Legal Notice and Trustees

Name of Company


Children & Families International Foundation


Registered office

PO Box 7327, Welton, Daventry, NN11 1DB


Contact details


Registered Charity     

No. 1122885


Children and Families International Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees who bring a range of experience and expertise:


Anstance Fometu

Anstance Fometu (nee Chunda) has been Chair of the trustees of CFIF since 2018 and is both a qualified social worker and a trained disability nurse. She has a passion for strengthening families and ensuring that the most vulnerable people in society are not only protected but their voices are heard. Anstance’s faith drives her passion and she emphasises the words in Isaiah 1:17 ‘learn to do good, seek justice, correct oppression; bring to justice the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause’. She adds ‘ a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle’.

Anstance has been a involved with CFIF since 2007 and more latterly has worked with the government, with  UNICEF, with Chancellor College, University of Malawi to further the development of social work education in that country. She has also spoken to UK social work students and internationally about the importance of supporting the development of sustainable programmes which have a strong user voice and developing indigenous resources to further inform social work education and practice.


Simba Maposa: As well as holding an MBA with a Leadership specialism, Simba is a Chartered Management Accountant with extensive experience within both the private and public sectors. He started his working career in the oil industry with BP & Shell Marketing Services before moving to Anglo American in Zimbabwe. As a senior accountant within the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) he was responsible for setting up the financial processes for the multi-funded Rural Development Programme in England. 

Simba has a genuine passion for seeing the delivery of first-class health care and has been a member of the Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust since 2010. He has previously been actively involved in a project providing food aid to disadvantaged communities and working with HIV positive children in Zimbabwe. His passion to make a direct and sustainable difference in the lives of vulnerable children in the developing world has seen him apply not only his technical finance skills to further the work of the charity. He is a keen cyclist and often cycles to raise money for a variety of charitable causes. Simba is married and has two daughters.












Christine Smith: Chris is a founding member of CFIF, having been inspired by visiting Malawi over 10 years ago, and meeting government officials, senior academics, faith leaders and community based organisations. These individuals, on learning that Chris was a qualified social worker and part of a network of practitioners and academics in the UK, requested that she help them to strengthen social work education and practice throughout Malawi. This began Children and Families International Foundation, and its specific SSWIM (Supporting Social Work in Malawi)

Chris holds a degree in Sociology and Social Administration, a Certificate of Qualification in Social Work and a Masters Degree in Social Services Management. She has worked as a practitioner and senior manager in both voluntary and statutory social care sectors, operating at regional and national level in policy formation. Now semi-retired, Chris is involved in several community initiatives, enjoys walking, travel, and being a grandparent.


Christine Mungoshi: Christine joined the trustees in 2018 having become familiar with the work of CFIF through her membership of the International Committee of the British Association of Social Work. Christine is a registered social worker in practice in the UK. She has vast experience in leadership with special interest in advocacy and community development changes in Sub Saharan Africa.

Christine is also the founding member of the ZBTA a Brain Tumour Organisation in operation in Zimbabwe. She is Special Advisor to the International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA) for the Sub -Saharan Africa region.

Christine was a member of the Inter Action leadership programme sponsored by the British Council from 2006-7 and a member of the PANel Group Africa , being the representative for Zimbabwe in 2007. She has also received several awards for volunteering. More recently Christine was a member of the Organising Committee for the Sub Saharan Africa Neuro-Oncology Collaborative Planning meeting held in London in 2017. 


Janet Walker: Janet has been involved in CFIF since 2017, becoming a Trustee in 2022. Through her work with CFIF she has been actively involved in supporting the development in Malawi, and more recently in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Human rights, social justice, promoting diversity, equality and inclusion and supporting indigenous knowledge and practice are at the heart of her practice, and empowering, working alongside and representing citizens, marginalised people and groups as critical to support ‘power within’ as a means eradicating poverty and multidimensional exclusion.
Janet is Visiting Professor (International Social Work) at the University of Lincoln, where she was Deputy Head of School/Head of Social Work until 2022. She is a Director of The British Association of Social Work (BASW), chairing their International Committee and representing the UK at the International Federation of Social Work (IFSW) Europe. Janet has spent her whole working life in social work, beginning as a Trainee Social Worker before qualifying and undertaking a number of roles in social work in the public sector, as a practitioner, manager and as an academic and researcher, including undertaking developmental projects with other countries. Janet has a Masters qualification in teaching and learning, human resource management and in Management  in Leadership, and a Doctorate in Education


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