MCF is run by a team of Beijing based stakeholders, who manage not only the day-to-day operations but also the long-term direction and values of the organisation.
Helen Boyle, Director and Founder
After originally coming to China in 2008 to see her daughter, Helen realised that China was not really a place she could ‘just visit’. The intoxicating mix of experiences made her want to learn more about the country, so she applied for a year long sabbatical and moved to China with her husband. Helen soon discovered challenges regarding the issue of 200 million migrant workers and their children – children who with limited access to education, adequate school supplies and healthcare. As a solution, she established the Migrant Children’s Foundation, a not for profit outfit that caters to the needs of migrant children. Since then, Helen has been working with these children, in the hopes of improving their education and healthcare.
Lorna Snuggs, Curriculum & Volunteer Coordinator
Lorna trained and worked as an English teacher for five years in the UK before moving to China to teach English at a Beijing University in 2010. She has been working with MCF for one year, using her experience to develop the Migrant Schools’ curriculum and coordinate volunteers, ensuring volunteers and students alike get full benefit of the lessons provided by MCF.
Sam Shi, Curriculum Coordiantor
Sam trained as a maths teacher in the UK and worked there for 2 years before moving to China to teach maths in 2009. She has been working with MCF since 2010 and is now part of the team working to improve the quality of our Saturday ‘Beijing Buddies’ sessions by restructuring classes and implementing new teaching strategies.
Caroline Owira, Events Co-ordinator
Caroline is a trained hospitality professional and has worked with hotels for about 13 years. She has worked at the front desk, banqueting and conference events as well as in the sales departments of the Hilton Hotel, Protea Hotel and Windsor Golf Hotel. She is a Kenyan national, but has also lived and worked in Windhoek Namibia. Caroline has been with MCF now for about four months as Events Coordinator, and she loves it.
David Boyle, Marketing
Aziz Khan, Site Admin
Warren Gell, Accounts
Board of Directors
Prof. David G. Evans, CSci CChem FRSC
After several visits to Chinese university chemistry departments in the early 1990s, David was convinced of China’s potential for development in this area and he moved to Beijing University of Chemical Technology in 1996, where he is currently a member of the State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering. He has been awarded both the ‘Friendship Prize’ by the State Council of the PRC in 2001 and an ‘International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Award of the PRC’ in 2005. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and it is in cooperation with the RSC that David gives his time, as not only a Director of MCF but a volunteer too, by running MCF’s Fun With Science Program.
Tony Boyle has spent the last 42 years in the offshore gas and oil exploration business culminating in his present position of Offshore Installation Manager. Tony travels constantly due to work but also for pleasure. At present he is based in Qatar in the Middle East meaning he commutes between there and China where his family is based.
Dr Jing Jin
Dr. Jing Jin serves as Executive Director, Head of Institutional Financing of Fixed Income J.P.Morgan in Asia. Before joining JPMorgan Dr. Jin has both worked in banking and economics in both China and America as well as studying in both countries. Dr Jin has offered her support to MCF since it’s beginning and we are proud to have her as one of our esteemed directors.