Fellows Serving in Africa

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SOUTH AFRICA

Asumani, Abdallah
Serving at: Cape Town Hope of Africa
Location: Capetown, South Africa
From: DRCongo, Africa

Abdallah is serving as a development officer with the Hope of Africa Foundation, which was established in 1997 for the purposes of empowering African communities economically, socially, and spiritually. Based in Cape Town, the organization engages in a broad range of social services, including food programs; drug rehabilitation; and counseling for families, children, and youth.


Kelsey L. Gatza
Serving At: Sowers of the Word Church
Location: Capetown, South Africa
Home Country: USA

Kelsey is serving as a program and community development officer at Sowers of the Word Church in Cape Town, South Africa. Sowers of the Word is a non-denominational church with multiple sites in South Africa and Madagascar. In Cape Town, its community development ministry includes an area known as Cape Flats, with a focus on Lavender Hill, an area of 32,598 people with an extremely low average monthly household income and a high unemployment rate. Under apartheid, Cape Flats was a Coloured area. Kelsey engages in a range of youth and communications ministries. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/gatza-kelsey#sthash.IOs84Nom.dpuf


Ndaie P. Lumbala
Serving At: Hope of Africa Foundation
Location: Capetown, South Africa
Home Country: DRCongo, Africa

Ndaie is serving as a development officer with the Hope of Africa Foundation, which was established in 1997 for the purpose of empowering African communities economically, socially, and spiritually. Based in Cape Town, the organization engages in a broad range of social services, including food programs; drug rehabilitation; and counseling for families, children, and youth. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/lumbala-paul-ndaie#sthash.cI4Y14fe.dpuf


Krystal Norman
Serving At: Cape Town Bold Empowerment Partnership
Location: Capetown, South Africa
Home Country: USA

Krystal is serving as intern in community development with the Cape Town Bold Empowerment Partnership in Cape Town, South Africa. The nonprofit partnership, established in 2011, facilitates economic development among marginalized persons and families, notably in an area known as the Cape Flats, comprising neighborhoods with high unemployment and low formal educational achievement. Krystal’s work is concentrated in the Lavender Hill High School and Hanover Park youth programs. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/norman-krystal#sthash.uH5S3xDc.dpuf

 

Emmanuel Sann, Jr.
Serving At: Cape Town Bold Empowerment Partnership
Location: South Africa
Home Country: Liberia, Africa

Emmanuel is serving in the area of community development at the Cape Town Bold Empowerment Partnership in Cape Town, South Africa. The partnership is a faith-based nonprofit organization set up in 2011 to promote the empowerment of poor and marginalized people, particularly for youth, women, and the unemployed. Emmanuel works primarily with high school and community-based youth programs. This involves the use of social media and preparation for more advanced technical training. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/sann-emmanuel#sthash.09vhUaME.dpuf

 

KENYA

Shandirai B. Bwawa
Serving At: Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)
Location: Kenya
Home Country: Zimbabwe, Africa

Shandirai is serving as a climate change program officer with the Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) based in Nairobi, Kenya. The alliance is comprised of more than a thousand organizations and networks—many of them faith-based—in 45 African countries. The goal is a coordinated African response to the social and economic challenges brought by climate change. Founded in 2008, PACJA represents the justice-related issues around climate change identified within Africa. It holds observed status with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Shandirai works primarily in coordination of alliance activities with faith groups. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/bwawa-shandirai#sthash.1lubQr6j.dpuf


Dorcas S. Ewoodzie
Serving At: Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)
Location: Kenya
Home Country: Ghana, Africa

Dorcas is serving as a climate change program officer with the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) based in Nairobi, Kenya. The alliance is composed of more than a thousand organizations and networks—many of them faith-based—in 45 African countries. The goal is a coordinated African response to the social and economic challenges brought by climate change. Founded in 2008, PACJA represents the justice-related issues around climate change identified within Africa. It holds observed status with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Dorcas works primarily with the coordination of alliance activities with faith groups. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/ewoodzie-dorcas#sthash.p4oVx9kj.dpuf


MALAWI

Gerald Chandakabata
Serving At: Malawi Provisional Annual Conference
Location: Malawi
Home Country: Zimbabwe, Africa

Gerald is serving as a community health worker in the Malawi Provisional Annual Conference in Africa. The conference headquarters are in Blantyre, but its health program is both rural and urban. The Malawi health program engages in direct services, poverty alleviation, leadership development, and capacity building. Gerald works with clinics, anti-malaria efforts, community-based health services and nutrition education, and helps to coordinate the ministries of volunteers in mission. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/chandakabata-gerald#sthash.Sf9Wc4X9.dpuf


ZAMBIA

Gloria Kalokhe
Serving At: The Pilgrim Wesleyan Church
Location: Zambia
Home Country: India

Gloria is serving as an assistant with the Hope for Children ministry at Pilgrim Wesleyan Church in Lusaka, Zambia. Responsibilities include organizing activities for children, visiting schools, and setting up services for children and their guardians. The ministry covers Lusaka and surrounding areas. Pilgrim Wesleyan Church is a congregation of the Wesleyan Church. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/kalokhe-gloria#sthash.dK6ny2F3.dpuf


TOGO

Yves Kinangwa
Serving At: Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in West Africa
Location: Togo
Home Country: DRCongo, Africa

Yves is serving as a food and climate change advocacy officer with the Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in West Africa, based in Lomé, Togo. The fellowship was established in 1994 and represents denominations and ecumenical organizations in 13 West African countries. It facilitates dialogue, collaboration, and joint action among the members. Yves is part of a staff team engaged in framing advocacy initiatives. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/kinangwa-yves#sthash.5EJ6B2ws.dpuf


COTE D’IVOIRE

Didier Monga wa Shakapanga
Serving At: United Methodist Church of Côte d’Ivoire
Location: Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Home Country: DRCongo, Africa

Didier is serving as a community advisor in the HIV/AIDS ministry of the United Methodist Church of Côte d’Ivoire United Methodist Church in Abidjan. HIV/AIDS is one of multiple challenges—such as poverty, gender inequality, and human rights violations—in Côte d’Ivoire as the country continues to recover from years of civil war and still faces regional tensions. The church is called to bring hope through prevention of HIV/AIDS in the community, and to take care of people living with the disease, including orphans and pregnant women. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/monga-wa-shakapanga-didier#sthash.gmy44qOI.dpuf


Mufwambwe D. Chamusa
Serving At: United Methodist Church of Côte d’Ivoire
Location: Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Home Country: DRCongo, Africa

Chamusa is serving as community advisor in the HIV/AIDS ministry of the United Methodist Church of Côte d’Ivoire United Methodist Church in Abidjan. In Côte d’Ivoire HIV/AIDS is one of multiple challenges that lead to problems such as poverty, gender inequality, and human rights violations, as the country continues to recover from years of civil war and still faces regional tensions. The church is called to bring hope through prevention of HIV/AIDS in the community and to take care of people living with the disease, including orphans and pregnant women. The United Methodist Church of Côte d’Ivoire has an HIV/AIDS office and Chamusa works with pastors and lay and community leaders in planning and training for HIV/AIDS-related ministries, particularly related to children and youth, including orphans. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/mufwambwe-dan-chamusa#sthash.iKm1kqSM.dpuf


LIBERIA

Alick N. Mvula

Serving At: Imani House
Location: Liberia
Home Country: Zambia, Africa

Alick is serving as a research and support assistant at Imani House, Inc. in Monrovia, Liberia. The mission of Imani is to assist marginalized youth and families and to help community members become the decision-makers about the future of their communities. It reaches 17,000 women and children a year through its clinic and another 3,000 people through adult education and youth programs. As a non-sectarian and not-for-profit organization, Imani House serves all without distinction of ethnicity, culture, gender, or economic status. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/mvula-alick#sthash.qM5kn1lg.dpuf


MOZAMBIQUE

Otshi Ombaku
Serving At: The Center of Hope
Location: Mozambique
Home Country: DRCongo, Africa

http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/ombaku-otshi

 

Elfie Grace Tangunan
Serving At: The Center of Hope
Location: Mozambique
Home Country: Philippines, Asia

http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/tangunan-elfie

 

John Yambasu
Serving At: Sierra Leone Annual Conference
Location: Mozambique
Home Country: Sierra Leone, Africa

John is serving as a training and research coordinator at JustaPaz Center of Study and Conflict in Maputo, Mozambique. The center promotes a society of peace, justice, democracy, and good government. It seeks to reduce political and religious conflicts and violence in a country that has known its share of polarization, but has had a relative stable political environment for 20 years. Mozambique is a multiracial country that observes religious liberty and tolerance.  – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/yambasu-john#sthash.WREvet6M.dpuf

ZIMBABWE

Jonathan T. Rose, II
Serving At: Simukai Child Protection Center
Location: Zimbabwe
Home Country: Liberia, Africa

Jonathan is working at Simukai Child Protection Center in Mutare, Zimbabwe. The center is a registered child welfare agency serving homeless and at-risk children and youth under age 18 in Manicaland (a region of Zimbabwe) and beyond. It provides temporary shelter to survivors of abuse, advocates for children’s rights, offers rehabilitation for those who have been living on the streets, and provides vocational training. Jonathan’s primary responsibilities relate to the center’s sex education and reproductive intervention programs. – See more at: http://www.umcmission.org/explore-our-work/missionaries-in-service/missionary-profiles/rose-ii-jonathan#sthash.ciaaO2ph.dpuf