Team Leader Profile
for Ray Fowell
Working With
Habitat for Humanity
Developing World Connections
The Fuller Center for housing
About Ray
Name:   Ray Fowell

Nationality:   British

Age:   is just a number, Its attitude that matters
 

Number of trips to date: 22 as at May 2016 

Countries: Portugal, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Sri Lanka, Cameroon, India (various locations), Ghana, China, Philippines. Guatemala, Nepal, Thailand, Rajasthan.
I was born in the UK and live in Yorkshire. I migrate back to my home county of Kent on a regular basis taking life as it comes. I spent most of my early life chasing the material dream. By the age of 37 I had achieved it, or so I thought.  At that point I was the operations director for a national company.

Then after a couple of life changing events I realised that life was not all it's cracked up to be. Materialism was left behind and in it's place came time to enjoy life. Life was no longer an emergency. 
 
I moved into the property sector and set up a small management company dealing with residential lettings in Southern England. and the rest as they say is history. 
 
  
Nowadays I have a fare amount of spare time as I am semi retired and the business virtually runs itself.  I have a wonderful partner, Moira (a Sheffield Lass) who introduced me to the delights of Yorkshire and the Peak District, we now enjoy our life to the full.

I worked with HFHGB & HFHI  on 20 projects around the world between 2005 and 2014. In 2015 I became a TL for Developing World Connections and The Fuller Centre.   My overwhelming passion is for India. I think I left my heart there and it keeps drawing me back. That said, I love working in any country and I only wish I had the time to organise more than the two projects I currently manage each year. I have also had the privalidge of working with "The Robin Hood Army" an organisation that feeds street people in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the number of countries is growing constantly. Started by two youngsters in 2014.
 
I have travelled extensively throughout Europe, Canada and America. I love to cook, walk, ride my motorcycle (not a Harley but a 200mph crotch rocket),  I love music, spending time with friends, and making new ones, seeing the real world whilst giving something back and spending time working out which project I will get involved with next. 

I take my position as a Team Leader very seriously and strive to give my team members the best experience both in the build up to, and the time they spend in country. I aim to build a team that will work hard and play hard together, and one that is fun loving and adventurous. I must get something right as I seem to have a lot of repeat players re-joining my projects. 

"What floats my boat?"  People, Life and a sense of humour that is a little left of sensible.
 
Started with Habitat: 2005  Started with DWC: 2015  and  The Fuller Center 2015
I have also had the privalidge of working with "The Robin Hood Army" an organisation that feeds street people in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
 
ITC Level 2 Certificate in Outdoor First Aid OFA1: Outdoor First Aid Emergency Action (J/500/4375) 
OFA2: Outdoor First Aid Emergency Incident Management (J/500/4376) Cert No. OFA 10/1580
My Maxim:
'Life should  NOT  be a journey to the grave with the intention of  arriving  safely in an attractive and well preserved  body, but rather  to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one  hand - chocolate in  the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO, What a Ride'
Just so that all team members know exactly how my trips will be run (in a fashion I call spiritually diverse and religiously neutral) where I welcome people of all and no faiths or belief systems. The criteria I look for is a sincere desire to give, to serve others selflessly, to want to make a positive difference in the world, to be open respectful and tolerant, caring and compassionate, understanding and flexible.  I look for awesome ‘can do’ and ‘what I can do to help’ attitudes, and openness to,  and respect for, cultural and religious diversity within the team as well as the community we will be working in.​
 
  
If you would like any further information or details of current or future projects, please send your request to Ray via the email link below or use the contact page in the menu above.         you will also find me on Face Book
 
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