Board of Trustees UK
The Trustees oversee and monitor the administration, growth, and projects of VITAL. They also investigate new projects and are responsible for support, development, and new relationships of the organisation. None of the Trustees are compensated for, nor benefit financially from their involvement in VITAL or any of its projects. The Trustees choose VITAL’s projects based on merit, cause and need while monitorng them regularly for progress and satisfactory completion. They ensure that all of the money raised goes into the undertaken projects. To this end VITAL works with credible, well-known non-profit organisations that have a proven track record and support the causes that align with the objectives of VITAL. Such organisations include: Child Rights and You (CRY), Child In Need Institute (CINI Asha) and the Hope Kolkata Foundation.
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Born in Indonesia, Yvonne received her BPharm from The Victoria College of Pharmacy, Victoria, Australia. Many years later Yvonne received her ITEC Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology & Body Massage; ITEC Certificate in Sports Massage; RSA/Cambridge Certificate in CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) / TEFL(Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Having spent the last two decades devoted to her husband and her two sons, Yvonne has now focused her efforts towards helping children worldwide and the development of VITAL. Yvonne's interest in sports has led her to raise $8000 in the World Swim Against Malaria, and at the London triathlon raising thousands of dollars for children suffering from poverty around the world. Read Yvonne's blog here.
Born in New York City, USA, Mithra was educated in New Jersey and received his BA in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an MBA in Economics, from Georgetown University, Washington, USA. Having lived and studied with yoga master Swami Satchidanada, he began teaching yoga in New York City and then went into the natural food business. He moved to England with his wife and son to study with John Makepeace at Parnham House School for Master Craftsmen in Woodworking. Upon finishing this 2 year intensive program, he began historical building restoration work and founded Westrock Limited based in the UK. More recently over the last three years, with his reduced involvement in Westrock, Mithra has dedicated his time to black and white photography.
Educated in London at the Lycee Francais de Londres & always involved in voluntary work since a teenager, Gloria joined the Soroptimist International & became heavily involved with Human Rights and the Status of Women, representing S.I. at International Conventions as well as Press Officer for the Federation of Great Britain and Ireland.
Born in New York City, USA, Aravinda was educated at Winchester College, Winchester, UK and received his BSc with a concentration in Real Estate & Finance from the School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University, New York, USA. After working for Falcon Funding and the Falcone Group, a real estate private equity firm and integrated real estate company in Boca Raton Florida, Aravinda recently joined WestrockLimited, a real estate company based in the UK. Aravinda has directed and fundraised a number of events, including WEF (Winchester Entertainment Festival) in aid of Childline
Born in Yeovil, England, Arjuna was educated at Winchester College, Winchester, UK and received his BA in English with an emphasis on creative writing from the University of California Davis, USA. Arjuna completed a year at University of the Arts London, Central St. Martins College and his Masters degree in Fine Art at the California Institute of the Arts-Valencia. Arjuna previously worked as a fundraiser for ActionAid and directed a fundraising event for ChildLine. Arjuna is the Founder and Director of Concord - an artist run space and non-profit based in Cypress Park,Los Angeles with socially engaging art projects, with the goal of building and bridging community(s) through art and ideas. Arjuna variously writes poems and essays, makes films and exhibits his artwork both locally and internationally with recent exhibitions in Canada,USA, UK, Switzerland, Germany and Australia. See some of his photos and poems.
Robert Bingham FCSD
Educated in Surrey and London, Bob gained his degree in Design at St Martins College of Art and is a Fellow of the Society of Designers. After a short spell in advertising, he set up his own Design Consultancy specialising in International Exhibition Design and Events, with offices in London, New York, Los Angeles and Cannes, France. Three years ago, having sold his original business, he founded PUSH Studios PLC specialising in all aspects of design. Today he is Chairman but is actively involved in various charities. He is also a member of Farm Street Church, Mayfair, where he is on the Finance Committee overseeing Charitable donations and fundraising.
Board of Associates ITALY
Born in Monza-Italy in 1972, Anna has always developed a sense of freedom, creativity, spirit of adventure that has grown in harmony with an irreproachable work and study career. With a degree in Business Administration at Bocconi, Anna worked in some primary Marketing & Advertising companies in Milan, before deciding to leave for Australia to explore another part of the world and get new inspiration. She started her own business in Hi-tech (multimedia, 3D, videoconferencing). Mother of darling Emma and with the encouragement from husband Luigi, Anna is committed to helping children less fortunate than her own.
Born in Turin, Allegra has a degree in Business Administration at Catholic University of Milan. Married to Federico and mother of Gherardo, she descends from a family of entrepreneurs in various fields including international tour operator which has led her to travel since she was young. Starting her own company organizing academic Tours for renown cultural associations in Italy. During a pilgrimage to Kumbamela in India she became aware of the possibility to make the world a better place for the children less fortunate than her own 6 year old Gherardo. With encouragement and support from husband Federico, VITAL ITALY was born.
Born in Monza, Italy, Federica took her degree in Philosophy at Milan Catholic University. Besides her career –which started in global public relations and communications firms, she came to the present executive position in an healthcare company and has cultivated some personal passions. She loves hiking in the mountains, travelling and meeting other cultures from an anthropological and spiritual point of view. She practices Yoga and meditation. In this continuous interior soul searching, she naturally encountered the Indian Culture and, within this, the need for helping, together with her girl-friends, Indian Children.