Meet the team
Kieran founded No Barriers after visiting Tanzania in 2014. As a qualified Primary teacher currently teaching in Manchester, he has experience in maximising pupil achievement and knowledge of how that can be applied in developing countries.
Kieran has a law degree and post-graduate degree in education both from the University of Manchester. As well as his passion for education and development, he’s a keen mountaineer and avid Manchester United follower. Kieran runs the foundation’s work in Bangladesh and Tanzania.
Outreach and volunteer co-ordinator
Sarah became involved in the Foundation after being awarded first place in Manchester University’s ‘Volunteer of the Year’ Award 2016. Her belief that education is key to global change led her to set up the No Barriers’ Outreach project; this partners the Foundation with local schools in Manchester, increasing awareness of the barriers that exist to education across the world.
Sarah brings a wealth of experience in fundraising, recruitment and project co-ordination for charities in the UK and India. Sarah’s interests include travelling, special educational needs and Netflix.
Isaac is a primary teacher in Manchester. Isaac has an extensive background in Elite Gymnastics, spanning over 10 years, both as an athlete and a coach. As well as coaching in schools, Isaac has worked as a Curriculum Developer in Shanghai and is now Head Coach at a Gymnastics Club in Manchester.
Isaac believes that education should be accessible to all, regardless of ethnicity, nationality or gender. He leads the Foundation’s work in Guyana (South America) having travelled the country extensively. Isaac’s interests include early child development, gymnastics and travelling.
Peipei is a PhD researcher in Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester. He has volunteered and managed projects in schools and orphanages in Nepal, China and the UK.
Peipei led a team of 15 volunteers in Nairobi, Kenya and taught across three primary schools and one secondary school. He also co-ordinated building work at a centre for disabled children. Peipei leads the No Barriers Foundation’s work in Kenya. In his spare time, he loves travelling, skiing and fencing.