Megan raises all of her support through Arise Africa for her living expenses.
You probably have noticed Megan is not a Zambian. Megan is from Chicago and has lived in Zambia since 2006. She has worked with Arise Africa since August of 2011. Megan helps us on all of our education-focused work as well as planning and organizing mission trips from the Zambia side. Megan spends most of her time working with the schools that we partner with and assessing their needs. She also works with our child sponsorship officers on report writing and other situations that come up. Megan has a great relationship with the government of Zambia in social welfare and child protection services and helps us with the paperwork and getting children into our full custody.
Monica was born and raised in Lusaka, Zambia. She received her undergraduate degree in Special Education and is pursuing a masters degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology at the University of Zambia. She served in the government for several years and has experience in child protection, special needs education, and HIV & AIDS impact mitigation. Monica works closely within the Arise Home to ensure compliance with national and international laws, standards and policies. In addition, she works with our partnership schools to monitor the feeding programs, child sponsorship programs, education improvements, and the performance of the children in the community schools we serve. Monica and her husband, Joseph, have three girls named Chifuno, Chikondi and Neema.