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Nik Kafka, Chief Executive & Founder

Nik Kafka - Managing Director, Teach A Man To Fish

Nik Kafka is the founder and Chief Executive of Teach A Man To Fish. Leaving a successful banking career in the City of London for a local microfinance institution in Paraguay, Nik discovered an innovative school aiming not only to teach the poor how to become rural entrepreneurs, but to do so as a self-financing social enterprise. Having helped transform this school into a replicable model, and realising the huge potential for funding education through enterprise rather than charity, he returned to the UK to found Teach A Man To Fish.

Under his stewardship Teach A Man To Fish has grown into an international network whose membership now numbers over 4,500 education institutions and experts in more than 125 countries. Over 50,000 young people have benefited directly from Teach A Man To Fish programmes across Africa, Asia & Latin America. 

Honoured as a Young Global Leader in 2009 by the World Economic Forum, he was more recently named in 2011 as one of Devex's 40 Under 40 International Development Leaders in London.
 
He holds a first-class BSc in Chemistry from the University of Bristol, an MSc in International Development from the School of Oriental & African Studies at the University of London, as well as professional qualifications in finance.
 

Anna-Joy Rickard, Head of International Programmes 

Anna-Joy joined Teach A Man to Fish in February 2013. Prior to that she was Director of The Humanitarian Centre, a global poverty network affiliated with the University of Cambridge specialising in innovation and cross-sector working.

Anna-Joy has a decade of experience in NGO project management and child rights and has previously worked for World Vision UK and The Children's Society. Her experience overseas includes two years supporting community development in Argentina and Brazil, working in Costa Rica on advocacy against commercial sexual exploitation of children and carrying out research in Pakistan on women’s rights. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese and French.

Anna-Joy is a graduate from the University of Oxford and holds an MSc in Poverty Reduction and Development Management from the University of Birmingham, as well a professional qualification in Management and Leadership. Anna-Joy is a Senior Associate of Hughes Hall college, University of Cambridge and in 2011 she was awarded an Foundation for Social Improvement Scholarship as a ‘rising star in the small charity sector'. Outside of work Anna-Joy is interested in politics, democracy and social innovation in the UK and is a local councillor in the London Borough of Hackney. 


Sally Walker, Senior Programme Manager - School Enterprise Challenge

Sally joined Teach A Man To Fish in June 2013 and manages our global School Enterprise Challenge programme. In addition she leads on the development of educational resources, school engagement initiatives and supports with the monitoring and evaluation of our programmes. 

Prior to joining the team, Sally worked in remote Vanuatu as a Field Staff for Volunteers in Community Engagement, supervising a school construction project and a series of community workshops on HIV awareness, Climate Change and the Importance of Education.

Sally has a varied background across corporate and charity marketing, education, research, and volunteer management. She has previously worked for Peace One Day, Build Africa and Peace Boat, a Japan based NGO. Sally has extensive experience overseas and has taught English as a Foreign Language for three years in Asia, as well as supporting community development projects in Indigenous Australia, the Pacific and South America.

Sally holds a BSc (Hons) in International Business from Loughborough University, an MA in Education and Development from the University of East Anglia and is a TEFL trained teacher.


Susannah Morcowitz, Programme and Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Susannah joined Teach a Man to Fish in July 2013 and supports the management of the School Enterprise Challenge programme. In addition she overseas corporate partnership development and monitoring and evaluation of our programmes.

Prior to this Susannah carried out research for a Primary Care Trust on HIV and access to social care. Susannah has a background in community development and capacity building, working with socially excluded groups in the UK and India. Her experience includes a year in India supporting rural NGOs with organisational and disability specific programme development. Previously Susannah has worked with community groups in London tackling issues such as anti-social behaviour, racism and social exclusion. 

Susannah has an MSc in Anthropology and Development from the LSE and a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology from the University of Bristol. 


Alison Rivett, Programmes Development and Fundraising Manager

Alison joined Teach A Man to Fish in October 2015. She is responsible for all aspects of fundraising to support our work. Alison has been working to raise funds for international development and humanitarian projects for over a decade. Previously she worked to fundraise from the UK at Self Help Africa, Merlin and Farm Africa; in Ethiopia at Mums for Mums; and in Guatemala at Transitions. 

Prior to 2001 and for 11 fun and fruitful years, Alison was a founding partner and the Design Director for Ampersand Partnership, a design and marketing agency located in London.

Alison has a MSc in International Economic Development from University College London, a BAHons in History and Typographic Design from Reading University and is a qualified TEFL teacher.


Teresa Undurraga, Programme Support Officer  

Teresa joined Teach a Man to Fish in August 2014 as a Programme Support Officer for the School Enterprise Challenge.

Before coming to London, Teresa lived in Santiago, Chile, where she was involved in different community development and entrepreneurship projects. She worked for TECHO, a Latin American housing NGO, developing entrepreneurship and housing projects in the slums of Santiago. She also worked for Fe y Alegría Chile, in the administration of educational programmes for disadvantaged schools.

Teresa holds a degree in Business and Economics from the Catholic University of Chile.


Becky Sibson, Programmes Officer

Becky joined Teach a Man to Fish in February 2015 as Junior Programmes Officer within the International Programmes team.

Before starting with us, Becky worked in the corporate relationship team for Crisis at Christmas supporting homeless people in London.

Previously she worked for a year with KOPILA-Nepal (Nepal) where she was involved in the launch and project management of the first women’s refuge in western Nepal. Whilst here, she also provided support to several other women and children focussed projects. 

Becky has various experiences working with young people. She taught English in Japan for a year and has volunteered with The Access Project and Kids Adventure supporting vulnerable groups and access to education

Becky has a BA in English Literature and Classical Civilisation from The University of Birmingham.


India Jankel, Programme Support Officer

India joined Teach A Man To Fish in August 2015 as a Programme Support Officer for the School Enterprise Challenge. She is responsible for the development of educational resources, school liaison and administrative support.

Before joining the team, India worked for a year as a primary school English teacher in a rural part of the Dominican Republic. She has also worked abroad as an intern for two NGOs: the Red Cross Centre for Cooperation in the Mediterranean in Barcelona and the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights in Cairo.

India has a BA in International Relations with advanced proficiency in Spanish from the University of Exeter.

 

Dikson Monro, Marketing and Events Officer 

Dikson joined Teach A Man To Fish in February 2016. He has worked in Zimbabwe for the last few years across a range of projects with the organisation Magamba Network. He has organised new media and citizen journalism events and trainings with thousands of young Zimbabweans, edited & selected content for an award-winning website, is a published writer as well as having been a script-writer for Africa’s most daring satirical TV programme. Dikson is driven by the potential of youth globally to bring about change through innovation.

 


Emma Sawyer, Finance and Programmes Support Officer

Emma joined the Teach a Man to Fish team at the start of May 2016 as finance and programmes finance support officer. Emma relocated to London from her home in Shropshire for this role and will work alongside the programmes team to offer assistance with financial processes as Teach a Man to Fish continues to grow in capacity.

Emma comes from an accounting background and completed her AAT level 3 Diploma in 2015 before deciding to focus on working in international development after spending time volunteering with a small NGO in Malawi in summer 2015. She is also currently studying with The Open University to complete her undergraduate degree in international studies. 

 

Meet our wonderful in-country teams based in:

Central America:

Christine Moser, Central America Regional Coordinator

Christine joined Teach A Man To Fish in June 2012 as Tourism Officer at the La Bastilla Technical Agricultural High School in Nicaragua, and continued as Honduras Coordinator in September 2013, based in the Dr. Stephen Youngberg Technical Vocational School. She has been supporting the school to set up two new businesses, as well as with the optimisation of the four existing enterprises, and is helping to introduce a Monitoring & Evaluation system. Starting in March 2014, she has also taken over the role of Enterprising Schools Network Coordinator in Central America.

As part of the network coordination she is working with the Central America team to roll out the School Enterprise Challenge and is developing a strategy for the network to connect schools that are setting up school businesses, or are on their way to financial self-sufficiency, in Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala.

Christine attended a Higher Vocational School for Tourism & Catering in Austria and spent 5 years working in tourism and transport administration in a variety of European countries, working in all aspects of the running of small and medium enterprises, before getting her BA in Hispanic Studies & Sociology from the University of Aberdeen and spending a semester abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Ariana Fernández, Administrative Assistant, Central America

Ariana, born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua joined Teach a Man to Fish in June 2015. She is working in lead on all finance aspects in the regional office in Nicaragua and supporting in the creation of an organizational finance system that is efficient for the UK office and regional offices, as well as in the creation of small manuals for easy use in Central America. Besides the finances she is also supporting the Central America team in the implementation of the Enterprising Schools Network.

Ariana has previously volunteered in social movements in Nicaragua like Mision Bosawas - a movement that works with the nature reserve BOSAWAS - where she supported in the creation of the administrative and finance system, and has work experience in accounting and administration in various Nicaraguan companies.

Ariana also has participated in important programs like “Agentes de Cambio 2014” that is a regional training programme Social Policy  from the foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung(FES) and she has been formed and educated to promote the human rights for indigenous groups from Bosawas. Currently, she is finishing her degree in Finances at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) in Managua.


Tabitha Buchner, Enterprising Schools Network Support Officer, Guatemala

Tabitha joined Teach A Man To Fish in July 2015. Her role is to support schools in Guatemala that are participating in the School Enterprise Challenge 2015, as well as communicating with existing
and potential new schools and partner organisations in the
Enterprising Schools Network.

With a completed BA in Integrated Social Sciences in Germany, Tabitha attended the University of Manchester to pursue a Master’s Degree in Social Policy and Social Development.

Before Tabitha joined Teach A Man To Fish, she did internships at NGOs and companies in Ecuador, the USA and Zambia, where she gained experience in the areas of youth empowerment, NGO communication strategies and in supporting civil society organizations in their strategic planning efforts.
After having spent a year in Costa Rica before attending university, she is happy to return to Central America to join the Teach A Man To Fish team. 


Eglin López, Network Support Officer

Eglin joined Teach a Man to Fish in February 2016 as Network Support Officer based in Managua, Nicaragua. Her role is to promote the School Enterprise Challenge in Nicaragua and Honduras as well as to support schools that are participating in this program. She will also work on scaling up the Enterprising Schools Network through communication with potential new schools and partner organisations.

Prior to joining the team, Eglin worked with entrepreneurship projects for women from rural areas in Nicaragua, supporting women to write their business plan and coordinating activities between volunteers, target groups and donors. Furthermore, she has wide experience in teaching, reaching from teaching primary school children as a volunteer, to working as a part time professor at a local university.

Eglin is an Environmental Engineer and has just finished her Master’s degree in International Cooperation and Development Project Management from Menédez Pelayo International University and the Ortega-Gasset Institute in Madrid, Spain which was granted by a scholarship from Fundación Carolina. 

 

 


East Africa:  

James Love, Africa Regional Coordinator   

James joined the Teach A Man To Fish team in October 2014 as Africa Regional Coordinator based in Kampala, Uganda. James is working to assist a number of schools across Africa to establish school enterprises as well as supporting the implementation of our strategy in Uganda.

James brings 7 years of education and international development experience to Teach A Man To Fish and has previously worked at WaterAid, Link Ethiopia and Partner Schools Worldwide. More recently, he has been involved in researching and planning an eco-tourism business in Sri Lanka. James has a range of experience in designing and managing educational programmes, business development and monitoring and evaluation.

James holds a Masters in Development Education from the Institute of Education, London.


Jordan Byekaso Lwanga, Project Officer  

Jordan Byekwaso Lwanga joined Teach A Man To Fish in January 2015 as a Project Officer and is currently responsible for the Mackay Memorial business development project, developing a Multi-School Project and acting as the Uganda office liaison. 

Jordan brings over 4 years of experience working with youth and community groups to Teach A Man To Fish. Prior to joining Teach A Man To Fish, Jordan worked with National Community of Women Living with HIV (NACWOLA) and Mentor Coach Empower Uganda (MCE Uganda) as a program officer. These experiences have given him a strong appreciation for the impact of education in transforming people’s livelihoods. Jordan holds a Masters degree in Adult and Community Education from Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.


Doreen Mugume, Project Officer

Doreen joined Teach A Man To fish in February 2015 as a Project Officer, based in Kampala, Uganda. Doreen is working on scaling up the School Enterprise Challenge to 300 schools in Uganda, developing our technical assistance strategy in East Africa and on engaging more closely with government education departments.

Doreen brings 4 years of relevant, practical entrepreneurial expertise. Doreen worked with youth and teachers through an experience based education programme whilst at Educate! She is also a ‘Start and improve our business’ certified trainer of trainers with the International Labour Organisation.

Doreen holds a degree in Development Studies from Kyambogo University, Uganda. 


Catherine Nakabugo, Project Volunteer

Cathy joined Teach a Man to Fish in January 2015, working as a volunteer in the Uganda Office. Cathy is also currently a mathematics teacher at Mackay Memorial College, where she helps manage several of the school’s business projects, including the poultry farm and piggery. Cathy runs the school’s weekly business club and is supporting students through the Teach A Man To Fish entrepreneurship curriculum.

As a volunteer, Cathy supports the team with the School Enterprise Challenge and is carrying out an in-depth research project on the Ugandan education landscape, in order to guide the development of our work in the region.

Cathy holds a bachelor’s degree in science with education, mathematics and economics from Makerere University in Kampala and a certificate in social enterprise from the British Council.


Sarah Nassanga, School Enterprise Challenge Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Sarah joined Teach A Man To Fish in 2015 supporting the School Enterprise Challenge team in managing 300 schools and in 2016 she went on to become the School Enterprise Challenge Monitoring and Evaluation Officer where she works closely with 29 schools assessing the impact of our business model.

Prior to this Sarah volunteered for a year at the National Agricultural Research Organization providing technical support to the Human Resources team and assisted in all recruitment, selection, training and performance appraisal of 200 staff.

Sarah has a BA in Public Administration and Management from the Uganda Christian University.


Jackson Bizimungu, Rwanda Technical Officer

Jackon joined the Teach a Man to Fish team in March 2014 as a Technical Officer in Kigali, Rwanda.

In 2012, Jackson earned a degree in Business Administration, specialised in Finance, from the School of Finance and Banking. He has worked with Integrity Investment and Digital Opportunity Trust Rwanda as a Research Assistant and a facilitator in investment appraisal, real estate and market research.

Jackon has more than one year of experience in market linkages, the business planning of community-based organisations, and the mobilisation enterprises for the growth and sustainability of their businesses. Since 2010, he has participated in the regional Network of Young Professionals for the Young Professionals’ Platform known as Bright Future Conference (BFC). 


Sharon Munyazikwiye, Rwanda Technical Officer 

Sharon joined Teach a Man to Fish in April 2014 as an Enterprise Development Technical Officer in Nyarugu District, South Rwanda. As the TO of Teach A Man To Fish, Sharon is working with 28 schools in Nyaruguru district to develop business plans and implement school businesses as part of the “Rwanda Girl’s Education Advancement Project.” These school businesses will generate income for the schools and act as an educational resource for the students, developing their technical, business and soft skills.

Prior to joining Teach A Man To Fish, Sharon worked as a Senior Facilitator in ICT, Business and Life Skills at Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Rwanda under DOT’s Internship Program, where he delivered the ReachUp! Program, impacting more than 600 beneficiaries and 20 startups in Karongi, Western Rwanda. He served at Smart Enterprises Ltd as the Operations Manager under Nyabivumu Integrated Waste Management Project; and work with LUTI “Let Us Transform Life Initiative,” developing training and drafting projects and business plans. Sharon has also served as a Business Coach to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) beneficiaries. 

Sharon holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Chemistry from the former National University of Rwanda and a Business Management Certificate from the universal Class, with self-directed learning and capacity building in business and project planning. 

Emerence Dusabimana, Rwanda Technical Officer 

Emerence was born and raised in Rwanda and joined the team in September 2015.  She graduated in 2012 from the National University of Rwanda. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness. She hopes to return to study her Masters in the future. Her previous professional experience includes working as business facilitator and coach at Digital Opportunity Trust from 2012 to April 2014 where she gained critical work experience; she worked as an agent of change to her community by empowering young women and men to use resources at their disposal to create businesses and make them profitable. In addition to this she has also temporarily worked as a research assistant on various projects specifically agriculture related and socio- economic development projects.She believes that “Networking and idea sharing are the most effective weapons used to change the community mindset and reach their well-being”. She is passionate on constructive idea sharing for generation change and traveling which has helped her to raise awareness and make opportunities profitable for sustainable community well-being.

Jean-Marie Nzayisenga, Rwanda Finance Assistant  

Jean Marie joined Teach A Man To Fish in November 2015 as Finance Assistant in the Nyaruguru District of Rwanda. Jean Marie was raised in Rwanda and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Business Administration (BBA) from the School of Finance and Banking (SFB).

Jean Marie attended training in Leadership for 3 months (2007), an internship on Business plan organized by Rwanda Development Board (RBD). His previous professional experience includes working as Teacher of Economics and Accounting in GS Buhokoro in Nyamasheke District and also acting as Secretary Accountant, Logistic Manager in Kobacyamu Tea growers’ cooperative in Nyamagabe District. And lot manager in water supply in Nyamasheke District in three sectors Gihombo, Kirimbi and Mahembe. Jean Marie has trained in Project studies, management analysis organized by National Employment Program (NEP) and Rwanda Development Board (RBD). 


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