Dig Deep are incredibly fortunate to have an active and committed team of Trustees and Advisors who provide oversight and direction for the organisation.
Where to find us
We have two offices:
Ndanai, Bomet - this is where the majority of our projects are located. Having a permanent office space here allows us to cost effectively implement, monitor and support our County, Kenya programmes, and makes it easy for community members and representatives to get in touch with us to feedback on our work.
Sheffield, South Yorkshire (UK) - this is our base for supporting our volunteers and fundraising across the UK.
The Charity Team (in order of when they joined)
The Challenges Team
Many of our supporters take on life-changing challenge events in East Africa to raise vital funds for our work. These events used to be organised by external travel agents, but we now organise these in-house. This allows us to ensure that our challenges are safe, fairly benefit local people and maximise the funds raised for our projects - we’re really proud to say that because of this we are the only UK Charity approved as ethical by the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project.
Together the challenges team is responsible for supporting our challenge fundraisers both before they depart and in East Africa.
We know that our work will be most effective if we partner with local government and NGOs. It is only with their expertise, local knowledge and network that we can ensure our projects meet the needs of the communities we work with.
Bomet County Government
We have been working with Bomet County Government since 2013. The focus of our work together so far has been on our WASH in Schools programme ensuring every child in targeted sub-counties has access to clean drinking water, safe sanitation and hygiene education. This work has included developing a bespoke hygiene training curriculum tailored specially to the needs of children in the county. We also work together to scale up Community Led Total Sanitation programmes in the county.
The Maa Trust
The Maa Trust is a Kenyan Charitable Trust based in Narok County near to the Maasai Mara. Their mission is to ensure the long-term conservation of the Maasai Mara ecosystem through empowering periphery communities to gain significant and tangible benefits from conservation.
We have partnered closely with The Maa Trust since 2011 to help communities maintain and improve existing water and sanitation services; construct large scale Rainwater Harvesting and Spring Catchment projects; and provide hygiene promotion training to all school children in the region. The Maa Trust’s relationship with local communities and understanding of the delicate socio-ecological balance of the region are vital to the success of our work.