Staff


Encompass Trust is a small charity. We devote as much of our funds as possible to delivering our work and to enabling young people from all over the world to undertake the “Journey of Understanding”. We depend on a core central office staff of four (based in London) supported by national coordinators in each of the territories in which we work, a large band of volunteers and alumni, and a board of trustees largely drawn from the ranks of Daniel’s family.

London office

Eric Appleby
(Chief Executive)

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eric@encompasstrust.org

Eric Appleby is a senior executive with extensive experience working at high level in the public, private and third sectors. He served as a private secretary, before devoting nine years to developing the National Federation of Voluntary Literacy Schemes from the ground up. For 14 years (1990-2004) he was Chief Executive of Alcohol Concern, and subsequently (as an independent consultant) he specialised in voluntary sector policy, organisational development, and negotiating voluntary/public sector partnerships. He joined Encompass in 2008.

At Encompass, he has executive oversight of the organisation’s strategy, management, resourcing and programme direction.

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Lucy Frankenburg
(Programme Manager)

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Since graduating in 2008, Lucy has worked around the world in education and development projects with Tender Hearts, Global Action, OMF (Overseas Mission Frontiers) and CRUIS (the Centre for Research in Urban and Intercultural Studies). The work has taken her to India, Ghana, Cambodia and the Philippines.  Prior to joining Encompass, she worked as Development Manager at the Salmon Youth Centre in Bermondsey, where she led large scale capital and revenue fundraising projects, and a variety of youth programmes and training initiatives. 

As Programme Manager, she oversees all practical aspects of the “Journey of Understanding”; she manages and develops relationships with Encompass Coordinators around the world; she is responsible for building partnerships with UK organisations; and she monitors and evaluates performance and effectiveness.

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Sahdia Khan
(Programme Manager)

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Having graduated in Journalism in 2007, Sahdia went back to university and trained as an English teacher. In 2013 Sahdia joined Encompass Trust as Programme Manager, she is responsible for the ‘Journey of Understanding’; a ten day programme for young people form Palestine, Israel, Indonesia, the USA and the UK. Twice a year, she brings young people from diverse communities, cultures and religions together to take part in life-changing activities which challenge ideas around stereotype, conflict and community. She is also responsible for supporting UK alumni as they develop community-based projects; and for developing Encompass’ schools work. She is responsible for building partnerships with UK organisations; and monitors and evaluates performance and effectiveness. Sahdia is a hands-on programme planner and facilitates and enjoys delivering her own projects and training. 

Sahdia has been Chair for Aik Saath, a peer-led conflict resolution charity, for a number of years and founded the 3rd Wexham Scouts Group. Sahdia has taken part in a number of courses abroad in the field of conflict resolution, anti-racism and intercultural learning. She is committed to developing her understanding and practice in the field of conflict resolution and reconciliation.

     

   

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Jason Bowles
(Community Development/Fundraising Project Worker)

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Jason has worked in the UK charity sector for over ten years and has worked for charities including RNID, The National Autistic Society, Help the Aged and Church Urban Fund. He is involved in a number of projects outside of Encompass. He was a trustee for the Margins Project, a homelessness project in Islington and for two youth projects - Ignite Trust and Re:Gen in Harrow. He is an independent visitor for young people in the care system in his local area and runs the programme on behalf of Harrow Council. He is experienced in capacity building and development work, as well as fundaising.  

For Encompass he is responsible for capacity building, fundraising, and developing relationships with supporters and community partners. He has an interest in politics, history, civil rights, propaganda and the media, and psychology.

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International offices

Karen AbuZant
(Encompass Coordinator Palestine)

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Karen is a youth educator, programme leader and programme coordinator with extensive experience in managing youth, peace, co-existence and cross-border communication initiatives. She currently works in directorial/coordinator roles with Seeds of Peace International, the Sarah Society for Social Development in Palestine, and her own charity The Tulkarem Peaceful Education Community Centre. She also recently worked as recruiter for the Israeli Palestinian Centre for Research and Information’s Women for Change programme.

As the trust’s coordinator in Palestine, she recruits participants, facilitates preparation workshops, runs follow-up activities, and manages all communication between participants and programme managers in the UK.

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Yair Seri
(Encompass Coordinator Israel)

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After working and volunteering in education and special education fields in Israel, Yair went on Encompass' "Journey of Understanding" in 2013. Since then he joined and initiated organisations and projects that promote dialogue and understanding between Israelis and Palestinians of all ages, in Jerusalem and around Israel and Palestine. Among them are interfaith organisation "Kids for Peace", working with youth, and "Simply Sing", a Jerusalem based Palestinian-Israeli joint group, arranging big events for mixed audience and dialogue groups.

As the trust's coordinator in Israel, he recruits, prepares and supports the Israeli “Journey of Understanding” participants, develops projects with them on their return, and is currently active in building a range of new community partnerships.

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Sarasno Bambang
(Programme Development Manager Indonesia)

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Sarasno is a law graduate from the University of Brawijaya in Malang. He joined the trust in 2010 and harnessed his passion for the arts and creative activity to further the Encompass cause. He became the driving force behind the country’s annual “Encompass Awards” design competition, and works extensively to help returnees develop their own projects subsequent to their participation in the international programme.

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Heroe Soeprapto
(Chair of Encompass Indonesia)

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Heroe (once a senior manager in the petro-chemicals industry) established YEPE (which means “Young Pioneers”) in Indonesia in the 1990s. He’s one of the leading figures in the country’s outdoor and youth activities field, having set up a number of organisations promoting sports ranging from rock climbing to parachuting, and every conceivable pursuit in between. He has been involved in the work of the trust since its inception in 2003, and in 2011 he steered Encompass Indonesia to independent charitable status.

His work with Encompass involves working with Indonesian alumni to recruit, prepare and support new recruits to the “Journey of Understanding” and to assist them on their return to develop community projects which build on the principles of the programme.

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