Our Story 

In 2010 two Ugandans, Mrs Kyakulumbye and Mrs Sanyu began fundraising to help AIDS orphans in their local community in Kyengera, Kampala. They had been trained by AIDS Care Education and Training (ACET). 

They started looking for a piece of land for a school, and after a long struggle they managed to buy two acres of land. They started the build using iron sheets but progress was slow due to a lack of funds. 

Around this time Mrs Kyakulumbye's son, Sam Nayinda, met one of PLM’s founders in the UK and started telling him the story of the school. They agreed to form a partnership and turn the vision of a school into a reality.

The funds were raised and in less than six months a patch of wasteland in the village of Kyengera was transformed into a facility educating children between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. 

Project Le Monde has now built and equipped two more schools and plans are underway for work to start on a fourth school in 2019.

 

Our Team

 
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Anne Lotter

Joint founder & CEO

Anne is an anthropologist and lecturer in business at Richmond University.  She has travelled extensively in Uganda and has long held an ambition to help improve the lives of children in less fortunate circumstances.

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MARK LYNCH

Joint founder & trustee 

Mark is a London-based orthodontics specialist, who is an active member of the Scientific Exploration Society and has for many years enjoyed volunteering overseas and using his dental expertise for the benefit of people in developing countries.

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Sabine Spangenberg

Trustee

Sabine is a Professor of Economics at the American University in London where she is also Associate Dean at the Business School. Sabine is particularly interested in questions of welfare, well-being and human development and teaches Development Economics and Public Economics


Helen Hartley

Trustee

Helen is Welsh, married to Nigel, an architect from Yorkshire and they live in London and Wales. She has recently retired after a long and interesting career working in brand marketing for Unilever, a company which reaches deeply into many developing countries. Through this experience, Helen gained insight into how tough life can be for many people and this has influenced her interest in helping children gain access to education to improve their life chances.

Rachel Joint

Trustee

Rachel runs her own marketing and communications business from the New Forest after working for government, local government the NHS and the private sector. She fell in love with Africa when she first visited Kenya in the 1990s and since has developed a specific interest in Uganda, when her son taught at a secondary school in Kampala during a gap year before starting university.

Sue O’Toole

Education Advisor & UK Ambassador

Sue is a retired teacher of children with special needs.  She has a long-standing interest in Uganda, making many visits there to assist with educational projects from starting a school to assisting teachers to develop skills in the classroom. 


Clement Mayanja

Education Advisor

Sam Nayinda

Project Support

Sam spends time in both the UK and Uganda and project managed the build of Joy Nursery and Primary School in Kyengera. He is also assisting with the planning of the Mpigi project, where we hope to build a new school in the future.

Colonel John Blesford-Snell

Patron

John has organised and led over 100 expedition including the first descent of the Blue Nile. He also led the global expeditions for young people named Operations Drake and Raleigh. He is president of the Scientific Exploration Society and the Just a Drop water charity.


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Lyndon Ogbourne

Patron

Actor, Lyndon Ogbourne, famous for playing a villain in ITV's soap opera Emmerdale is another of our patrons and a supporter of our charity.