Founded in 2013, The Mlambe Project registered as a local NGO in November 2014 during Saalim Kumar and Lucy Ifould’s first trip to Malawi. Following our establishment in Malawi, we achieved charitable status in the UK in February 2015. Since these significant landmarks we have evolved into a fully fledged organisation with greater accountability and transparency.
The Mlambe Project trustees have been very active throughout this journey, as we have led the charity to our current phase. Alongside our executive responsibilities, we also meet quarterly in order to discuss the strategic direction of the organisation, compliance to relevant regulation, finances and all other issues pertaining to the good health of The Mlambe Project.
The day to day management of the charity is now delegated to our Chief Executive, Ed Forrest, who joined The Mlambe Project in January 2020, taking over the role from Anna Day.
“It’s an exciting time for us as we’re also expanding the board and hiring new specialists in various areas where we’ve outlined some skills gaps with, of course, all this meaning that we are better placed to deliver impact for the communities that we partner with in Malawi.
We have grown organically over the past six years, and it feels like the next step in our journey is around the corner and I’m honoured to be in a position to steer this growth whilst remaining true to our endogenously-focused, participatory approach with the firm belief that true sustainability can only occur through locally-driven development.”
Saalim Koomar – Chairman of Trustees