Wycliffe O. AGANDA

Wycliffe O. AGANDA

Founder & Chair, Board of Directors

Founder and Chair, Board of Directors, Wibena Impact, a non-governmental organization locally registered under Rwandan laws. He also founded Wibena Institute, an executive premier training Institute (WI), an approved exam center for TEF Canada, TCF, LanguageCert ESOL, SELT. He is a dynamic, enthusiastic, resourceful and result oriented person with strong understanding of general rules used in Education, Administration, and coaching practice. An articulate qualified serial entrepreneur, IELTS &TOEFL Trainer, Leadership and Management expert who is able to effectively communicate with students from diverse background or varying degrees of ability.

He is proficient in developing and implementing successful work plans and monitoring and evaluation procedures. He believes in effectiveness and team building to ensure that duties are fulfilled efficiently and effectively beyond what is required and work in an organization that allows for personal development. He has over ten years’ work experience in both the public and private sector, specifically in education, administration, and project management.

Mr. Wycliffe has previously occupied different positions and before his venture into entrepreneurship world, He was ESOL Coach at Institute of Capacity Building (ICB, MKU) and also served as the Principal at Premier Teachers College, where he hosted the First Lady of the Republic of Rwanda for the first Early Childhood Teachers’ graduation as the Chief Guest, He has proven abilities in strategic thinking, leadership, event planning, and problem-solving in serious and fast-paced environments that has seen tremendous growth of Wibena Institute and Impact respectively.

Marie Josée NDAYIZIGIYE

Marie Josée NDAYIZIGIYE

Country Director ,Rwanda

She is  a graduate with a Bachelor Degree in Information Management from Adventist University of Central Africa. She was in youth education for five years, she has over ten years of experience in commercial business, she also has significant experience in the Insurance industry where she was the Bank Insurance and Micro Insurance Manager.

She is passionate about implementing intervention in both family, community and health system, against sexual and gender based violence and child marriage in a bid to promote public health. She is very passionate about talent management and personal development and believes in unlocking the potential of people.

Marie Josee is a champion for women, inclusive social economic transformation and eradication of unfavorable cultural practices. Because of her passion to transform Africa through women, in March 2020 she has been appointed as the TWOW Representative for Rwanda where she represents women’s voice.

Anne-Wil van Werven

Anne-Wil van Werven

Head of External Relations, Partnerships and Resource Mobilization
Anne-Wil van Werven is currently working as the Head of External Relations, Partnerships and Resource Mobilization at Wibena impact. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Applied Psychology and Managing projects abroad.

Her professional interests focus on connecting with people worldwide and leading advisory services for projects in a wide range of fields with a business perspective.

She served as a legal assistant in The Netherlands and apart from that, she expanded her horizon and worked as an Innovation and Growth specialist in Rwanda.

She is very passionate about connecting Africa with the rest of the world, because together we can contribute to the improvement of people’s quality of life for all of all ages.

Maaike van Beek

Maaike van Beek

Head of Programs

Maaike van Beek is an enthusiastic and driven Social Worker from the Netherlands. Maaike has been working for Wibena Impact as Head of Program since December 2020.

She graduated from University Utrecht the Netherlands in 2016 and obtained her bachelor degree in Social Work and Services. She has already various work experience in the Netherlands. She has work experience at a primary school, in event management, with children and young peoples with disabilities and the last two years in the position of a team manager.

Desmond Ogubi

Desmond Ogubi

Regional Programs Director

Ogubi is a Political Scientist and a Social Inclusion Advocate. He is deeply passionate about young people, art and culture, human rights, especially gender equality, justice and rule of law. He is a poet, photographer and trainer on leadership, entrepreneurship, Sustainable Development and Design Thinking. Desmond is the Art Liason/Advisor at the Youth Against Slavery Movement and Eastern Africa regional Coordinator for Africa Against Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants Coalition. As an artist, he is an amalgamation of social critique, introspection, honesty and humour and loves to use personal accounts to discuss the politics of class, gender and religion while simultaneously pinpointing and reinforcing the interconnected nature of human existence.
He is a YALI Fellow (2018) and The Next Economy fellow. He holds  Bachelor degrees in Political Science and Sociology. He holds a diploma in Korea Studies and Politics from University of Nairobi. He also hold an Executive Digital Marketing Analytics certificate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT). He seeks to create spaces that promotes healthy colloquy, discourse and social change.

Mercy Kalekye

Mercy Kalekye

Events Manager

She is currently working with the Wibena Institute and Wibena Impact as the Deputy Principal and Event Manager respectively. Kalekye is a literature enthusiast, an event organizer, a lover of youth, a human rights advocate, and a social inclusion champion. She believes that “The youth of Africa carry the flame of hope as the agents of change in the continent” as a result, they should be accorded with opportunities to showcase their abilities and gifts.

She is well presented with excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an economic approach to solving problems and the ability to stay within approved budgets, schedules and achieve goals.

As an event organizer, she has successfully organized cultural exchange programs for artists across the East African region for events like Ubumuntu Arts Festival 2019, Spoken word Rwanda 2018 & 2019 and the Transpoesis. Out of this she has acquired an extensive knowledge of the East Africa art scene.

She has also worked with the Afflatus Africa group in planning and organizing the Reading for Change project. She holds Bachelor’s degree in Education (Literature major). She has greatly been involved in theatre performance and worked with Contact TV as a host of talk show, MindLab.

Kalinda Umutoni Nadine

Kalinda Umutoni Nadine

Administration Manager

Nadine Is a child of God who loves to serve her God and the community.  She finds great pleasure in making the world a better place; by assisting others and being part of shaping the world for the better. She is currently an administrative manager at Wibena Impact.

She graduated in the United States of America in December 2016 with a bachelor degree of Arts in Biology and Psychology. During her school year, she has always loved engaging herself in Humanitarian activities with organizations such as; Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. She has been in working since 2013 in different areas but mostly in the healthcare field. She worked with Doctors as a scribe at St Luke’s Hospital in the USA; as an assistant for Substance Abuse Counselor with Youth and Adults in the USA. She also worked at Autism Rwanda, as a teacher for Autistic Children.

Her mission in life is to make an impact on earth by bringing positivity and light to as many people by contributing to the creation of solutions of the challenging issues the World is faced with.

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