Meet Our Team
With years of business, travel and volunteering experience behind her, Michelle Procter has finally found her dream job. Originally from the UK, Michelle worked in Human Resources and People Development before packing it all in to move to rural St Lucia on South Africa’s East coast to manage an African Impact volunteer project for three years. Now Executive Director of the African Impact Foundation, Michelle is motivated by the knowledge that every challenge overcome, every lesson learnt and every cent (or penny!) raised is another step closer to a better life for an adult or child in need. “My passion for Africa’s people, wildlife and environment has been part of me since I first visited Kenya in 2001. Helping to make a difference in people’s lives in rural Africa is a wonderful and humbling job.”
Morgan Domijan first interned with The Happy Africa Foundation in 2016 with 6 months in Livingstone and 3 months at our Head Office in Cape Town. Having previous experience running her own NGO and a Masters in Elementary Education and Curriculum Development, it was an easy transition for her to join the Happy Africa team full time as project support, programming for The Girl Impact and developing fundraising strategies. You will find Morgan exploring Cape Town and taking road trips across Southern Africa.
Denise joined the THAF team in November 2014 as the Finance Coordinator. Denise has a financial background which has been invaluable in her new role. Denise is enjoying her work and loves seeing the impact The Happy Africa Foundation has on the communities and individuals it serves. One of her favourite quotes by Dr Minor Myers Jr. sums up why she wants to make a difference,“Go into the world and do well, but more importantly, go into the world and do good.”
Nwabisa has extensive experience in social research methods, as well as qualitative data analysis, having worked in a wide range of social research projects. She has also worked on multiple monitoring and evaluation projects including impact assessments and programme evaluations. Through her involvement conducting field research in urban and rural contexts Nwabisa has a passion for working with people from diverse backgrounds. She joins the African Impact Foundation team to work as the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and Internship Supervisor.
Sharon has lived in Livingstone, Zambia, her whole life. She joined African Impact in June 2007 as a chef and since then has been working from department to department within African Impact until 2013 when she joined the African Impact Foundation. Sharon is passionate about children and strives to improve their lives now and their future to come. “I love being around children and interacting with them. Its important to advise and encourage our sponsored children to be good and work extra hard in their education.”
Born and raised in Mongu, Western Province, Memory received an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration and Management Studies from Evelyn Hone College in Lusaka. With a love of mathematics she is currently pursuing her degree in accountancy. She has been with the Foundation since March 2010 as a sponsor A Child Coordinator and later in 2013 she was appointed as the Project Coordinator. She truly believes that education is key to success and enjoys encouraging students to pursue their education. She loves that she gets an opportunity to meet different kinds of people with different attitudes and behaviors.
Sash is a passionate graphic designer with many years experience in the NGO sector. Having worked previously for The Sozo Foundation in Vrygrond, Muizenberg Sash honed her skills in social media, design and marketing. Sash is passionate about community development and enjoys living near the sea where she can surf on her days off!