Many of you will already be aware of The Kindu Trust as we have been collaborating for over a decade.
- In 2008 we moved into a shared office in London to enable mutual support and cost efficiency;
- In 2016 we did the same in Gondar, sharing an office with both teams in the centre of town;
- In 2016 our UK trustees became the same for both organisations;
- In 2018, having led The Kindu Trust UK for three years, I also became Chief Executive of Link Ethiopia.
Since those early steps, the benefits of working together, sharing our learning, and pooling our resources has become clearer and clearer. I am very excited to be at this stage where we begin working together in all respects, saving costs through shared resources, and benefitting from each other’s knowledge and experience.
Together, we really are better, and by merging we will be able to support Ethiopian children more effectively – helping more children reach their potential.