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John Mthaziko Zulu

Professional Fellow lobbies for devolution of power in Zambia

John Mthaziko Zulu held a 2011 Commonwealth Professional Fellowship at the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES). He is the Governance Programs Coordinator at Caritas Chipata, Zambia. I work to promote and protect human dignity and sustainable development for less privileged people by engaging government improve policies, structures and services. During my Fellowship at CLES, I have […]

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Charles Appiagyei (right) at the Council of Disabled People

Professional Fellow gains insight into advocacy for disabled people in Ghana

Charles Appiagyei is a 2011 Commonwealth Professional Fellow from Ghana. He is the National Administrator of the Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled (GSPD). His Fellowship was hosted by the Council of Disabled People. My remit back home relates to developing GSPD, managing staff and projects, and advocating to improve the life chances of disabled people. […]

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Matarr Baldeh on his first day at the Results UK office

Professional Fellow gains expertise in Education for All for the Gambia

Matarr Baldeh held a Commonwealth Professional Fellowship in 2011, at Results UK. He is the National Coordinator of the EFA Campaign Network in the Gambia. During my Fellowship, I learnt about the UK corridors of power through BOND training, met MPs through the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Education and Disability, and learnt how UK NGOs […]

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Beth Odingo

Professional Fellow aims to motivate staff and volunteers on return to Kenya

Beth Akinyi Odingo is a 2011 Commonwealth Professional Fellowship, who spent three months at Widows and Orphan International. She works as a Project Coordinator at the Omega Foundation in Kenya. My role rotates around coordinating staff, volunteers, and the project. My fellowship took me through short training, conferences, events, and the sharing of work experience at […]

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Professional Fellow working with marginalised communities in Western Kenya

Gabriel Sam Amolo is a 2011 Commonwealth Professional Fellow from Kenya. His Fellowship was hosted by Widows and Orphans International. I am a Kenyan currently working with an NGO as Deputy Director in charge of programmes and fundraising. I am responsible for overseeing the initiation and implementation of the organisation’s activities, running community health facilities, […]

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Olanike Edetan

Professional Fellows learns about organisational sustainability

Olanike Folashade Edetan is a 2011 Commonwealth Professional Fellow from Nigeria. She is studying for an MSc at the Department of Physical, Analytical and Environmental Chemistry at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Her Fellowship was hosted by The Haven Wolverhampton. I feel humbled and privileged to be part of the 2% of the brightest of my […]

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