest in music Douglas spends time writing and singing.
Douglas is blessed with happy marriage in a loving household with four children.
Anthony Snow – Media Officer and Trustee
Anthony Snow is a Senior Campaigns Officer at Transport for London and has 13 years experience in journalism and public relations. He graduated from Greenwich University with BA Hon’s in Accounting and Finance.
He was formerly the director of Snowmedia with a roster of clients which included the Department for Education where he was directly reporting to senior civil servants and government ministers. He also project managed initiatives for the Football Association’s anti-racism campaign (Kick It Out).
Roger Simpson – Trustee
Roger has also worked with UK Charity Article 25 which provides design services to developing counties and to areas in the world with poor infrastructure that have been affected by disasters.
Our Nigerian Trustees
Professor Majekodumi – Chair
A Professor of Ophthalmology and the former Head of Guiness Eye Center, Lagos University Teaching Hopital, Idi-Araba, Lagos. She is the Medical Director, Sajato Eye Hospital, Surulere. She is presently the chairman of Board of Trustee of GAAP Orphanage Foundation Nigeria. Also a Trustee member Ajesola Solarin Majekodunmi Foundation.
She has been involved in caring for the less privileged children for years and particularly concerned about the education of young teenage girls.
Mr Kolawole Orebanwo – Vice Chairman
A retired Civil Engineer who spend a considerable amount of this time helping others. He is married with 5 children and 11 grand children.
Dr Deji Oluwole – Secretary
Dr Deji is a consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at the Lagos University Teaching hospital, Surulere, Lagos and also a minister of the gospel. He has been involved in caring for the underprivileged in his ministry, office and some other foundations. He is very concerned about the care for the disabled at any given opportunity. He has set up 2 initiatives in the 2 Government hospitals where indigent pregnant women have access to free healthcare to improve maternal and fetal well being. He is married with children.
Mrs Kiki Pender – Treasurer
Mrs Pender has working in the banking sector for many year. With her finance back ground she currently holds the position as the Treasurer within GAAP Nigeria.
She is very much involved with ensuring that the organisations objectives are fulfilled.
She is happily married with children and lives in Lagos Nigeria.
GAAP Staff Located in Nigeria
Miss Olayinka Racheal Abiola – Project Coordinator
Racheal studied Mass Communication at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ogun state. She started her career in the children field when she was awarded `mother of the year’ for always feeding and taking care of other children, while in kindergarten herself. She loves music, art, and creative things; she has spent few years teaching in the nursery classes. She previously worked at OjulogeArts Leadership and Development Initiative an NGO that empowers young adults. Racheal hopes to impart, and improve the world around her positively, in more than one or two ways, thereby doing her part in making the world a better place.
United Kingdom Support Team
Marianne visited one of the Nigerian orphanages depicted on our website in 2008. Having seen the conditions that the children lived in, particularly the disabled children, she came back determined to help make a difference to the orphans’ lives.
She was delighted to discover that GAAP are helping the very children she cannot forget and has joined our organisation as a volunteer. She is also involved with Camp Cando Organisation, a UK charity which provides an annual activity holiday for young adults from London with learning disabilities.
A graduate in Modern Languages and Marketing from Salford University, Marianne works in the field of Expatriate Management.
Valerie Tulloch currently works for a large UK children’s charity. Her background is in social work and she has spent the past 20+ years working in various capacities with children, young people and their families. She brings a wealth of knowledge about setting up and delivering safe services for children.
Valerie chose to get involved with GAAP after being infected with Abbey’s enthusiasm for the project and impressed by his drive and commitment to making a difference to children in need in Africa.
United Kingdom Volunteers
She is happily married to Abbey and has two children and enjoys spending time away with her family.
She shares a deep passion for children’s rights and believes that their future is the future of the world.
Abi also works as a volunteer for Bolton FM station as a newscaster and trainer.
She is also a mentor and art facilitator for socially excluded and disadvantaged people with the Bolton Race Equality Commission.
As a performance artist and writer, Abi’s love for music underpins her passion for
solutions to child poverty.
Abi believes that together we can make poverty history.
She now focusses on providing her little family with the best start in life that she can.
With an innovative passion for creating ideas and seeing them come to life and grow. Hollie is an integral part of GAAP’s fundraising co-ordinating.
Is a qualified Primary School Teacher with a passion for educating children and has worked in both the public and private sector.
Caroline has been instrumental in organising and promoting many of GAAP’s Salsa charity events and is a valuable and reliable team member.
Nigerian Support Team
With over 20 years experience in the banking and finance sector, his focus is ensuring that GAAP fundraising activities are planned and implemented efficiently. He has been acting as an adviser to the organisation for a few years.
Charles was a key member of the team that built Sterling Capital Markets Limited, into a leading Investment Banking institution in Nigeria.
In addition to a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science, Charles is an alumnus of
various leading global professional training institutions, including the International Faculty of Finance (UK), New York Institute of Finance (USA) , Lagos Business School (Nigeria), Euromoney (UK) and Thomson Consulting (UK).
He lives in Lagos with his wife and three boys. Charles is a keen golf player.
Aanu was GAAP’s first employee. Employed in November 2011 but had to resign in the summer of 2013 due to relocation after marriage.
Her contribution to the project during her time was huge. She co-odinated the First Aid training in Lagos and a number of other projects.
Aanu remains an active member of the organisation and still a great asset to the
development of our strategy in Africa.
Aanu recently got married and lives with her husband in Ibadan.
Mr Boye Falonipe
Boye Falonipe is the Principal Consultant at NOIR ENHANCEMENT, a Business Image and Protocol Coaching firm in Lagos, Nigeria, where he trains and consults for individual and corporate clients on building and sustaining an effective image, one that increases their personal presence and improves public perception. His areas of expertise include: corporate appearance, business communication, and etiquette.Boye is the author of the book- Succeeding with Appearance in Business and Career, a first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa.
He is conference speaker, seminar facilitator, and astute administrator.
His assortment of speaking skills and excellent voice has also had Boye function as talk show host, compere, and voice over artist.
Boye is a born again Christian, and a passionate leader. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He loves reading, driving, country music and sanitation.
Recently completed her degree in Accounting, Bunmi has been supporting the organisation for the last 6 years, helping to co-ordinate events and social activities in Nigeria.
If you want to help us make this vision a reality there are 4 ways you can get involved with GAAP.
1. Trustees. Trustees are responsible for governing the organisation and ensuring the aims are met. This is a trusted role and requires experience, skills and time to undertake specific duties. At present GAAP would particularly welcome interest from individuals with fundraising skills and experience in applying for grants.
2. MembersMembers contribute specific skills and resources to help GAAP further their aims but do not have governing responsibilities. At present GAAP would particularly welcome interest from individuals able to initiate and help run fundraising events in your area.
3. Volunteers Volunteers provide extra hands that enable us to do tasks that otherwise might never get done. We would particularly like volunteers who will be able to offer their time to collect and sort clothing donations to GAAP, promote the work of GAAP at specific events, undertake some administrative tasks for GAAP. If you have any time to spare we would welcome your contributions. The volunteer role in GAAP is being extended so please see attached leaflet for further information on how you can get involved.
To achieve our aims we really need people to commit to donating as little as £5 per month by standing order. Details of how to do this are attached or can be found on our website @ www.gaaporphanage.org.uk.
We also need good quality children’s clothing, shoes, toys, educational aids etc to be donated. Please contact us on 0208 595 8333 if you would like to deliver items or have them collected.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED AS MUCH OR AS LITTLE AS YOU CAN
Simply download your Get involved with GAAP PDF, complete and return it to us.