Our Team

African Revival has head offices in Surrey (UK), Gulu (Uganda), and Kalomo  (Zambia).  In South Sudan we manage projects from Uganda, with project oversight from our team who travel to schools for site inspections, and in partnership with other NGOs.  Our UK office is primarily concerned with fundraising, communications, and programme support, in order to support work carried out by our 20+ dedicated staff in the field.

Across all our offices, we are lucky enough to be supported by a team of fantastic, hard-working staff, volunteers, and an experienced and passionate board of trustees & board members.


UK Office

Elaine Miller – Interim CEO

Elaine has over 18 years of experience in leading and transforming charities. As the former Executive Director of African Revival for seven years, she is back as Interim CEO for a short period whilst a new Executive Director is recruited.  She strongly believes in every child’s right to a good quality education.


Catherine Haines – Finance Manager (part-time) – joined African Revival in June 2023, whilst studying for a Masters in International Development, and after a maternity cover role with Mary’s Meals. Following 23 years at Thames Water, working in financial and project management roles, including as volunteer Treasurer for company fundraising for WaterAid, Catherine decided to follow her passion and move into International Development. She enjoys travelling, walking, biking, kayaking with her family, and is a rusty pianist and singer.


Abi Dar – Programme Fund Manager – Abi joined African Revival in January 2022 after a successful career in the safari holiday industry, living and working remotely in Botswana and Kenya, before returning to the UK to manage business operations.  During the pandemic Abi also worked as a primary school teaching assistant and has grown to appreciate education from a new angle.  She enjoys all-things-food and exploring new places with her family.

Fundraising & Communications Assistant – We are actively recruiting for this role.  If you are keen to pursue a career in fundraising and event management, have a passion for our work, are full of energy and enthusiasm with great administrative skills, please send your CV to info@africanrevival.org.  Must be UK based and have transport/vehicle to travel to office based in Send, Surrey.


Uganda Office

Vincent Komakech – Country Manager – Vincent is part of the Senior Management Team.  He is a qualified engineer and has a wealth of experience in both construction and programme management.   Vincent’s role involves staff management, education programme design and implementation, as well as overseeing infrastructure projects – responsible for tendering, supervising, quality assessment, and liaising with stakeholders and the District Government.  Before joining African Revival in 2012 he worked as a Project Officer at the Norwegian Refugee Council, World Vision and Action Against Hunger.


Monica Aguti Pinkett – Finance and Administration Manager – Monica joined African Revival in March 2018 as part of the Senior Management Team.  She brings a wealth of experience in Finance, HR and Administration, having previously worked for Lira NGO Forum and Invisible Children.  Outside of office hours Monica continues to devote time to learning new skills, with an interest in different cultures.


Justin Ogen – Hygiene and Sanitation Coordinator – Justin comes with lots of experience in both community work and girls’ training. Justin is based in the Amuru District and is responsible for training teachers, and pupils in 23 schools in both Amuru and Nwoya under our Girls & Sanitation programme.



Kenneth Onekalit – Step Up Project Officer Kenneth holds a Diploma in Primary Education and a Grade III Certificate in Education and has over 10 years teaching experience in primary schools. Kenneth is passionate about teaching and reading, he says “Teaching is not just imparting knowledge but it is inspiring change. Everyone can change through good education.” Kenneth is overseeing our Step Up project, based in Amuru District.


Amos Ojok – Mega Phonics Project Officer – Amos has as a Grade III teacher certificate, a Diploma in Primary Education and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.  He has over ten years’ work experience in schools and with NGOs (including our Phonics partners, Read for Life).  Amos is an expert in teaching Phonics and supporting teachers and students.  He is passionate about education and seeing children learn well.


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Zambia Office

Godwin Kamangala – Country Manager – Godwin joined African Revival in July 2019.  He has a Masters degree in Educational Research from the University of Manchester, a Bachelors degree in Education Management from Technikon Pretoria, and a secondary teacher’s diploma – as well as completing a partial Doctorate Degree in Education Didactics at the University of South Africa.  Godwin has 17 years teaching experience, and 15 years in development work as a Programme Manager with World Vision.  Married to Justina, they have three boys:  Mike, Ivan and Andrew.


Dave Sangweni RSDavid Moono Sangweni – Construction Supervisor
Dave joined African Revival in 2006 when we first started working in Zambia.  He initially joined  as a carpenter and driver until 2010 when he was promoted to Construction Supervisor.  He is the longest serving staff member. Dave has exceptional community mobilisation skills.  In his spare time, he does some carpentry and is also a committed member of his church where he is an Assistant Pastor.



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