Who we are

We’re registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) – a new form of charity. We think of ourselves as a social startup, and our revenues are all invested towards our charitable mission.



Janet Gunter, Community / Communications Lead, Co-founder

Janet is an American/British activist, anthropologist who has lived and worked in Brazil, East Timor, Portugal and Mozambique. She has lived in Brixton, south London, for eight years and feels at home there.



Ugo Vallauri, Business Development Lead, Co-founder

Ugo is an Italian researcher with an MPhil in Geography from Royal Holloway, University of London. He worked with the Slow Food movement, then lived four years in Kenya, working for Computer Aid International. He left his heart in Nairobi, and now lives in Camden.



David “Panda” Mery, London volunteer coordinator

David is a London-based researcher, bricoleur, activist and flâneur. He currently volunteers with the Restart Project, is a director of an organisation run by and for autistic people and is a civil liberties activist.


Our “Restarters”

Our active volunteer “Restarters” – currently about 40 of them – are crucial to our work. Behaviour change and learning starts with them – with their coaching, teaching and encouragement. They come from all over London, from all ages and all walks of life.


Our trustees

Tony Roberts was a founder of Computer Aid International for 14 years its CEO. He was elected as a founding Director of BOND (UK membership body for NGOs working in international development) and served on the board for four years. He is currently a PhD candidate at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Carolina Vallejo is a designer and creative strategist behind the provocative Design for the First World. She holds a degree in Literature, a Masters in Publishing and another from ITP at NYU. Carolina works in projects in architecture, design, community-building and interactive arts.

Dr. Niall Winters is an Associate Professor of Learning and New Technologies at the Department of Education, University of Oxford. His main research interest is in understanding how educational interventions can help to address inequality.


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