Julia Mackay – Programme Manager
Julia joined us in April 2013 as a fundraising and communications volunteer and became Programme Manager in November 2013. Since then she has been working in partnership with the Kalomo District Education Board (Ministry of Education) to implement construction projects at 21 schools in the Kalomo and Zimba districts. Julia manages infrastructure projects, notably supervising the build of classroom blocks, latrines, teacher’s houses as well as boreholes. Together with the former Programme Manager Lois Cochrane, she initiated a literacy programme which targeted 10 schools and a teacher training programme supporting 20 community teachers at college over a period of three years. Julia has previously worked for the German Development Service and volunteered in a boarding school for disabled children in Southern Zambia. Outside of AR Julia enjoys reading, travelling and gardening.
Iain Parry – Programme Manager Iain joined the AR Zambian team in March 2017 coming from the UK where he worked as a Project Manager for various events and construction companies. In his spare time Iain volunteered at the Integration Unit in Glasgow, helping refuges and asylum seekers make the difficult cultural transition into British Society. Iain’s first visit to Zambia was with VSO, and he was assigned to the Ministry of Health. Iain worked with sexual health workers providing treatment and support to rural communities, focusing on HIV testing and sexual health training. Prior to this he read History & Politics at Brunel University, London – graduating in 2013. In his spare time Iain enjoys fishing, boxing at his local gym, and watching rugby with friends.
David Moono Sangweni – Construction Supervisor
Dave, as he is fondly called at the office, joined us in 2006 when African Revival was first starting out in Zambia. He initially joined the organization as a carpenter and driver until 2010 when he was promoted to Construction Supervisor. He is the longest serving staff at the Zambian office, having completed over 60 projects so far. David has exceptional driving and community mobilisation skills, and traverses the Kalomo and Choma terrain with ease. He is also very good with craft works, to the point that most welding works for projects are done by him. In his spare time, he does some carpentry and he also happens to be a very committed member of his church where he is an Assistant Pastor.
Raymond Hadangalika – Livelihoods Field Officer Raymond was born in Choma, under chief Moyo in the Southern Province of Zambia. He was raised in a rural area and grew up shepherding and growing crops. Raymond has a certificate in General Agriculture from the Twin Fountain Agricultural research Institute. In 2004 Raymond was employed by Namwianga Mission Farms as a foreman and dealt with field crop management, joining Mopani Copper Mines at the end of 2006. Raymond then returned and started running an agricultural business, gaining a General Certificate of Education and enrolling at the Zambia College of Agriculture in Monze in 2015. Raymond is married – he and his wife Bridget both enjoy attending church regularly.