Jambo Africa Child Hope is led by an active Board of Directors. The members of our Board, their positions and roles on staff, and brief biographical information about each of them are listed below:
Eliserena Kimolo, President/Founder, Executive/Program Director and President of the Board. Mrs. Kimolo has been involved in providing care and treatment to children in Tanzania for 35 years since she was 16 years old, and currently is volunteering with the Harambee Africa which was developed to help those affected with AIDS/HIV in Kenya. She has had a long time vision to improve the futures of helpless and vulnerable children. The impetus for her decision to establish JACH stems from her own experience of separation as a child from her parents in the impoverished and rural regions. Mrs. Kimolo was moved by the plight of homeless and vulnerable Tanzanian children who had often become street urchins. After 21 years as a volunteer cooperating with other agencies, churches and friends, she felt compelled to provide more assistance to orphans, street children and other vulnerable youth. Mrs. Kimolo has a Bachelor’s degree in Banking and is a licensed practical nurse (LPN). She is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration at Strayer University.
Darryl Winston, Vice-President. Mr. Winston serves as the Artistic and Managing Director of the Washington National Wagner Society as well as the Music Director of Washington’s Universalist National Memorial Church. He has been the principal conductor and stage director of the Baltimore Municipal Opera, musical assistant to composers Aaron Copland and Gunther Schuller, a television producer, and a noted historian of American film, theater, and music. Previously, he worked in theatrical management and in the hotel industry.
Edward Joseph Mneda, Deputy Executive Director and Board Member. Mr. Mneda has a Master of Arts in Education (Hons) from the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania with Specializations in Education Administration and Management, and a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education (Hons) with specialization in teaching Economics and Geography in High Schools. Mr. Mneda has worked in the office of the Ministry of Education (Head Office), Tanzania, as an Education Officer and as a Training Officer and has been a classroom teacher before assuming administrative duties.
Mosunmola Omotunde “Caroline” Cole, Administrative/Financial Director and Board Member. Ms. Cole initiates and directs strategic planning, business operations management, and new business development in the mortgage and banking industries. She received a MSc. in Mass Communications/Human Relations from the University of Lagos and a B.A. in History from the University of Ife. She pursued additional post graduate work in journalism.
Donacian Kimolo, Treasurer and Board Member. Mr. Kimolo has worked as an accountant, auditor, and shipping manager. He holds an M.S. in Accounting from Strayer University, in Maryland, and a B.A. in Accounting from the Institute of Finance Management, in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. He has served in the church as a Bible study leader and volunteering on projects to distribute food to the homeless.
Marianne Julian Rushaigo, Board Member. Ms. Rushaigo is the Director of Green Acres School in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. She holds a Master of International Human Rights Law degree from Birmingham City University in England. She has interned with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in The Gambia.
Olabode “Paul” Otubu, Board Member. Mr. Otubu holds an M.A. in Education from Howard University, in Washington DC, specializing in Special Education, and a B.A. from Washington Bible College, in Maryland. He taught at Bible and Missionary Theological College for two years after getting his Diploma in Theology at the same school in Nigeria before moving to the United States to further his Education. Mr. Otubu has been an educator for more than 20 years. He has taught with HMI Residential Treatment Program and Porter Educational and Communications. He has taught in several public school systems in the DC area at the Elementary, Middle and High School levels, teaching a wide diversity of subjects. Mr. Otubu has been the President of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Howard University Chapter. He has worked with special needs children, and with special needs adults at Chimes Incorporated in Baltimore and CHI in Silver Spring, Maryland. Mr. Otubu is currently the owner and founder of Fortress LLC, a computer networking and website design company.
Monique – Secretary (more info to come)