STAR People


Nick Nicholson, Founder

Nick founded STAR4Africa in 2007 after 12 years in the banking industry. He has travelled extensively in Africa and developed close contacts with community organisations in various countries. Nick can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

Stella Opoku-Owusu

Stella has extensive experience in project management and fundraising. She also has significant experience and a keen interest in international development. Since 2007 Stella has worked with the Inter Faith Network for the UK as its Regional and Local Inter Faith Officer. Stella joined STAR4Africa as a trustee in January 2011.

David Nicholson

David is the Deputy Head of a secondary school in Wiltshire. He holds a Master's degree in English Studies in Education and has 10 years experience of holding senior leadership roles in the UK schools. He has worked in teaching both in the US and in Ukraine. David joined STAR4Africa as a trustee in 2007.

Pett Chege

Pett is a Kenyan teacher who works in a secondary school in Essex. Pett has wide and varied experience of working in the charity sector and she has been involved with voluntary work for various charities such as SACOMA and Widows and Orphans. Pett also has a firm interest in drama and dance. She has been a trustee for STAR4Africa since 2007.

Sally Reith

Sally joined STAR4Africa as a trustee in July 2011. She has a MA in Social Development and brings to the board a wealth of experience from her current position at Shared Interest Society, a Fairtrade organisation thats foundations lie in trade rather than aid. Sally's passion for Africa developed after she spent time volunteering with a group in Tanzania in 2008 in return for Kshwali lessons, she also brings to the board her experience as a teacher in Spain and input on income-generating projects with a Ugandan NGO.


Dilys Kyeiwaa Winterkorn

Dilys joined STAR4Africa in May 2012 and oversees STAR4Africa's programmes. She holds an MA in Education, Gender and International Development, and has a specialist interest in knowledge construction, policy and practice in education. Dilys has worked as a Fundraiser and Programme Developer for national and international organisations, including the Tropical Health and Education Trust and The Young Foundation. Dilys can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Karen Miles

Karen is the Link Guardian for Ghana-UK schools. Karen has lived and worked in Ghana for a number of years where she has been particularly involved in the work of Future Leaders Underprivileged Children's charity. She makes regular visits to Ghana and has extensive knowledge about the country's charity and youth sectors.

Jasmine Hawthorne-Tunks

Jasmine is the Link Guardian for Kenya-UK schools. Karen is currently studying International Development at University of East London. She has travelled and worked extensively overseas.

Monitoring and Evaluation day at STAR4Africa's London Office

STAR4Africa's office in Borough was filled up with our STAR Volunteers and Programmes Coordinators on the 2nd of May 2011. The training designed by STAR Programmes Manager, Lois Cochrane, aimed at strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation skills of both our office volunteers and our voluntary Programmes Coordinators. The training focused on STAR4Africa’s goals, practical steps to realize our vision and it included exercises and methods for monitoring and evaluating the School2School Programme in our STARSchools. STAR4Africa is impressed by the enthusiasm of our dedicated volunteers and the training was a great opportunity to meet and learn from each other.