Mikhael Missakabo is a founding member of Pamoja. Originally from Katanga in the DRC, he has been living in Canada for over twenty years. Besides writing for AfricaFiles, Mikhael teaches math as well as sciences at George Brown College. He is also a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto.
Steven Soloman is the current volunteer president of Pamoja Tujenge. Formerly employed by Corrections Ontario, Steven is a founding member of Pamoja and is fully committed to working with Pamoja’s partners in the DRC to help them achieve a sustainable health and education infrastructure..
Energy Manyimo is a Human Resources Management consultant currently doing research in the field of disability and education in Africa. He is a founder member of Pamoja Tujenge and was its secretary for 2 years. Energy is passionate about empowering rural communities in Africa in a way that will alleviate poverty and remove the negative impact left behind by colonialism. As a graduate student he also holds tutorials with African Studies undergraduate students at the University of Toronto and has recently published a co-authored book Spirituality, Education and Society: An integrated Approach where he was on the editorial team.
Darnace Torou, a Social Studies teacher at the Toronto French School, has extensive professional and volunteer credentials. He has worked as outreach coordinator for Africans in Partnership Against AIDS, as a counselor at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Chad to the United Nations. Darnace has been serving as Chair of the Board of Directors of Rwandan Women and Young Adult Networking Centre since 2002 and Treasurer of African Training and Employment Centre (since 2004).
Nancy Ruth Jackson is a charter member of the Pamoja board who handles our quarterly newsletter. Retired after many years as a freelance illustrator for the publishing and advertising industries, she now works as a scientific glassblower.
Merlin Charles has been an active member of Pamoja from its inception, and is now a chapter board member of Pamoja. She is committed to Pamoja’s mission and vision. As a community college instructor, along with her on-going involvement in the Teacher Education Program at OISE/UT, Merlin is interested in holistic education, the promotion of social justice and change in education.
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