UK Charity Number: 1155829 Zambian NGO Registration: RINGO 101/0153/14
Charlene Chama has over 10 years of experience in the NGO management sector and was the winner of the 2010 Humanitarian Staff of the Year Award run by Action Against Hunger and a 2014 Young African Leaders Fellow. Charlene who has worked for Oxfam, the Copperbelt Health Education Project and American Jewish World Service, is currently employed by USAID as a manager on a women's entreprenurship programme.
Gill Staden is the founding member of the national newsletter The Livingstonian and is a published Struik author. Mrs Staden who has worked for the Overseas Development Association (ODA) as a teacher in Nigeria, Botswana and Zambia, brings to the board over twenty years of experience within the education sector of Zambia. Additionally, Mrs Staden has a vast amount of experience in agriculture and runs her own organic nursery in Livingstone.
Muftau Ibrahim is a co-founder of the School Club Zambia and Director of his own business management consultancy company which he established over 10 years ago as a young entrepreneur! Muftau who attended school in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Switzerland brings an international perspective on education to the board and a passion for using business to overcome poverty.
Lois "Mutinta" Cochrane (Senior Manager) co-founded the School Club Zambia in 2011 and has over 10 years of experience working for various not-for profits in both the UK and Zambia including Concern Worldwide and African Revival. Lois has an MSc in Development Studies from the University College of London's, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and in 2014 was a cohort fellow in Startup Generation's Global Fellowship. A keen blogger, you can read about Lois' views on rural social entreprenurship here.
Sunster "Sunny" Siabukandu (Programme Manager) has been volunteering and working in youth development for the last 3 years including working for the Southern African Aids Trust. Sunny, who joined our team in early 2015, has a serious passion for ending youth unemployment and, alongside his other duties, is the man behind our successful Young Farmers Club.
Alice "Al" Simakala (Gender and Youth Officer) is in charge of mainstreaming gender and youth issues into all of SCZ's programmes. Alice has been involved in youth entreprenurship projects since her school won the People's Prize in Teach a Man to Fish's School Enterprise Challange in 2011. We are yet to meet a more motivational speaker on the rights of youth and love her fresh perspectives on mobilising school resources.
Left to right: Charlene at the UK Action Against Hunger Awards; Gill at her 'Beyond the Victoria Falls' book signing; Muftau
Left to right: Lois helping to dig at Chisyabulungu; Sunny with a class at Chisyabulungu; Alice delivering new Happy Readers books to pupils at Siamucaala