VOLUNTEER BIOGRAPHIES

FOUNDER AND PROJECT MANAGER

Mwenya Mwamba

Apart from her work with the Paideia Project, Mwenya is the National Point of Contact for the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) Zambia in which she seeks to promote space science activities in her community through different educational programs. 

She comes from a diverse background as a Clinton Global Initiative University Alumna, a fellow of the UNESCO SDG4 Youth Network, a climate change advocate with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) UK/Zambia, trainings with Harvard Business School’s Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program, Global Platform and Action Aid Southern Africa “Trainers of Trainees”, the World Bank and International Labor Organization (s) flagship program called the “Youth Unemployment Project”, Swedish Government’s Junior Reporters Project (Alumna) – the “Work Issue”, and many more. She uses this volunteer experience to promote her plight for equitable and quality education, and channels the importance of using storytelling to find creative and innovative ways to bring change in our communities.

She does all this while living on a small dairy farm with her family, and an Actuarial Science major at the University of Lusaka. She is also an avid book reader during the day and a stargazer at night. Her countryside life makes her appreciate nature, quietness and the value of small communities to the bigger picture.

Communications Specialist

Tubalemye Mutwale

is a communications specialist with a keen interest in storytelling via digital and social media. Following her time at HOT FM Lusaka, when she worked as part of the team to establish a PR department at the radio station, Tuba has worked in multiple disciplines, including market research, non-profit social enterprise, lifestyle PR, and digital marketing. In 2018, Tuba joined Africa Communications Media Group, a strategic communications firm in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she led Special Projects and Business Development. Tuba joined WWF Zambia in late 2020 as a Consultant for Content Development for the New Deal for Nature and People. She developed the country-specific messaging around the campaign and a series of articles and managed social media. Tuba also led influencer liaisons and media coverage for Earth Hour 2021 celebrations in Zambia. Tuba now serves as a Digital Content Specialist at WWF’s Regional Office for Africa.

Tuba is an avid reader and has read 11 books this year (2021) so far. In her spare time, she is also a lifestyle and travel blogger (www.stampedlifestyleblog.com) with a huge passion for helping people grow natural, healthy hair.

George Chintankwa Malipilo (LLB)

27, is a Law Degree Holder and Lawyer, having graduated as Best Student with a Distinction in Law from Cavendish University Zambia in 2018. He has since gone to work as a legal intern and Legal Learn Practitioner for a reputable Zambian law firm. He is currently enrolled at the Zambian Institute of Advanced learning, seeking to obtain his license to practice law in Zambia.

Apart from his professional background, George Malipilo hosts a legal podcast entitled “My Two-Cents – A Zambian Case Law Podcast.” He has completed another legal podcast called “A problem at Ten: A Zambian Constitution Podcast”, which was focused on educating ordinary Zambians on the problems with the proposed constitutional Amendments (famously referred to as “Bill 10”).

George is a believer in legal awareness as such he uses his social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook to discuss various legal issues.

Writer and Image ConsultanT

Towela Makashi

is a 26-year-old Social Worker whose work focuses on empowering members of the community with the necessary tools to improve their livelihood. As the Community Development Officer for KTC, she has acquired a significant amount of experience as well as skills through various interactions, training, and workshops. She is always working towards providing every individual with equal opportunities to transform their life. Aside from that she has a passion for the arts and plans to launch a website that will consist of a collection of her photographs and articles. The website content will stem from everyday life to random objects and places “My passion for photography and art is no secret, I hope to use my unique gifts to show the world a realistic depiction of what life and living truly is.”

Towela Makashi. Born and raised in Zambia, Towela Makashi received her education from DMI- St Eugene University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social work with Human resource management.

Project Coordinator

Emmanuel Fungaloko

’23 was born and raised in the tourist capital of Zambia, Livingstone, and graduated from St. Raphael’s Secondary School with an average grade of Distinction. As a sophomore, Emmanuel got elected as president of the JETS (Junior Engineers, Technicians, and Scientists) Club, where he was tasked with managing and coordinating a team of over forty (40) students as they brainstormed and brought to life innovative ideas to improve the welfare of the nearby community and the nation at large. He has worked as a salesman and acting branch administrator for Sanlam Life Insurance Zambia, a role that has further molded and enhanced his interpersonal skills.

Emmanuel is currently in his final year pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial Science at the University of Lusaka and hopes to apply the knowledge he has attained to support the Paideia Project’s initiatives.

FINANCIAL AND MARKETING ADVISOR

CHALEE CHANSA

is a youth activist and an alumnus of the Young African Leaders Initiative ( YALI RLC SA) and Brightest Young minds (BYM 2021). As a leader, he is committed to transforming Africa and holds certificates in leadership training and entrepreneurship. He is a founder and co-founder of a digital marketing start-up and a social enterprise respectively. With experience in marketing, management and financial planning, he is well placed to help the organization in decision making and management of projects in order to achieve its goals.

He is currently pursuing a BS in Pure and Applied Mathematics at the Copperbelt University and enrolled in the Data Science program through the Global Access Tech Program in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University in the US.