Edmilson Angelo – Director

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Edmilson Angelo is a young PhD student of Politics, International Relations and Sociology who has a desire to help the less privileged and show the World that “we can be the change we want to see in the World”. Edmilson has a passion for improving the living standards of people affected by poverty, war and natural disaster, and since the age of 15 he has been participating in organisations that assist the needs of people around Africa.

His love and passion to help others, pushed him to create a charity and that is how Change 1’s Life was formed. Edmilson has a BA in Politics and International Relations from Westminster University, and a Masters degree from the prestigious University of Oxford.

Silvia Sousa – Finance & Administration Manager

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Silvia Sousa – Finance and Administration Manager

As a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) graduate, who thrives to help the less privileged Silvia helped form Change 1’s Life and acquire its charity status. Possessing experience in a number of business fields including Human Resources, Administration and basic business functions. Silvia is a volunteer whom looks after the day to day administration of the charity and prepares Change 1’s Life budgets and financial reports.

Francisco Sousa – Research and Evaluation

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Francisco Sousa – Director of Research and Evaluation

Francisco has a vast experience in business management, he is currently finishing a degree, Master in Business Administration (MBA). His vast experience is crucial to the organisation, having a good knowledge of different markets, he looks after our fundraising division and ensures we are currently recruiting new donors to support our cause.

Pureza Lourenco – Marketing and Social Media Executive

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Since I was a little girl I have always been grateful for everything my family provided me, specially because from where I am from, social inequality is a major issue. Thus, I have always felt the need and empathy to help those who have been unprivileged and lacked of what is deemed to be crucial to man kind. As chemical Engineer studying in the UK, i have always loved to undertake challenges and enhance my problem solving techniques in a very realistic way. Therefore, I do recognise that it is almost impossible to achieve “the paradise”, where everyone has access to food, knowledge and shelter. However, I strongly believe, that one man’s action will definitely impact one man’s life. And by focusing on this statement, it can lead to great accomplishment and not only have a positive effect on one life, but to change as many lives as possible.

During my free time I do enjoy to be on my own, organise my thoughts and sequence my ideias. Further, I love to work out, read (specially novels) and watch tv shows where the content focus more on mastermind individuals, such as “Money heist, Da Vinci Code and Breaking Bad”. I also, love to spend time with my family and friends as family to me, is the centre of everything.

Jose Reis – Program Manager , Africa

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An Angolan student of logistics management at Bristol University. He has a passion and willingness to help and land a hand to people who are in unfortunate situation. Jose’s background includes community-based , capacity-building and workshop facilitation on child protection issues.

He believes in collective success and helping one another, of which he is inspired by seeing people happy and being able to give them a change in life.

Guilherme Galiano- Program Coordinator, Angola

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Guilherme Galiano – Program Coordinator, Angola

Galiano holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Technology from the University of Coventry (United Kingdom). Among his specialities are accounting, Project Management, Strategic and Business Planning, Team Leadership and Team building. His career dream is to enhance and utilise his skills to assist organisations and people within the community to realise their full potential and to help change lives through local tools and resources.

Ezequiel Manico – Program & Event coordinator, Angola

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Edmilson Angelo is a young PhD student of Politics, International Relations and Sociology who has a desire to help the less privileged and show the World that “we can be the change we want to see in the World”. Edmilson has a passion for improving the living standards of people affected by poverty, war and natural disaster, and since the age of 15 he has been participating in organisations that assist the needs of people around Africa.

His love and passion to help others, pushed him to create a charity and that is how Change 1’s Life was formed. Edmilson has a BA in Politics and International Relations from Westminster University, and a Masters degree from the prestigious University of Oxford.

Cassia Carmo – Charity Representative and Policy Advisor, Angola

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The best way to describe me is “a constant search for knowledge”.

I am Chemical Engineering and during my time as a student, I realized how powerful knowledge is. I have made it my goal in life to help those from less advantaged backgrounds become more empowered. I strongly believe in the “butterfly effect”, and therefore the small gestures that we do to improve other people’s lives can generate a chain effect, and change a whole generation for better.

My hobbies change all the time, because I am always up to learning new things. I used to write, and then I though it was handy to learn kick-boxing (still don’t know how to punch or kick), but now I have fallen in love with the art of dancing: I dance salsa and give Zumba classes.

Jacqui Moller – Program Manager, Namibia

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An aspiring woman from Namibia. Jacque has a drive for working with the less fortunate through educating them and providing for them. Having worked with many orphanages and organisations throughout her professional career, Jacque has a lot of involvement and desire for helping those in need and is always passionately involved in collecting and making donations to those in need.

Worked with children and youth as a Senior Child Care Officer for 13years at Namibia Children’s Home in Eros, since 2004 until Dec 2017.

Throughout these years I have obtained a certificate in Community Based Work with Children and Youth through Namcol in 2014, which was followed by a Diploma in Youth Development Work course in 2016, completed in 2018, following my graduation in 2019>

In 2016 I have also started with my Bachelors of Education (Lifelong Learning and Community Education) not yet obtained.

Also attended a list of short courses and workshops within the years 2004-2017.
Certificate: Children in the Wilderness Experience Camps 2006.
Certificate: Lifeline/Child line Namibia: Identifying Traumatized Children 2008.

HOBBIES

Outside Nature person, loves interacting with people in general
Décor and Creativity, Sports & outdoor activities.

MOTIVATION

I am a hardworking, friendly, loyal and enthusiastic person. I take every task given to me very seriously and commit to accomplish it successfully. I enhance my knowledge by learning new things every day. My strength lies in my ability to work with others but also as an individual if needed. As a mother of four children (2 girls and 2 boys) and an attentive individual, I push myself to be the best I can be. I work hard to make a change in my life and in the lives of others.

Fully competent with intermediate proficiency in Microsoft, specifically Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word. I am capable with other sources of social media such as Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram as well.

Aristides Martinez – Editor, Namibia / Angola

Aristides Martinez – Editor, Namibia/ Angola

Aristides is a cuban student of Computer Science at Monotonic Colleague of Namibia. Passionate and determined to help people in need, Aristides specialises in cinematography, through his passion for photograpghy and film we will enhance peoples understanding of how people live their daily lives accross Sub-Saharan Africa and document our part in the fight against poverty.