Meet The Team

Meet The Team

About The Team

Who would have thought that House of Joy would grow from its humble beginnings to what we see today! Whilst it is true to say that House of Joy is a school, it is now so much more. It’s a true family made up of children, staff, farmers, builders, wider community members, trustees and other volunteers, all working together to maximize learning opportunities, protect the vulnerable and bring about sustainable change.

When thinking about any project we believe that it’s beneficial to be able to connect names with faces. To that end, we decided to dedicate a corner of our website to where visitors could meet some key people involved with House of Joy.

We also want to take a moment to say a public and heartfelt thanks to every person represented in this section. Your ongoing contribution has made House of Joy what it is today.  May God bless you.

 

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Question:

A small 320ml bottle of soda such as Coca Cola would be considered a luxury by the majority in the region around House of Joy. The cost of such a soda is the approximate equivalent of how much in UK currency?

  • £4

  • 30 pence

  • £2.50

  • £4

  • 30 pence

  • £2.50

Something which the majority in the West would purchase almost without a second thought would be a rare treat for anyone in the region where House of Joy is situated.
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Teachers

  • David
    School Manager
  • Agnes
    Headteacher
  • Rehema
    Deputy Headteacher
  • Stephane
    Director of Studies
  • Vincent
    Head of IT
  • Prossy
    Teacher (CLC) and Admin Assistant
  • Peace
    P7 Teacher
  • Titus
    P6 Teacher
  • Moses
    P5 Teacher
  • Brian
    P4 and Social Studies Teacher
  • Esther
    P3 Teacher
  • Esther
    P2 Teacher
  • Florence
    P1 Teacher
  • Bernard
    Upper Primary Teacher - Maths
  • Rowen
    Nursery Assistant
  • Ruth Alice
    Teacher - Top Class
  • Jane
    Mentor
  • Philip
    Mentor

Other Staff

  • Fausta
    Finance
  • Sharon
    Admin Assistant
  • Mary
    Daycare
  • Sylvia
    Cook
  • Edward
    Cook
  • Evelyn
    Cook
  • Victoria
    Canteen
  • Robert
    Cleaner
  • Brian
    Lead Farmer
  • Cosmos
    Farmer - Planting
  • Nathan
    Farmer
  • George
    Security
  • Alfred
    Security
  • Frank
    Construction Manager
  • Elijah
    Building & Maintenance
  • David
    Boda Driver

Trustees

Joy Maund
Executive Director Uganda
Co-founder of House of Joy, Joy lived in Blackwood before moving to Uganda full time in 2011. Married to Ronnie she is mum to four children and has four grandchildren. Joy was a medical receptionist whilst in the UK. She knew from a young age that she wanted to work in Africa.
Fran Richley
Chairman
A retired Police Officer, Fran currently works for The Prince's Trust as an Outreach Executive. He retired as an Inspector with Gwent Police in 2013 to pursue his growing business as a professional motorsport artist. Fran has extensive experience in youth communication and has developed numerous youth projects and conducted innovative Christian based assemblies in many schools across South Wales.
Linda Richley
Trustee and Administrator
Linda took early retirement from a career in the Probation service and most recently has worked as the South Wales Area Manager for the charity Christians Against Poverty. She has extensive experience in working with and managing people and is looking forward to the challenge of raising much needed funds for the House of Joy project. Linda is married to Fran and together they have three children and nine grandchildren.
Tom Lloyd
Trustee
Tom has experience engaging with young people in a variety of contexts, having worked as a youth-work intern and life skills coach in South Africa. Tom is now establishing a youth work centre in his hometown, Merthyr Tydfil, while working as a shift leader in Costa Coffee. Tom is passionate about reaching young people in creative and innovative ways.
Dave Thomas
Trustee
DAVE IS THE PASTOR AT TAB LIFE CHURCH IN PONTLLANFRAITH. HE HAS WORKED WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER, INITIALLY AS A YOUTH AND CHILDREN’S PASTOR, AND THEN AS DEPUTY HEADTEACHER OF A PRIMARY SCHOOL IN SOUTH WALES. HE HOPES TO USE HIS CONSIDERABLE EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE OF EDUCATION TO SUPPORT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING AT THE HOUSE OF JOY AND TO DEVELOP LINKS WITH SCHOOLS IN THE UK AND ABROAD. DAVE IS MARRIED TO RUTH AND TOGETHER THEY HAVE 3 CHILDREN.
Ruth Thomas
Trustee
RUTH IS A QUALIFIED NURSE, AND FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS HAS WORKED IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, WORKING IN VARIOUS FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIES ACROSS SOUTH WALES, PROMOTING A HEALTHY WORKFORCE. ALONGSIDE HER WORK SHE IS CURRENTLY STUDYING PART-TIME IN THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES FOR ONGOING CAREER DEVELOPMENT IN THIS AREA. OVER THE LAST 25 YEARS RUTH HAS DONE EXTENSIVE VOLUNTEER WORK WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. RUTH ORIGINALLY HAILS FROM IRELAND, IS MARRIED TO DAVE, AND THEY HAVE THREE CHILDREN.
Ronnie Maund
Trustee
Ronnie is a co founder of House of Joy. Married to Joy they have four children and four grandchildren. Before moving to Uganda in 2011 Ronnie worked in injection moulding. He has found the DIY skills he learned from having his own home have proved invaluable in overseeing the the maintenance, construction and farm at House of Joy.