Meet the Team

SAFIGI Outreach Foundation 'Safety First for Girls' is incorporated by guarantee, and thus the board of guarantors serve as signatories and appoint the director, Hadassah Louis as Chairperson, who is also Founder and on the board.

We have a board of Volunteers who have been dedicated to SAFIGI Outreach Foundation and serve in various capacities to ensure we achieve our mandate of advancing safety for girls.

HADASSAH LOUIS

FOUNDER AND PROJECT MANAGER

Hadassah Louis graduated Summa Cum Laude in Bachelor of Arts Journalism. She is Founder and Project Manager of SAFIGI Outreach Foundation. She is also an independent researcher, a freelance journalist, amateur photographer and a youth in Internet Governance as ISOC Youth@IGF fellow 2017 that took place at United Nations of Geneva, and she is President of Digital Grassroots initiative.  She is a contributor on africa.com, is a certified 'scratch code' trainer, a certified Open Knowledge Advocate, and a certified trained World Youth Alliance member.  Tweet her @hadassahlouis.


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DEBBIE MWEMA

BOARD ADVISOR

Debbie Mwema is one of SAFIGIs Co-Founders and serves on the board of guarantors as an Advisor. She holds a Honors degree in architecture design &technology and believes architecture is one of the best ways we can create a sustainable safe environment and happy place to live in. She has a passion for art, and has always believed in gender equality and equity as a strong foundation for a safer society. She has served with SAFIGI Outreach Foundation since 2014.

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MWAKA C. MWANDWE

VOLUNTEER MANAGER
Mwaka C. Mwandwe holds a BA in Psychology and History from the University of Zambia. She has been passionate about public health since she was 18 years old with key interest toward Adolescents, and inclined to behavioral change and social justice. Her work experience, mainly in the NGO sector, have been boardered on Sexual Reproductive Health, life skills, human rights and promotion of Gender Equality. She loves to read varieties of books, watch movies and subtitled series. Her favorite pet is a cat and if she had the chance, she would declare a world junk food day so she can proudly store chocolate for it. She has been Volunteer Manager for SAFIGI since 2016.


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SHUCHEESMITA SIMONTI

RESEARCHER AND SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Shucheesmita Simonti is currently pursuing her MA in Human Rights, Gender, and Conflict: Social Justice Perspectives from International Institute of Social Studies, Netherlands. She also holds an MA in International Relations from South Asian University, New Delhi. She is also working as editor of Women Chapter and has been working with SAFIGI for nearly 4 years. She is also working as a research volunteer at Unity in Diversity, an NGO that works on the socio-cultural integration of refugees in the Netherlands. Her passion also includes inter-faith peacebuilding and she has assisted in organizing inter-faith workshops and conferences in India and the Netherlands. Tweet her @shuchee91

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MAGUSWI BANGI

ACTIVIST AND WRITER
Maguswi is a young woman in STEM. She is passionate gaming, coding and the sciences. As an activist and writer for SAFIGI, her interests lie in entrepreneurship and woman empowerment. She has been with SAFIGI since 2016.

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ALINNE LOPES GOMES

RESEARCHER AND DATA ANALYST
Alinne Lopes Gomes is 20 years old and a sophomore in Law at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University in São Paulo, Brazil. She is part of the LGBT community and has worked with researches regarding themes related to gender identity, feminism and history of social movements. Her passions are writing, the academic world and the constant increase of knowledge. 

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TAHIYA ISLAM

EDITOR

Tahiya Islam is currently doing her Masters' in Pharmacology and Toxicology from Universiti Putra Malaysia. She aspires to grow herself as a researcher in her academic field and pursue teaching as her career. She is one of the Board Members and the Head of Media and Publication Department of a Bangladeshi Organization "AIM Initiative Foundation" that works to ensure the proper education and healthcare facilities of the underprivileged children of Bangladesh. Her passion is to become an impactful Writer and Public Speaker so that she can raise her voice creatively against all kinds of oppressions against women. Tweet her @TahiyaIslam

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