Our Team

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Nicole Rebecca Zeigler Mano


Having taught in classrooms in Coastal Kenya, Northern California and Read More

Ellen Mapiko

Ellen Mutambara Mapiko

Head of School

Ellen Mutambara – Mapiko is a seasoned educator who worked in both National and international
curriculums in Zimbabwe, Read More


Betty Mafemera

Youth Programs Coordinator

Betty is a USAP alumni from the Class of 2014 who holds a BA in Read More


Nicole Kumbula

Fundraising and Partnership Manager

Nicole is a USAP alumni from the Class of 2015 and EducationUSA 2016-2017 Read More

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Farirai Majoni

Finance and Administration Manager

Farirai Majoni is a holder of Bachelor of Accounting Sciences Read More


Dalicia Bukasa

TWEENS Operations Coordinator

Dalicia Bukasa is a young lady from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read More

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Julienne Nkanka


Julienne is a USAP alumni from the Class of 2022, currently taking a gap year before college.  Read More

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Moreblessing Banda

Fundraising Intern

Moreblessing Banda: Fundraising Intern. Moreblessing Banda, a graduate of the Read More


Trust Munopa

Communications Intern

Visionary African poet and writer with a passion for exploring new avenues in the Read More

Education Matters Africa Foundation Board of Directors

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Lucy Steinitz


Dr. Lucy Steinitz lived in Africa for 17 years (mostly Namibia and Ethiopia) where she partnered Read More


Farai Sarangonye


Farai is a Senior Vice President at Bank of America where he provides middle market Read More


Ann Kuhlman


Ann Kuhlman has served as Director of the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) at Read More

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Kevin Burns

Board Member

Kevin Burns currently serves as the President at COO at Chobani, a refugee founded global Read More


David Bruce Wharton

Board Member

Bruce Wharton served as an American diplomat in Africa and Latin America for over 30 years, Read More

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Ronald Mutasa

Board Member

Ronald Mutasa is a Senior Health Specialist in the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice Read More

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Lois Mufuka Martin

Board Member

Lois is an experienced non-profit executive, social worker and community Read More


Baldwin Guchu

Board Member

Baldwin is a Chartered Accountant and an MBA graduate from the University of Read More

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Andreata Muforo 

Board Member

Andreata Muforo is a Partner at TLcom Capital.  She leads venture capital investments Read More

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James Linville

Board Member

James was a member of the founding team at Read More

Education Matters Trustees

Dr. Cathrine Ziyomo

Cathrine Ziyomo


Dr. Cathrine Ziyomo is a Senior Scientist – Molecular Plant Breeder with the International Livestock Read More

Clive Msipha

Clive Msipha


Clive Msipha is the CEO and founder of Untu Capital Limited and also serves an Independent Non-Executive Read More

Mark Albertyn

Mark Albertyn


Mark Albertyn is a Mathematics teacher and the Deputy Headmaster at Hellenic Academy in Harare. He is Read More