Meet the Team: Lusaka, Zambia Autumn 2016

Our teams of volunteers did some great work supporting businesses across Sub-Saharan Africa in 2016! Here’s a quick hello from our last team of volunteers who worked with enterprises in Lusaka, Zambia on the Challenges Worldwide International Citizen Service programme from September – December 2016.

Tasvi Shah

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Age: 23yrs

From:   UK

Host Country: Zambia, Lusaka.

Home counterpart:  Likando Muyangana

Enterprise:  African Ceramics

Enterprise counterpart:  Peter Mushimba

Qualification:  Bachelor’s degree in Economics

Before Placement: Deutsche Bank intern

Fun fact: I love food, so I once opened a restaurant in my home for one evening.

 

Likando Muyangana

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Age:  24yrs

From:   Zambia, Ndola.

Host Country: Zambia, Lusaka.

Home counterpart:  Tasvi Shah

Enterprise:  BDSA

Enterprise counterpart: Lewis Kimpton

Qualification:  Bachelor’s degree in Economics

Before Placement: Unemployed

Fun fact: I have too many clothes for one person but insist on wearing the same seven outfits over and over again.

Wiza Gift Chinula

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Age: 23yrs

From:  Zambia, Namwala

Host Country: Zambia, Lusaka.

Home counterpart:  Patrick Jones

Enterprise:  Bookworld

Enterprise counterpart:  Jonathan Watson

Qualification:  Bachelor’s in  Economics

Before Placement: Student, at the University of Zambia

Fun fact: Jovial…Always ready to make people laugh.

Patrick Jones

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Age:  21yrs

From:   UK

Host Country: Zambia, Lusaka.

Home counterpart:  Wiza G Chinula

Enterprise:  Recycle Mania

Enterprise counterpart:  Choolwe Mwiinga

Qualification:  History graduate

Before Placement: Student

Fun fact: Love sport and pumpkin leaves (Zambian recipe)

Geoffrey Joseph Daka

Meet the Team: Lusaka, Zambia Autumn 2016

Age: 25 Years

From: Zambia

Host country: Zambia, Lusaka

Home counterpart: Akalu Michael

Enterprise: Waste Master Limited

Enterprise counterpart: Virginia Arroyo Armenteros

Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Education

Before placement: Student, at The University of Zambia

Fun facts: I do not know how to swim then I have phobia for sharp things like needles and knives.

INTERESTS: Networking, Making Friends and Discovering New Places

Choolwe Mwiinga

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Age: 23 years

From: Zambia

Host country: Zambia, Lusaka

Home counterpart: Lucy Kate Bird

Enterprise: Recyclemenia

Work counterpart: Patrick Jones

Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in Adult Education

Before placement: Student, at The University of Zambia

Fun facts: I do not know how to swim and I love eating

INTERESTS: I love reading Novels, Watching Movies and going out with friends

Akalu Michael

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Age: 22 Years

From: United Kingdom (UK)

Host country: ZAMBIA, Lusaka

Home counterpart: Geoffrey Joseph Daka

Enterprise: Kapenda Mabula-Luano Honey

Work counterpart: Namukale Nanyangwe

Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Marketing

Before placement: Volunteering at Personal safety charity

Fun facts: I’d rather live with an alligator in the same room than a cockroach.

Lucy Kate Bird

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Age: 22 Years

From: United Kingdom (UK)

Host country: Zambia, Lusaka

Home counterpart: Choolwe Mwiinga

Enterprise: Recyclemenia

Work counterpart: Joseph Ng’ambi

Qualification: Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management and Marketing

Before placement: Assistant Manager of Green bank Pool

Fun facts: I can do the moon walk

Winston Nkonde

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Age: 26 years

From: Zambia

Host Country: Zambia, Lusaka

Home Counterpart: Vaneza Lourenco

Enterprise:  None- Team Leader

Work counterpart: Vaneza Lourenco

Qualification:

Before Placement: ICS Volunteer

Fun-Fact: I’m easy at life and have a bias for having fun in all that I engage in.

Lewis Kimpton

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Age: 21 years

From: England – Sheffield

Host country: Zambia, Lusaka

Home counterpart: Joseph Ng’ambi

Enterprise: Business Development Services Africa (BDSA)

Enterprise counterpart: Likando Muyangana

Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in business and Sport management

Before Placement: Student

Fun Fact: Am always up for cool chills

Joseph Ng’ambi

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Age: 23 years

From: Zambia

Host Country: Zambia, Lusaka

Home counterpart: Lewis Kimpton

Enterprise: Recyclemania

Enterprise counterpart: Lucy Bird

Qualification: Bachelors’ degree in Economics

Before Placement: Student at the University of Zambia

Fun Fact: Quiet and shy but people get attracted to me and I find it strange

Vaneza Lourenco

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Age: 27 years

From: England

Host Country: Zambia, Lusaka

Home counterpart: Winston Nkonde

Enterprise: None- Team Leader

Work counterpart: Winston Nkonde

Qualification: International Law and   Relations

Before Placement: Events coordinator

Fun Fact: very down to earth

Peter Mushimba

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Age: 23

From: Zambia

Host country: Zambia

Home counterpart: Jonathan Watson

Enterprise: African Ceramics.

Work Counterpart: Tasvi Shah.

Before placement: Student at Zambia Institute of Animal Health.

Qualification: veterinary nurse.

Fun fact: I am the special one.

Jonathan Watson

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Age: 21

From: England

Host Country: Zambia, Lusaka

Home counterpart: Peter Mushimba

Enterprise: Bookworld.

Enterprise Counterpart: Wiza Chinula.

Before placement: Student

Qualification: Bachelor’s degree with Economics

Fun fact: He was born on the 26 on 11 month, 26 minutes past 11. His weight was 6, 11 pounds.

Jonathan Watson

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Age: 22

From: Zambia

Host country: Zambia, Lusaka

Home counterpart: Virginia Arroyo

Enterprise: Kapenda Mabula Natural products Itd-Luano Honey.

Enterprise Counterpart: Akalu Michael.

Before placement: Student at the University of Zambia.

Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in development studies.

Fun fact: I can wear many outfits every morning before I finally choose one. Oh! And I loves shoes.

Thanks to all of our volunteers and business owners – your hard work is making a real difference to the economies we are working in! Here’s to an even more successful year in 2017!