Sadock Johnson, Founder & Project Coordinator
Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in wildlife science and conservation. He went on to conduct research on mountain gorillas in Uganda and adolescent male elephants in Tanzania’s National Parks. Later, he became a safari driver, first in Kenya, then in Tanzania. His work brought him into contact with impoverished communities in Tanzania, particularly the Maasai people. During safaris, tourists would often ask about the children begging for money or food and water. Johnson began to think about the poverty in his home and what he could do about it. In 2006, he started Foot2Afrika, providing care and intervention to local organizations, as well as volunteer services. A champion of the community in his home of Moshi, Tanzania, Johnson is on the board of several youth organizations, coordinates Foot2Afrika’s programs, owns and operates his own safari business, and still makes time to have fun and talk with the children he works with.
Serafina Nchulilla, Office Manager
Serafina is the youngest member of the Foot2Afrika team, and has taken care of our volunteer family and volunteer house since 2010. She now runs the volunteer office and Old Moshi Hostel, doing the daily tasks of F2A, introducing volunteers to Moshi and their projects, and teaching volunteers Swahili. Serafina also works with the Rudisha Women's Group as their office manager.
Msafiri Juma, Old Moshi House Manager & Volunteer Coordinator
Msafiri joined Foot2Afrika in 2006 and has since developed a great awareness of the community we serve. He believes in catering to volunteers with great services and ensuring volunteers' well-being and happiness. Msafiri is a skilled cook, and along with managing Old Moshi Hostel, he cooks most of the meals, a real treat!
Johnkennedy A. Makyao, senior architect of Tanzania Building Agency
Johnkennedy A.Makyao is the senior architect at the Tanzania Building Agency (TBA). Besides being a designer and planner, he is an accomplished social and community adviser. Johnkennedy completed his degree in the architecture and industrial design of MET(Masson Engineer Trainer). He also sits on the Board of Director of Sajok construction company in Tanzania.
Azizi Amani, Owner & Director of Trek2Kili
Azizi Amani is a Tanzanian philanthropist whose vision is to empower locals for true sustainability. A board member since the start of Foot2Afrika, his knowledge and experience make him an absolute asset to the organization. He has expertise on financial handling and administrative processes, which he uses to guide major decisions and provide essential information to the board.
African Mlay, Director of Ajers Technology Company, Ltd.
African Mlay has a proven track record as a hand-on line manager in both the private and public sectors. African started his business career at the local technology solution services, where he spent ten years as a manager within different departments. Later, he switched to the private sector and joined Kicheko as branch manager. In 2009, African established himself as a Director of the technology company Ajers Technologies in the Kilimanjaro region. African holds a degree in information technology. A four-year member of the board, African understands the importance of technology and communications in the nonprofit sector, and is committed to providing services and expertise to Foot2Afrika.
Noel Annael Shuma, businessman
Noel Annael Shuma, an expert in transportation, spent twelve years managing international projects in a number of multinational organizations. In 2007, he co-founded a financial investment and advisement company focusing on real estate and the agricultural sector. Noel is committed to educational improvement and serves the board tirelessly to advise on matters financial and otherwise.
Deogratius Kiwelu, Vision Trust Academy
Deogratius started his career early in 2006 at Majengo Women Education where he developed curriculum and materials specifically for adult education servicing women. Later he joined several non-profits in the educational sector where he served at various levels, including teaching. He believes that teaching should be more than just getting results, it’s about demonstrating an understanding of how to improve results and foster deeper understanding in his students. He is an advocate of lifelong learning.
Jesca Lyimo, lawyer
Jesca is the head legal advisor for the Health Worker Society in Moshi, an organization that safeguards the interests of health professionals, including doctors and nurses. She is committed to worker rights and protection. She also lends her legal services to financial institutions and agriculture cooperatives. She is delighted to use her legal expertise in various sectors to assist Foot2Afrika in community development activities, a passion for Jesca.
Henry R. Nkuwi, safari guide
Henry is a senior safari guide at Safari Guides Experts who has worked with various safari companies in Tanzania. He uses his expertise in wildlife management to educate the public on ecological conservation, and in his classroom as a teacher at the Royal Institute of Tourism in Moshi. Mr. Nkuwi is a fierce advocate for HIV awareness and other pressing health issues in Tanzania, continually devoting his time to protests, legal action, and community awareness.