team profiles

Hatibu S Jumbe

CEO

Hatibu S. Jumbe is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Afri-Tanzania Volunteers for Change. He is an experienced NGO and business administrator and social entrepreneur in private sector led development, economic empowerment, financial management, leadership and capacity building. He has over five years of experience working directly with communities and leading education and empowerment initiatives for youth and underserved communities. He pioneered numerous programs for inclusive growth in the areas of education, economic empowerment and capacity building in civil society.

He is also a representative of the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) and has worked with Canada World Youth. He has participated in Tanzania-South Africa Youth Leaders in Action Programs and worked as a Peer Educator at the Cape Flats YMCA in Cape Town, South Africa. Hatibu is a YALI Network member and has served on the reader committee for applications to the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Hatibu has dedicated his life to creating innovative solutions to tackle the challenges of poverty, ignorance and exclusion through creating platforms that empower people to reach their full potential. 

Michael G Sayi

Operations Manager

Michael Godfrey Sayi is Co-founder and Operations Manager of Afri-Tanzania Volunteers for Change. He is also a Board Member of Amani Orphanage Centre in Iringa-Tanzania. He is an experienced trainer and started his career teaching Swahili and culture to Missionaries at a Non Government Organization in Iringa.

For more than seven years, Michael has been teaching Swahili and culture to organizations and people from around the world. In his spare time, Michael enjoys photography, cinematography and photo editing. He also enjoys watching movies, listening to music, travelling, meeting with friends and relatives, and networking with people to share ideas. Michael believes that it is his responsibility to help society and being the good example
to others.

Issa Shabani

Treasurer

Issa Shabani is a Co-founder and Treasurer of Afri-Tanzania Volunteers for Change (AVC). He is responsible for keeping all the financial records and accounts for the organization.
He has a Bachelor of Commerce in International Commerce from the University of Moloud Mameri Tizi ouzou in Algeria.


In his free time, Issa enjoys spending time with his family watching movies and sports as well as volunteering at the Children’s Care Center. Issa believes that: “Children are not disabled because they cannot walk, see or hear they are disabled by the community that excludes them. I want to see that communities are responsible for protecting
disabled children.”

Emma Jacobs

Volunteer Ambassador-USA

Emma Jacobs is a Board member and Volunteer Ambassador for Afri-Tanzania Volunteers for Change (AVC). She has a PhD student in Political Science at the City University of New York.

She studies the nexus of climate change and securitization in East Africa, and teaches Comparative Politics of the Third World at Hunter College. She has a BA in Psychology and
a Degree in Human Rights, and has worked with social justice organizations in India and South Africa. 

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Afri-Tanzania Volunteers for Change (AVC) is a youth-led volunteer organisation that was created to encourage and further Community Development in Tanzania. We run workshops, seminars, work camps and short and long volunteer programs and projects, all of which are dedicated to helping youth find and reach their potential.

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Our volunteering sectors including awareness raising, advocating for positive change, developing new approaches to poverty reduction, teaching and education, as well as projects that range from Sexual Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS education programs to environment conservation.

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