OUR TEAM

Meet the key people of our organization who not only dedicate their time and expertise but go above and beyond for the cause of our foundation.

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MWAYI BENJAMIN
PROGRAM MANAGER

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Mwayi is responsible for the planning and implementation of development programs. Her areas of expertise include Wash Projects, Public Health, Economics, Rural Development and Agriculture. Mwayi has experience in quantitative and qualitative research data analysis, consultancy, project designing, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation. He holds an Advanced Diploma in Project Management with over 10 years of work experience.

Mwayi wishes to build a community where young girls finish secondary school, deserving youth gets jobs and people living with HIV get easy access to healthcare.

 
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DALITSO CHIWAYULA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Dalitso has been working with CCDO since January 2016 and is the overall in charge of organization. Apart from initiating, designing, and implementing activities, he also provides leadership, administrative and financial guidance. He is committed to sustainable social and economic development and envisions a transformed society where the rural youth and young women have access to health services and formal education.

Dalitso is a 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and holds a certificate in Civic Leadership from Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University in the U.S. He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Sociology from the University of Malawi with specialisation in socio-economic and political issues affecting rural communities. Dalitso is also an accomplished project manager.

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Linda Malima
M&E Officer

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Linda has expertise in the community development domain. He is highly skilled and experienced in project designing for the development of underprivileged and marginalised communities. He holds a degree in Arts Humanities. He also holds certificates in Community Development, Human Rights and Governance, and other honorary credentials.

Linda always wanted to be of service to his community, looking at how vulnerable they are. He has a passion to see things change for people in terms of their economic status. He believes in giving people hope so they work harder for a better future.

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CHISOMO PHAIYA
PROJECT COORDINATOR

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Chisomo Phaiya has contributed immensely to growing CCDO’s organisational visibility. Her career has moulded her into a great development journalist who mobilises communities to keep girls in schools. She also empowers young women to stand up for their rights. She holds a Diploma in Journalism from the Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) and an Under Graduate Degree from the University of Malawi. She has over five years of work experience in Radio, Print, and Television media.

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JOAN FAITH DZIWANI
Accounts Manager

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Joan is highly result oriented, and has expertise in effectively resolving accounting assignments in donor-funded and deadline-driven environments. She is a logical thinker and a quick learner. Joan adapts and promotes modern ethical standards while maintaining the highest levels of integrity and professionalism. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Audit, and Information Systems from Malawi College of Accountancy.

Joan is passionate about working with rural communities, especially adolescent girls. She addresses issues relating to reproductive & health rights and gender-based violence. “Educating a girl child is a step closer to ending gender-based violence,” is her motto.

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Boniface Mbewe
Fundraising Officer/ Field Officer

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Boniface is passionate about working with rural communities, especially adolescent girls and young mothers. She has over three years of experience in facilitating adolescent girls and young mothers on existing by-laws related to adolescent girls and young mothers’ rights. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Computing and Information Systems.

Boniface strives towards empowering women through education and emphasizes equal opportunities.

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MARY PHIRI

FIELD OFFICER

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Mary works with CCDO as a Volunteer Field Officer. She values honesty, hardworking, teamwork and community mobilization. She holds a diploma in Community Development Management, and has participated in various training and was awarded a certificate in monitoring and evaluation.

 

Mary believes in dedicating her time, knowledge and expertise to uplift the women and youth of Malawi, develop the communities and work towards building a sustainable environment.

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FARHEEN S. SAYED
OFFSHORE DIGITAL MEDIA SPECIALIST

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With a degree in Media Studies from the University of Derby, UK and international work experience in Dubai, Kuwait and India, Farheen has established her own media agency, Social Donut 101. Using her resources, knowledge and experience, Farheen has helped CCDO rebuild its brand image and digital presence through re-branding, website design, social media management, digital marketing, etc. She has also undertaken other responsibilities such as creating awareness, raising funds and acquiring new partners.

Farheen strongly identifies with the organization’s goals and values and believes in the projects and activities to help develop the community.