Sense & Sustainability was founded in 2009 by James Hindson to challenge current thinking about Sustainable Development, especially amongst Churches and Christian groups.
James Hindson. James worked for the Field Studies Council for nearly twenty years – first as an educator advisor and then as Head of the International Projects Unit. During his time there he was involved in writing proposals, getting funding, managing and delivering projects. For a full list go to the link below but in summary James has worked in over 20 countries on projects that ranged from developing national ESD strategies to working directly with teachers and NGOs. When the FSC restructured its international work James took the opportunity to set up his own organisation – Sense&Sustainability – and now he works more on critical approaches to education for sustainability with a focus on working with Churches and Christian groups. James worships at and is a member of, Shrewsbury Baptist Church.
In Kenya James is working with a Team set up by Tom Ochuka. Tom is the Health and Environment Director for AIC in the Nyanza area and has experience in investing in people and culture. He is a community mobiliser and environment educator on creation and care. He has volunteered for UNICEF in the past on child survival and development. He is also has a wide experience of working with people with disabilities and a Kenyan sign language teacher. He has established deaf school amongst the churches in western Kenya. He has served as a Pastor he is currently a BTh Student and regional church leader and recently has been given the responsibility as an officer at the Bishops office in charge of Health, Environment, Water and Sanitation. He has travelled through East Africa and has participated in conferences in the UK and Thailand. He has been involved in forest protection in deforested mountain areas and mobilized the church in the slums on clean-up campaigns.
Other members of the team are:
Rose Ndolo is a retired teacher with community development and social integration skills. She is a church leader and a farmer.
Evans Okeyo is a High School chaplain and a game hunter turned pastor! He is experienced in the protection of indigenous trees. He has also been involved in micro credit schemes
Fanuel Origa is a retired East African Railway Unit Controller and an opinion leader in the community. He is involved in the protection of Bamboo trees along river Nyando.
George Owuoth is a former agricultural and cooperative officer with the Government of Kenya, a leader in the field of rice irrigation, a horticultural expert on fruit trees and an expert Farmer for Kisumu county on drought resistant trees and crops, food control and management.
Dr. George Pile is the Director of Development in AIC Nyanza. He is Principal of Ahero Evangelical School of Theology
Elizabeth Achieng holds a BSc in Environmental Science and works at a sugar Factory as waste management team leader and Environmental Protection officer. She is also a Church Youth leader.