Who We Are
When they lived in Kenya, Richard and Claire Homer saw a need to provide high quality education to the neediest children of a local deprived area.
As a result, they helped establish Dominion Hope Academy in Gachie in 2012.
Karen is Managing Director of Simplicate, a concept development digital agency based in Dorset. Through her company, she helps create courses, resources, books and businesses and consults on national projects. Her work encompasses a number of sectors including mental health, substance misuse, Early Years and family support, with a combination of secular and Christian clients. As an author and speaker herself, she helps take people on the journey of developing their ideas. Karen also helps run the Marketing department at Moorlands College, UK, and is a regular guest lecturer.
Karen is the chair of trustees and oversees educational training.
Richard is based in South West England and supports individuals affected by addiction both in the UK and Africa. He has authored drug treatment programmes and lead recovery teams in both community and custodial settings.
As Treasurer, he is responsible for the financial management of the UK charity and oversees the administration of Dominion Hope Academy in Kenya.
Claire has a lifetime worth of caring for others. As a Trustee she has firmly established herself as the Lead for children’s health and well-being. This compliments her professional role as Nurse Practitioner. When visiting Dominion Hope Academy, Claire leads the team offering a health clinic to staff and children at the school.
Having lived in Kenya she understands the needs of children living and growing up in a developing country and especially within deprived areas. Claire is passionate for the welfare of children and to develop her Trustee role in this area.
Grace is a self-employed community artist working in Wiltshire and neighbouring counties as part of the Creative Minds Art Network, a UK-based social enterprise. She is passionate about working with vulnerable and disengaged members of her local community, delivering accessible, fun art sessions to people from all walks of life. Working with community groups, local organisations, charities, libraries, etc., she supports people living with long-term mental health conditions, stroke survivors and those living with dementia, as well as pre-schoolers, after-school clubs and youth groups.
Grace is a team leader at her local Foodbank, where she volunteers every week. Grace and her husband are currently setting up a Community Interest Company (CIC) to address the need to support those with long-term mental health challenges. The project will consist of both outdoor ‘green’ therapeutic activities and an indoor workshop space, where Grace will facilitate creative activities.