Who are “Las Kelelas”?

In Spain

Eva Henrich– Founding partner of Kelele África.

President of the association. Holds a Bachelor´s degree in Business Administration from Boston University.  Has worked in fashion for 22 years until travelling to Uganda in 2007 for the first time, where she fell in love with the country and its people. After three more trips, the third one as a volunteer in Kasenda, she founded Kelele Africa in February 2012 together with Chelo Morueco. Both women manage, direct and coordinate the association while working, hand in hand, with the Ugandan coordinator.

Chelo Morueco de la Fuente– Founding partner of Kelele África.

Secretary for the association. During her profesional career as team manager and head of the Societies, Advisors and Directors Annual Directory, she focused on commercial and financial information. With more than 13 years of experience in International Cooperation, both as a volunteer and a paid employee, she has also worked in different areas such as project management and sales. Together with Eva Henrich, she works in the direction and coordination of projects in Kimya and Kasenda (Uganda).

Berta Grasset Jiménez– Architect, actress and costume designer, she collaborates with Kelele Africa as a volunteer in the design and construction of the Kumwenya Eco-School.

Ana León– Worked as webmaster and in ranking at Google. She left computer consulting a few years ago to do other things.  Then, she found Kelele Africa in Uganda and ever since, she has collaborated in every area she can, while trying to learn things she does not know about. Sometimes she even proposes crazy ideas that Kelele actually puts into practice.

In Uganda

Joanitah Nakandi– President of Kelele Africa Uganda, which is registered as a local NGO. She studied accounting and was director and trainer of a musical and dance group in Uganda. She has worked with Kelele Africa since 2013 and helps coordinate all of the projects in Kimya and Kasenda.

Nikolay Edrov– Primary school teacher. Lover of life and therefore a “teacher from the heart”. A creative, curious and working spirit, who can readily offer a smile, that believes in learning from mistakes and enjoys walking along people who are also willing to acknowledge their own. He enjoys finding solutions to life´s problems as an essential part of the experience of being alive. His job is to accompany teachers in their educational work in the hope that together they will improve conditions for the students and for the whole community and will reach new perspectives for the benefit of all involved in this journey.

Bárbara Vazquez– Volunteer at Kumwenya School. After spending 14 years in education and having accompanied a group of children in her own home as “day mother” for 3 years, she takes the opportunity that Kuwenya offers to convey some of her views on childhood and education to the local teachers at Kumwenya School. She considers that education needs to be creative, allowing participation of the children and involving their heart and senses. A believer in her own ongoing self development work so as to be up to the task of spending her day to day experience with her students.

Olivia Namirembe– Accountant in Uganda.