• Some of the Gua Africa team in Leer, South Sudan

Meet The Team

Emmanuel Jal

Emmanuel Jal

Founder, UK, South Sudan and Kenya Director
Emmanuel founded Gua Africa in 2006 and has since formally become a Director for both the UK and South Sudan Board. Whilst touring worldwide as an activist and musician Emmanuel promotes Gua Africa wherever possible. For more information visit the founder's page.
Ruth Gumm

Ruth Gumm

UK, South Sudan & Kenya Director
Ruth met Emmanuel in 2007 and became a Director after helping Gua Africa achieve its’ UK charity registration in 2008. A qualified social worker, Ruth is employed as a senior manager for a Health and Social Care Enterprise. Volunteering her time for Gua Africa, Ruth specifically oversees the running of the Survivors of War programme.
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Johnny McCune

Johnny McCune

UK Director
Johnny is Emma McCune’s younger brother. After years of separation Johnny and Emmanuel were reunited around 2008. In 2010 Johnny became a UK Director of Gua Africa. Johnny is a Television Producer who has worked for many UK television companies, a published author and volunteers in his spare time for Gua Africa.
Clement Raan William

Clement Raan William

South Sudan Director
Raan is from Leer and has many years of experience working with civil non-governmental organisations. He currently works for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and is focused on the field of Democracy and Good Governance. He is based in Bentiu, the capital of Unity State and volunteers for Gua Africa in his spare time.
Kate Gumm

Kate Gumm

UK Coordinator
Kate met Emmanuel in 2007 and they quickly became friends. After graduating from University of Sussex in 2009 with a BA in International Development Kate was employed by Gua Africa to manage the running of the charity on a full-time basis and makes regular trips to Kenya and South Sudan to monitor the projects.
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Chrispinus Adams Okumu

Chrispinus Adams Okumu

Kenya Programme Coordinator
Adams has been managing Gua Africa’s Kenya programmes since May 2012 firstly on a part-time basis and now full-time. Adams was previously a Principal of a High School within Nairobi and has graduated from the University of Kampala with a BA in Education. He also has experience in working for NGOs across East Africa.