The Trusts

Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust

Steve and orphaned bushbaby, Changa

Trust Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director

Steve Tolan

Steve Tolan is co-founder of Chipembele and is a non-executive Director. He is a Senior Honorary Wildlife Police Officer and is very active in patrolling the area and in protecting the wildlife and natural environment of South Luangwa.

Christina, with orphaned elephant calf, Tafika, rescued by Chipembele and SLCS in 2009.


Christina Carr

Co-founder of Elephant Wood, a small Contemporary Design company utilising fallen hardwood timber to make turned and carved wooden bowls and other art pieces in South Luangwa. She is also joint Director with her husband Adrian Carr in Makolekole, a company that installs boreholes in the area.

Deb (centre) with ZAWA Scout Baron, and Guide Sebastian.


Deb Tittle

Independent professional Safari Guide, specialising in South Luangwa.

Adam on a Luangwa River canoe trip, 2012.


Adam Goulding

Adam was born and raised in Zambia but emigrated in 2015 with his Australian wife to Melbourne, but maintains strong ties with Zambia through family and deep personal interest.

Charles gave a speech on behalf of the community at the Chipembele Centre’s 10th anniversary celebrations in May 2011.


Charles Zulu

Recently retired Head Teacher of Chiwawatala Basic School who encouraged us from ‘Day One’.

Thandiwe and the Luangwa River and South Luangwa National Park in the background.


Thandiwe Mweetwa

Thandiwe is a former Chipembele Conservation ‘star’ pupil. She has a BSc in Animal Science from the University of British Columbia and a MSc from the University of Arizona, her thesis was based on female lion reproduction in South Luangwa. Thandiwe is a member of the scientific research staff at the Zambian Carnivore Programme. In 2016 she was awarded as one of National Geographic’s Emerging Explorer

Emma and Pluto at Chipembele in 2017


Emma Still

Emma is the Creative Director for Chipembele. She lives in Adelaide, Australia and has volunteered for the organisation on numerous occasions. She was a key organiser of the Australia- Zambia student exchange in 2013/2014 and is again for the exchange in 2018/19. She has raised considerable sums for Chipembele over the years and has imaginatively redesigned the classroom at the Chipembele Centre and the Student Resource Room (now called the Habitat) at the Chipembele Offices.

Ruth always effervescent!


Ruth Macallan

Ruth volunteered for Chipembele for 6 months in 2016/17 and loves helping people and caring for animals in equal measures. She is now running a hospitality business in Scotland with her husband.

The Chipembele Trust | UK

Chipembele Trust is a UK registered charity (number 1107698) which supports The Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust in Zambia for the advancement of the education of children and young people in the conservation and preservation of the environment and its wildlife. Chipembele Trust UK also supports the Chipembele Pupil Sponsorship Scheme, in Zambia, which enables orphaned and vulnerable children to attend school.

The UK Trust Trustees

Nigel Morgan (Secretary)

Paul Norley (Treasurer)

June Chapman (Trustee)