There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer
Zeina Haidar is an undergraduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles. She worked as a part-time intern at Humanity Africa as part of her study abroad program in London. Zeina is passionate about medical innovation and is planning to major in Molecular Biology at UCLA. She also loves working with kids and hopes to work in the analysis and understanding of child behavior. Zeina also loves to do hands-on volunteer work in her immediate community because she believes that even the smallest efforts can make a huge difference. During her time at Humanity Africa, Zeina had the pleasure of writing some blog posts and designing infographics for our website in order to spread information about pressing issues in Zambia.
Alessandro Terranova is Humanity Africa’s Project Management Officer. Alessandro graduated at Bologna Business School achieving an MSc in Business Administration and Finance. He has past corporate experiences in project management and business advisory roles for national and international companies. Alessandro is responsible for the ZIII project’s design and planning, risk assessment and project management tools creation. The project pursues the delivery of food security oriented outputs in rural Zambia through a gender inclusive professional empowering training approach for local small holders and aims to incorporate them into Humanity Africa’s social enterprise and supply chain. Alongside with this Alessandro is responsible for conducting research, writing project proposals and supporting budgeting activities.
Eni Adelaja is a recent graduate from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Economics. She joined Humanity Africa following a keen interest in development, provoked by the conditions of her native country, Nigeria, and a development economics module undertaken at university. Some of the projects she has been involved with include the soft launch of Humanity Africa’s Moringa products at Camexpo – a health and wellbeing event, the expression of interest for Humanity Africa’s agriculture and aquaculture project, ZIIII, and grants to propel Humanity Africa’s Water and Sanitation Hygiene project supporting children in Zambia’s community schools. She has also written blog posts for Humanity Africa’s Moringa product line.
Joshua Charles is an undergraduate at the University of Nottingham, currently studying Biotechnology. Having a keen interest in scientific development, specifically its relation to the business sector. Using knowledge gained from time with us in combination with that of his studies, he seeks to aid in the merger of these two fields for far more effective future advances in both. Working as a business development volunteer he used his Biology based background to assist in the creation of Humanity Africa’s Agri-Tech catalyst application.
Daniel Owusu Acheampon is Humanity Africa’s Business Development Volunteer. A Master’s graduate in African Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Daniel is primarily working to create the expression of interest for the Zambian Ziiri project, which seeks to develop the capacity of rural farmers in Mkushi by training them to incorporate tilapia and poultry into their business models. Daniel is also responsible for conducting research into Zambian aquaculture and into the economies of other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Danielle Song is Humanity Africa’s Communications and PR Volunteer. Danielle graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a major in Peace and Conflict Studies and has a deep interest in media and how it constructs culture. At Humanity Africa, Danielle worked on writing business development applications and press releases, and her passion was creating educational blog posts and infographics to better inform a public that thrives on visual communication and digital media.
Adriana Diaz is currently an undergraduate student at the University of California Merced majoring in Political Science and Spanish. Her previous experiences as a legal intern has increased her interest in international relations and international human rights. Her personal and professional background shaped her interest for NGOs. This has lead her to enjoy her work on the structure of Humanity Africa as an institution as well as numerous project developments including fundraising and campaigning.
Eva Delgado works as a Business Development volunteer at Humanity Africa. With a Masters in Engineering applied to International Development and an Agricultural Engineering degree, she has more than eight years, specialising in sustainable livelihoods, WASH programmes, climate change, gender and education. She has worked in Mali, Niger, Morocco, Mauritania, Ecuador, Colombia and Vietnam. She contributes heavily to both research and project development at Humanity Africa
Rosetta Thomas is Humanity Africa’s Business Development Volunteer. Rosetta graduated from Kingston University Business School achieving a BA Honors in Business Development Management. Rosetta is working on various areas of project development within Humanity Africa’s portfolio. She is currently working on producing content and writing business plan for the Nutri-Globe Moringa Product; alongside this she is reaching out to educational partners to support the reconstruction and supply of educational materials for Katemo Primary School in Mkushi, Zambia.
Faban Fitsum is Humanity Africa’s Trusts and Foundations Volunteer. A graduate in International Development from Portsmouth University, Faban is working to develop complex applications to various institutional, trust and foundation bodies in the UK, Europe and the US. She is responsible for prospect researching and matching the organisation’s mission with that of donors to secure funding for projects. Faban is also responsible for constructing the project plan for Humanity Africa’s first health project focusing on alleviating malaria in rural Mkushi through a programme aimed at volunteer doctors specialising in tropical medicine that will be led by Dr Bangala Wawa Basila John.
Allison Koehler is currently in her second year at the University of Connecticut studying Political Science, Human Rights, and Sociology. Allison has worked with children for as long as she can remember, and is an Arts and Crafts teacher at a summer camp and an after school program for primary school children. She currently promotes global education and international cooperation through the International Model United Nations Association, where she is an expert in administrative services and client engagement. Allison supports Humanity Africa’s administrative and fundraising initiatives at its London offices.
Carla Calandra: Carla Calandra is currently a student at the University of Connecticut earning her Bachelor of Arts in English. Carla is an active and dedicated team member with experience in helping and bringing awareness to communities in extreme poverty. In addition, Carla has a strong background in ballroom dance allowing her to bring artistic creativity into all of her work and experience. Carla volunteered with Humanity Africa to come up with compelling case studies to include in the Baseline Survey.
Christine Leeper: Currently earning her Bachelor of Science, Psychology degree at the University of Connecticut, Christine Leeper is a devoted and motivated individual with strong interests in helping families and communities in need. Christine has a background in swimming, which demonstrates her impressive planning skills, hard work, and dedication. Christine developed communication materials including flyers and leaflets for Humanity Africa.
Danielle Kosinski: Danielle Kosinski is currently earning her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Human Development and Family Study at the University of Connecticut. Through the Delta Zeta Sorority, Gamma Beta Chapter, Danielle has tones of experience in fundraising and volunteering at different organisations such as the Children’s Medical Centre, Habitat for Humanity, and the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation. Danielle developed the full content for the Crowd Funder project that goes live in Summer 2015.
Madeline Liongson: Madeline Liongson is currently a student at the University of Connecticut earning her degree in Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Madeline has immense experience working with children, as well as volunteer at the Emergency Department at Stamford Hospital. Madeline has numerous years of involvement with adolescent children, enabling her to develop strong, friendly, and supportive interpersonal skills. Madeline prepared all the school communication materials for Humanity Africa’s school fundraising project.
Emile Ollivier: Emile Ollivier earned his bachelor’s degree in History and Politics at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris, France. Emile is currently working on his master’s degree in European Politics and International Relations at the Strasbourg Institute of Political Studies in France. Emile brings a great deal of experience in campaigning and raising awareness on Human Rights issues, as well as managing and promoting events through social media sites. At Humanity Africa, Emile contributes heavily through his outstanding research skills, ability to work with social media, contribute ideas for communications and work on reports and documents.
Michelle Lee: Currently a student at the University of California, Los Angeles, Michelle Lee is earning her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Economics. With a strong background in campaigning and marketing for non-profit organizations, Michelle brings skills in developing and implementing social media campaigns on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Michelle has experience in handling the planning, logistics, and executions of promotional campaigns, while also developing innovative marketing strategies. Michelle’s multi-talent allows Humanity Africa to draw from her previous experience in campaign management; she is an experienced campaign tweeter with a keen eye for detail. Her info-graphics have helped to convert hundreds of words into easily-understandable concepts.
Lisa Raub: Lisa Raub is currently earning her Bachelor of Arts in English, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Lisa brings experience in raising money for non-profit organizations, while establishing friendly rapport with all customers and developing the skill of conducting cold calls. Through her English major, Lisa has established extensive knowledge and skill in critiquing literary works. Lisa develops the marketing and communication materials for Humanity Africa to communicate and liaise with external stakeholders and bodies. A prolific writer with a creative mind, Lisa brings in a wealth of creativity and is always bursting with ideas.
Tara Pederson: Tara Pederson is currently a student at the University of California, Santa Barbara earning her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Dance with a minor in Education. Tara is passionate about education and adolescent development which has driven her to volunteer in local schools and help underprivileged children succeed academically. With a strong background in Dance and the Arts, Tara brings fun and creative ideas into all of her work and experience. Tara contributes to Humanity Africa through her creativity and communication skills. By developing offering a critical overview of our current work, she has helped the organisation develop more user-friendly content.