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Trustees and Patrons


The directors, trustees, fellow patrons, and staff of S.A.F.E. would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Rima and Alan’s family. Alan was a founding trustee of S.A.F.E. and remained an active patron till the end. His unwavering support, brilliantly critical eye, generosity, and belief in the work of the S.A.F.E. teams in Kenya was invaluable. Alan’s passion for social justice and the power of the arts to transform lives was unrivalled; when he visited us here in Kenya in 2005 he inspired the young Kenyan actors with his enthusiasm and commitment to the causes that they were battling, and his clear devotion for the use of performance to solve their communities problems. Alan believed that art could change the world. And with his help, S.A.F.E. has been able to transform thousands of lives through theatre, film, and Maasai song and story.

We are missing him already.

“In 2004, I visited one of S.A.F.E.’s tours. At the beginning of any given show, up to 2,000 people know little or nothing about AIDS except what mystery, rumour and prejudice tells them. An hour later, they go back to their villages knowing everything through stories they can identify with and thousands of lives will be saved. This work deserves and demands support.” – Alan Rickman, S.A.F.E. Patron.


Lily Cole, Actress, Activist and Model

Daniel Craig, Actor

Sabrina Guinness, Activist

Sir Ian Holm, Actor

Trustees (Kenya)

Wanuri Kahiu, Writer and Director (Chair)

Philip Coulson, Coulson Harney Associates

Sheba Hirst, Producer and Presenter

Maggie Hobbs, Tambuzi Flower Farm

Simon Horner, Systems Kenya

Beatrice Karanja, NGO Professional

Eric Wainaina, Musician

Trustees (UK)

Clare Groom, Futures Trader

Ugo Arinzeh, Real Estate Entrepreneur

Dr Michael Brady, Sexual Health Expert (Chair)

Chipo Chung, Actor and activist

Sarah Kennedy, NGO Head of Operations

Jonathan Kent, Theatre Director

Rachel Paxford-Jenkins, Sexual Health Expert