Meet The Family

staff

Neema Namadamu

Founder & Executive Director 

Hero Women Rising & Synergy of Congolese Women's Associations

Neema Namadamu is a visionary game-changer. Women Thrive Worldwide named her as 1 of 14 Fierce Women’s Rights Advocates To Watch In 2014.

Rebecca Roberts-Wolfe

Director of Operations

Hero Women Rising

Rebecca joined the staff of Hero Women Rising in October 2017, as Director of Communications and Development, after volunteering

for the organization for several years.  She is passionate about women’s solidarity and changing the paradigm of our times.  

Boniface Rukumbuzi

Director of Operations

Synergy of Congolese Women's Associations

With a university degree in Law, Boniface has been a valued contributing member to South Kivu Province’s Civil Society for many years.

Anne-Marie Uwimana

Office Manager

Synergy of Congolese Women's Associations

Anne-Marie became a member of the Maman Shujaa Media Center in 2017 and aligned immediately with its vision, quickly becoming one of the most engaged members and representing SAFECO at local Civil Society meetings.  She joined SAFECO’s staff in the summer of 2019.

Masoka Jeanne Namunezero

Director of Programs
Synergy of Congolese Women's Associations

“I love to change Africa through young women, because it is they who will be the mothers of the nations of the world,” says Masoka.

Ariane Moza

Program Lead

Synergy of Congolese Women's Associations

Moza became a member of the Maman Shujaa Center in 2013, in order to learn computing, soon after graduating from university with a degree in Business.  She quickly became a very active participant in our Girl Ambassadors for Peace program, and has gone on to lead several different programs.

Bukavu Center

Clementine Namasomo

Lead computer trainer - Bukavu Center Synergy of Congolese Women's Associations

Clementine was the first Maman Shujaa member to join the staff. She was initially hired as an office cleaner, and began learning computer skills. Capable and passionate, Clementine has now been an integral part of the Media Center staff since 2014.

Letithia Nantabara

Sewing Trainer - Bukavu Center
Synergy of Congolese Women's Associations

In 2014, Letithia began learning how to sew. So in 2015 when SAFECO was embarking on its Micro Enterprise industry to make washable, reusable feminine hygiene kits...

Rachel Umutoni Walters

Volunteer Program Director, Light of Hope Bukavu Center

Synergy of Congolese Women's Associations

In 2017 Rachel founded a program called Light of Hope, to provide school fees, supplies and uniforms for orphaned children in the DRC. 

Esther Atosha

Computer, English, and Entrepreneurial Trainer - Bukavu Center

Synergy of Congolese Women's Associations

Esther first joined the Center as a member, became a Girl Ambassador for Peace, and joined the staff in 2019.  Her diverse range of skill sets make her a versatile trainer, specializing in several different areas.

Kubota Songa Petite

Seamstress in training and Cleaner -

Bukavu Center
Synergy of Congolese Women's Associations

Bio coming soon...

Joseph Bisetsa

Security - Bukavu Center
Synergy of Congolese Women's Associations

 

It's been 4 years that I have been a security guard at SAFECO.  I am studying Public Law. Having the job at SAFECO gave me a lot of hope for a happy life.

Narcisse Zawadi

Receptionist - Bukavu Center

Synergy of Congolese Women's Associations

Bio coming soon...

Emerance Nabizana

Girl Ambassadors, Ring Project -

Bukavu Center

Synergy of Congolese Women's Associations

Bio Coming Soon...

Itombwe Center

Carlos  Kinyama

Facility Manager - Itombwe Center

Synergy of Congolese Women's Associations

Carlos is a man of Itombwe. He was born in Marunde, the village where the Center is located. He grew up there and knows and is known and respected by everyone in the vast Haut Plateau.

Justin Nkundanyirazo

Environmental Conservation Field Manager

Itombwe Center

Synergy of Congolese Women's Associations

Justin is a local of Marunde. He grew up living in the forested mountains of Itombwe and working in the agricultural fields his ancestors had made by clearing areas of the forest.

Furaha Nyasafari

Sewing Trainer - Itombwe Center
Synergy of Congolese Women's Associations

Bio Coming Soon...

Aline Mukobwa

Sewing Trainer - Itombwe Center

Synergy of Congolese Women's Associations\

Bio Coming Soon...

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