Charlie Hay joined AfriKids in 2009 as a volunteer, she was trying to find out what was important to her, to find a purpose, and she was looking to learn. This desire to grow, improve and hold onto the deeper meaning, has characterised her subsequent leadership. As AfriKids celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with numerous awards under our belt, the growth and development of AfriKids cannot be separated from the evolution of Charlie as a leader.
Her first-hand experience at all levels of the organisation, makes her the perfect leader and her drive, compassion and resilience has enabled us to withstand challenging periods when communities needed us most. Charlie expanded our operations, overhauled our safeguarding, and created new Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion frameworks – she is determined to make us the best we could possibly be for one another.