ABOUT US

Choices mean change.

The choices we make are based on the information we have. With access to better information, we can make more informed choices about the things that affect our lives.

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OUR MISSION

To reduce poverty by empowering communities to make more informed choices in the management of public resources. 

This will enable communities to independently meet their needs for essential services, such as clean water and safe sanitation.

OUR VALUES

1.
Transparency and
accountability

We are clear, honest and open about
everything we do.

2.
Impact and
sustainability

We are striving for real, lasting and
positive change.

3.
Empowerment and
perspective

We share information and build
local capacity.

OUR BACKGROUND

Founder Moses Tai grew up in a densely-populated estate in Eldoret Town, Kenya. Like so many disadvantaged communities, there were no safe spaces for children to play. So in 2018, Moses founded African Development Choices with a focus on creating safe playgrounds for children. However, we quickly realised that the problem was bigger than just a shortage of facilities. 

We saw that community expectations had been crushed by the historical mismanagement of public resources and lack of access to essential services. And so it became our aim to restore the faith of communities. By first delivering access to essential services through supporter funding, we set better precedents and mobilise communities to enact change for themselves.

The COVID-19 pandemic has only emphasised the importance of this approach to sustainable development.

Today, we are an organisation of over 100 talented and committed volunteers from different parts of the world, all working together to improve the quality of life for those who have been left behind. Below is our Board of Management:

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Moses Tai, Founder

Moses developed his approach to sustainable change through 10 years of writing and research. He worked as a contractor in the technology sector before setting up African Development Choices to fulfil his lifelong goal of addressing the poverty he witnessed all around him as a youth in Kenya.

Moses is a visionary leader driven by his vision of a world in which everyone has access to essential services necessary to fight poverty. 

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Kerrie Taylor, Head of Strategy & Operations

Kerrie is a professional and experienced consultant, with over 20 years in project and programme roles. Kerrie has multi-sector experience in retail, financial services, manufacturing and fintech. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science from University of Cape Town as well as Prince 2 ® and MSP ® (Managing Successful Programmes) certifications.

Kerrie has a passion for international development and Africa which has created a perfect opportunity to assist ADC in the development of its strategy, operations and social enterprise initiatives.

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Tim Gane, Head of Digital Content

Tim is a User Experience (UX) writer and manager with over 13 years’ experience across a number of industries. Predominantly focused on artificial intelligence, Tim has written dialogue for chatbots, and has spoken at AI conferences on the importance of design and linguistics in virtual assistants. He has a degree in English Literature from King’s College, London.

Tim appeared in a 2010 BBC documentary highlighting how conflict minerals affect rural communities in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo and appeared in the Houses of Parliament to debate the issue. He now holds ADC’s mission of empowering communities across Kenya close to his heart.

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Ben Beaumont, Head of Technology

Ben has 15 years experience in the IT sector, supporting both enterprise and small businesses.

Over the last few years Ben’s values in life have changed. This has led him to become involved in a community eco-action group, and play a large role in a community garden project in his local area. These help to bring residents of all ages together, and encourage them to help and support one another.

Ben has a passion for supporting others and improving their wellbeing and which led to his involvement with ADC.

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Carl Schulze, Head of Digital Architecture

Carl is an experienced Digital Architect with 15 years’ experience in solving organisations’ technical and business challenges across all major business sectors. Carl is enthusiastic about technology and people placing business value and customer experience at the forefront of solutions.

Carl has previously been involved in outreach work in African communities, finding alignment with ADC’s values and mission to empower communities to escape poverty.

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Philip Likos-Corbett, Head of Storytelling

With over 10 years in communications and brand development, Philip has worked predominantly across telecoms, energy and technology. A consultant with a focus on start-up growth, he has been integral to the building of business identities through multi-channel storytelling.

Having worked most recently on a project providing connectivity to rural communities in East Africa, he is an advocate for the potential that access can unlock in underserved areas.

OUR FINANCIALS

We want to ensure that your investment in us and our work is visible and available. Take a look at
our financials information to see exactly where your money will go, and what important work it
will fund. As we progress through our pilot project, we will make sure that our figures are exact, down to the very last penny. At ADC, nothing goes to waste.

Design & Construction

  • Environmental surveys & planning permissions
  • Toilet building & materials
  • Borehold (supply, install & reticulation)

Supporting the Community

  • Development of training modules
  • Training
  • Community engagement

Project Support

  • Fundraising
  • Project Management
  • Travel, Accommodation & subs

Strategy & Planning

  • Research & impact analysis
  • Professional fees (Architect, Legal, PR)
  • Project Planning