GEORGE NEDI ( Executive Director)
My name is George Nedi. I was born on the 9th October 1981. I am the first born of five in my family and I have four sisters. My hobbies are reading books and watching videos concerning community development and networking with other community development specialist.
I hold an advanced diploma in Community Development and am currently studying for a degree in Community Development at Blantyre International University. I have been trained in various capacities such as resource mobilization, using theatre as a development education tool, community conversation, project management, proposal development and writing, organization behavior, Internet computer technology, social media and communication and international volunteer management. My professional expertise lies in the areas of NGO leaderships and development, personal leadership, violence against girls and women, education, mental health and young people affected by HIV and AIDS.
In 2004 I founded NAYO along with Moses and Watson. We wanted to improve the quality of life for vulnerable people by creating a supportive environment free of stigma and discrimination. My role as the Projects Coordinator is to ensure the various programs of NAYO are working together and progressing forward towards our goals. We work on a number of issues including HIV/AIDS, drug and substance abuse, gender based violence, volunteer programmes, youth development, and home-based care and support for HIV/AIDS affected persons.
“If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” – Mahatma Gandhi
MOSES MAGEZA ( Human Resources and Administration)
I was born in 1976 to Edina Harry and Rankin Mageza and I am the proud father of three children, one son and two daughters; Gift, Edina and Chisomo Mageza. My home village is Nankumba in Chikhwawa and I live in Blantyre.
I did my primary school education at several schools in Chikhwawa and Nsanje. I was selected to do my secondary school education level at Makhanga secondary school in Nsanje.
I have the following certificates; Environmental Health Science from the Ministry of Health, Government of Malawi, Sustainable Productivity Improvement from Staff Development Institution Collage Government of Malawi, Project Management from USAID, Capacity Building from World University Services of Canada (WUSC) and attended different courses.
I joined Blantyre City Council as a qualified healthcare worker in 1997, working in different health centres in the surrounding area. Through assisting different patients I have vast experience on health issues for people living with HIV/AIDS.
I am one of the founders of Nancholi Youth Organization. My role involves:
Supervising financial management
Evaluating organization activities
Providing professional support for the staff
Reporting our progress and needs to the Nancholi Youth Organization Board of Trustees
The organization has made some important developments in the past years in improving the welfare of orphans and vulnerable children, people living with HIV/AIDS and youth development but NAYO is facing a lot of challenges including limited resources to support our projects. Therefore the organization is looking for any gesture that will help as in any form including material, monetary, etc.
WATSON SHUZI ( Monitoring and Evaluation Officer)
I was born in 1979. I am married and I have three children who are named Prophet, Israel and Fiona. I am a holder of an MSCE and I have the following certificates: Certificate of Monitoring and Evaluation, certificate of Child Protection, certificate of Project Management and certificate of Village Mediation Programmes.
In April of 2004 I helped found NAYO as a Monitoring and Evaluation officer. My role at NAYO is to make sure that each and every project should reach its intended goals. I enjoy my work because it involves partnering with the community to help find solutions to the challenges faced by the needy. NAYO is very unique because is encourages transparency and accountability especially with the local leaders and the entire community.
ALFRED KAMTWELA ( Finance Officer)
I have several professional qualifications including: Malawi School Certificate of Education, Certificate of Purchasing and Supplies, Financial Management and Project management. My personal skills are team building and planning and computer technology.
I have been working for NAYO since 2007 as the finance officer.
DOREEN CHIPWAILA ( Field Worker)
Hello, I am Doreen Chipwaila. I am married and I have two children. I live at Mpagaja TA Somba, Blantyre.
Regarding my work with NAYO, I like the Home-Based Care programme. I am doing this work for our community clients with so many different volunteers from different countries and also with village chiefs.
We carry out Palliative Care 3 days a week in different villages. We enjoy educating our clients about heath status, particularly those clients are who affected with HIV. Our main tasks are to ensure the houses are clean, the patient is happy and if they are feeling unwell we encourage them to go to the clinic or hospital.
Through NAYO’s work we also give nutritious food to vulnerable people, micro-loans to start small businesses to assist themselves, and distribute blankets and warm clothes during the cold months. All of these things help women in particular, as their concerns about their health and their child’s health are reduced.
SQUARE JUMALI ( Field Worker)
I am Square Jumali. I was born into a family of 6, and we come from central region of Malawi Traditional Authority T/A Kachinda-moto, Dedza East. Now I live with my brother in Chimire Village Traditional Authority A/T Somba Blantyre. In my life I like traveling, reading books, listening to music, traveling, football and watching movies.
At NAYO all programmes are good and are going well. In the future I wish NAYO to have a Resource Centre, Guesthouse and to reach more people living with HIV/AIDS in different communities. These things will enable orphans, vulnerable children and elderly people to be able to support themselves and their families.
AGNES MACHESO ( Nutrition Officer)
I am Agnes Macheso. I was born on the 29th June 1987 in the family of 11, 4 girls and 7 boys. I come from the Zomba district, from Fundi Village, Tradition Authority. I have an Advanced Diploma in Nutrition and Food Security obtained at Skyway University.
Currently my responsibilities at Nancholi Youth Organization are to;
- Coordinate nutrition food supplementary activities.
- To provide volunteers, people living with HIV/AIDS & guardians with technical advice on nutritious food.
- Working hand in hand with health personnel on nutrition issues.
- Screening and recommending the PLWHAs to receive nutrition food
- And any duties assigned by the management
Edith (Clinic Technician)