Who we are

Our Founders

David Phillips MSc

Chair and co-founder of PEPE

Anthony Colebourne BSc

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Irene Harding

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Philippa Colebourne 

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Our Supporters

Friederike Brandt
Mandy Burrows
Paul Cawsey
Ruth Van Cranenburgh
Sandra Cunliffe
Fiona Hobson
Charlotte Phillips
Mark Reeves

Proud to be supporting us


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Why we started the charity

People Empowered Preserved Earth (PEPE) was established in January 2010 to support a development project and school created in the heart of the poverty-stricken region of the Transkei South Africa. The people behind PEPE have all been touched and inspired when volunteering or working with these projects. After seeing the many empowering changes being made in the local people they were moved to volunteer their time and effort to support these organisations.

The Centre for Appropriate Rural Technology (CART) in Sicambeni and Sisonke School in Port St Johns are projects that have brought an innovative and fresh approach to their fields. They seek to empower individuals to lead an independent, holistic life through positive education and positive student involvement. Through these innovative methods, many people’s lives have been positively changed in the communities they work in.

Through imbuing the principles of respect for self, for others and the environment, these projects encourage people to live a sustainable life using water management, permaculture and sustainable homestead building skills that reduce dependency on the local and national government. Together CART and Sisonke School create a powerful model for change by empowering children and adults alike.

Who are PEPE?

Making a Difference

Get in Touch

San Pedro Church,  500 Terry Francois Street San Francisco, CA 94158  |  info@mysite.com  |  Tel: 123-456-7890

 Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 8am & 8pm,​​ Saturday: 9am & 7pm, ​Sunday: 9am & 8pm


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