Posts tagged Zambia
Hadassah Kasukumya: Host and Partner Relations Manager

Hadassah first volunteered with Lubuto in July of 2013, and joined as a full time staff member a few months later. She is responsible for the data collection and analysis so necessary to evaluate Lubuto’s work, as well as administrative tasks and event organization. Hadassah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and Management from Ulyanovsk State University in Russia. While living in Russia, Hadassah worked as a Counselor, Function Organizer and English Teacher at Alliance Français De Togliatti and as weather forecaster and cultural presenter at Reporter Television Station. Hadassah believes that working with Lubuto has given her the opportunity to use her education and skills to provide a high level of service to the children Lubuto serves and Zambia at large.

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Elizabeth Giles: Director of Library Services

Elizabeth began volunteering with Lubuto in 2011, and was subsequently hired to work as the Program Associate for Lubuto in Washington, D.C. She spent two years in that position before returning to her hometown of Milwaukee to complete an MLIS at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Elizabeth also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies from Marlboro College (VT). Before coming to work for Lubuto in Zambia she worked as a children’s librarian, the Operations Manager for an international high school program, and a teacher of English as a Second Language. She has previously lived in Ghana, China, and Germany. Her first experience in Zambia was leading a research project evaluating Lubuto’s book collections in 2014, and she is thrilled to be back in Zambia long-term as Lubuto’s Training Librarian.

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Eleni Coromvli: Architect

Eleni holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens, and a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from U.C. Berkeley, where she advanced to candidacy for a PhD in architecture. She was the recipient of a NATO Graduate Fellowship and was awarded the Eisner Prize in Urban Design. She is a licensed architect engineer in Greece and a registered corporate member of the Zambia Institute of Architects. In her professional career, Ms. Coromvli has been a Lecturer in architecture at UC Berkeley, an Architect-Researcher at the Center for Environmental Structure, and the proprietor of her own architecture and urban design firm in Zambia. Ms. Coromvli was a team member for Christopher Alexander’s Eishin College project in Tokyo, Japan, which has been recognized as one of the world’s great buildings. Among numerous other projects in the US, she contributed to the design of medium-density townships in the New Jersey wetlands, high-density housing projects in Oakland, California, and the Julian Street Shelter for the Homeless, in San Jose, California. Ms. Coromvli, who has published in the area, is an expert on Zambia’s indigenous architecture. In addition to her work in designing and managing the construction of the Lubuto libraries at the Fountain of Hope Children’s Centre, the Ngwerere Basic School, and the Matantala Rural Integrated Enterprise, she has designed numerous commercial, residential, and cultural projects in Lusaka.

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