Nik Kafka is the Chief Executive and founder of Teach A Man To Fish. Leaving a successful banking career in the City of London for a local microfinance institution in Paraguay, Nik discovered an innovative school aiming not only to teach the poor how to become rural entrepreneurs, but to do so as a self-financing social enterprise. Having helped transform this school into a replicable model, and realising the huge potential for funding education through enterprise rather than charity, he returned to the UK to found Teach A Man To Fish.
Under his stewardship Teach A Man To Fish has grown into an international network whose membership now numbers over 6,000 education institutions and experts in more than 130 countries. Over 500,000 young people benefitted directly from Teach A Man To Fish programmes across Africa, Asia & Latin America. Honoured as a Young Global Leader in 2009 by the World Economic Forum, named in 2011 as one of Devex's 40 Under 40 International Development Leaders in London and most recently awarded the 2022 Charles Bronfman Prize for his innovative work that has significantly improved the world.
He holds a first-class BSc in Chemistry from the University of Bristol, an MSc in International Development from the School of Oriental & African Studies at the University of London, as well as professional qualifications in finance.
Alison Rivett is the Head of Fundraising at Teach A Man To Fish. She joined the charity in October 2015 and is responsible for all aspects of fundraising to support our work. Alison has been working to raise funds for international development and humanitarian projects for over a decade. Previously she worked to fundraise from the UK at Self Help Africa, Merlin and Farm Africa; in Ethiopia at Mums for Mums; and in Guatemala at Transitions.
Prior to 2001 and for 11 fun and fruitful years, Alison was a founding partner and the Design Director for Ampersand Partnership, a design and marketing agency located in London.
Alison has a MSc in International Economic Development from University College London, a BAHons in History and Typographic Design from Reading University and is a qualified TEFL teacher.
Sally Ann Walker is interim Head of Programmes, Impact and Learning at Teach A Man to Fish. She re-joined the organisation in 2022, having previously served 5 years at Teach A Man to Fish, leading the expansion of the School Enterprise Challenge (Global), before heading up our programmes internationally. Sally is a highly qualified programme management specialist with extensive work experience in Asia Pacific, Africa and Central America. She brings over 10 years practical experience in the design, delivery, monitoring and impact evaluation of education and entrepreneurship support initiatives for a range of corporate donors and philanthropic foundations. She has led youth focussed programmes at Plan International UK and Youth Business International and has specific experience supporting women entrepreneurs to start, grow and sustain businesses through her work with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.
Sally holds A BSc in International Business, an MA (with Distinction) in Education and Development and professional qualifications in MEAL and Project Management. She is also a qualified TEFL teacher.
Paola Fatur is currently on maternity leave. She joined the team in August 2013, as a Field Officer at La Bastilla school in Nicaragua supporting the implementation of all school businesses, but especially the dairy plant. In September 2014 she took over the role as Enterprising Schools Network Support Officer, participating in the School Enterprise Challenge roll out in Central America supporting with workshops and trainings. Back in the UK in 2015, she joined the School Enterprise Challenge team developing new educational resources and marketing materials. She currently overseas effective delivery of all global and in-country programmes and is responsible for the smooth running of all areas of internal operations.
Prior to joining Teach A Man To Fish, Paola worked for three years as a consultant in international projects, delivercurrently g training and workshops and supporting project roll outs. She has a business background, as she worked as an audit analyst and as a quality procedures assistant while living in Argentina. Paola has also travelled extensively to South East Asia and volunteered in Nepal with a local NGO and in London for the Fairtrade Foundation UK. Paola holds a degree in Business Administration from Buenos Aires University (Argentina) and an Expert Degree in Project Coordination for International Development from Alcalá University (Spain).
Draego Zubiri is Senior Product Manager and Learning Technologist at Teach A Man To Fish.
Draego spent several years working in the EdTech, online learning, and learning and development industry, designing learning products and solutions at scale for organisations and learners globally. He completed his MSc Education with Distinction, specialising in learning technologies, from the University of Oxford and is currently completing his part-time MBA with the Open University. His core interests include scalable learning solutions, high impact learning products, and technologies for social inclusion and mobility.
Adrian Merville-Tugg is the Finance Officer at Teach A Man to Fish, having joined in July 2019.
Prior to working at Teach A Man To Fish, Adrian spent 6 years managing grants focused on Human Rights and Criminal Justice. Adrian is a member of the ICB and holds a BSc. in Computer Science from the University of Bath
Ainhoa Munoz studied Biology & Physical Anthropology at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and holds an MSc in International Solidarity & Social Inclusion from Carlos III University, Madrid. For nearly 2 years, she collaborated with Emalaikat Foundation (Ethiopia), running the nutritional evaluation of all students at three local schools, as well as supporting their Child Malnutrition programme.
Ainhoa initiated her fundraising career in Fundación Ayuda en Acción (Madrid), with an internship, and in 2016 she moved to London where she worked to fundraise for a UK national charity in the health sector before joining Teach A Man To Fish in August 2021 as Fundraising Officer.
Elizabeth Medhurst is the Digital Support Officer at Teach A Man To Fish. She joined the organisation in March 2022, dedicated to taking the Enterprise Adventure app to the next level as part of the Global Programmes Team.
After gaining a BA and then an MA in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex, Elizabeth has worked in political communications and entrepreneurship and employment projects in the UK. After some time in the education and charity sector she taught in Japan, experiencing a year deeply affected by the pandemic, before returning home to the UK to follow her passion for digitised social mobility.
Alondra Maradiaga is Senior Programme Officer at Teach a Man to Fish and is responsible for the operations of the School Enterprise Challenge. Alondra holds a BA in Political Science from the Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM) in Mexico and a MA in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick in the UK. Prior to joining Teach a Man to Fish in 2022, she worked for the Mexican government and as a consultant in national and international projects related to implementing, monitoring and evaluating social policies to promote social and economic development.
Katie Kilbourne is the Marketing and Communications Officer (Global Programmes) at Teach A Man To Fish. She joined the organisation in August 2022 and is responsible for raising the profile of the Global Programmes.
Katie graduated from the University of Bath with a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages and European Studies (Spanish and ab initio Italian). During the course of her degree, Katie worked as an English Language Assistant in a secondary school with the British Council and an English tutor on her Year Abroad in the south of Spain. Katie has also volunteered in the charity sector for over five years and is fully TEFL qualified.
Alejandra Soleno is our Central America Regional Coordinator, managing and overseeing our projects in Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala. She joined the Teach A Man To Fish family in 2018.
Alejandra has wide experience providing support to schools and offering relevant education through entrepreneurship. Throughout her career, she has designed a Stakeholder Articulation Model for Socially Responsible Investment in Education and created a framework for organisations around investing in education. Alejandra worked as the National Coordinator of Public-Private relationships at the Honduran Ministry of Education for 4 years, where she was in charge of donor partnerships.
Passionate about learning, Alejandra sees entrepreneurship as a tool to transform education.
Francia Landa is the Project & Administrative Support Officer for Teach a Man to Fish Honduras. Born and raised in Tegucigalpa, Francia joined Teach A Man To Fish in August 2022.
Francia has experience working in entrepreneurship programmes including 'E'mprende Mejor' and '30 Maravillas de Honduras' - a project aimed at growing existing and new entrepreneurships in 30 tourist destinations in Honduras. Francia has a degree in business management, and hopes that working for Teach A Man To Fish will allow her to make a positive impact in children and young people’s lives in Honduras.
Jenny Peña joined Teach A Man To Fish in January 2023 as our Honduras Administrative and Finance Support Officer. She is originally from San Pedro Sula, but has been living in Tegucigalpa for almost two decades. This gives her a rich understanding of the context in which we work in the northern and central area of Honduras.
Jenny has a degree in Industrial and Business Administration, and has wide experience working in Finance and Administration for non-profit organisations, organising medical brigades and coordinating leadership workshops. She is passionate about projects that change people's lives.
Angelica Ávila is the Project Officer in Central America. She joined Teach A Man To Fish in March 2023 after four years at Technoserve as a Business Specialist and Advisor.
Angelica is passionate about entrepreneurship and sharing her knowledge. For more than 10 years she has been working to support entrepreneurs from different sectors and industries, using her experience in finance and business model development.
Angelica sees that, working with Teach A Man to Fish she will have the opportunity to create impact through education: by training future entrepreneurs and helping to support children and young people to develop their entrepreneurial mindset, skills, and knowledge so that they can succeed in work and in life. She loves to read and everything related to space.
Sharon Munyazikwiye is our Rwanda Country Representative. Sharon joined us in 2014 to guide 28 schools in Nyaruguru district, South Rwanda, in implementing school businesses as part of the “Rwanda Girl’s Education Advancement Project.” These school businesses generated income for the schools and acted as an educational resource for the students, developing their technical, business and soft skills. Since that time, he has overseen the introduction of the School Enterprise Challenge to build the life and business skills of more than 1,000 young people a year in schools across Rwanda. In 2020, he led the adaptation of the programme into Business Clubs for out-of-school youth.
Prior to joining Teach A Man To Fish, Sharon worked as a Senior Facilitator in ICT, Business and Life Skills at Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Rwanda under DOT’s Internship Program, where he delivered the ReachUp! Program, impacting more than 600 beneficiaries and 20 startups in Karongi, Western Rwanda. He served at Smart Enterprises Ltd as the Operations Manager under Nyabivumu Integrated Waste Management Project; and work with LUTI “Let Us Transform Life Initiative,” developing training and drafting projects and business plans. Sharon has also served as a Business Coach to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) beneficiaries.
Sharon holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Chemistry from the former National University of Rwanda and a Business Management Certificate from the universal Class, with self-directed learning and capacity building in business and project planning.
Diricilla Naidoo joined Teach A Man To Fish in 2022 as the Country Manager for South Africa. Dris is a long term friend of Teach A Man To Fish, having facilitated several of our global conferences and spent many years with one of our partners, Fundacion Paraguay where she worked in both Paraguay and Tanzania supporting schools with entrepreneurship education.
After studying a marketing and advertising diploma at AAA school of advertising, Dris became a strategic planner working on a wide range of products and services. She then worked extensively on campaigns with organisations such as The Peace Campaign, the SA Constitution and the Department of Health before leaving the advertising industry and joining Outward Bound SA as their Marketing Director. It was during her time here that Dris met Martin Burt, founder of Foundacion Paraguay.
Dris is now back home in South Africa, splitting her time between Teach A Man To Fish and non-proft organisation Father A Nation.
Nontobeko Makhaye joined Teach A Man to Fish in June 2018 as the School Enterprise Challenge Programme Support Officer, based in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Nonto supports schools in KZN and South Africa to plan, set up and develop educational and sustainable school enterprises.
Previously she worked at Agribusiness Development Agency and Lima where she gained experience in supporting school businesses, local communities and agricultural projects and managing a range of environmental, social development and income generating projects in South Africa. Nontobeko has a great passion for working with schools and the business sector and has supported various school business across South Africa. Through her work at Lima she provided facilitation to different training to schools, government officials and the private sector.
Nontobeko holds an honours degree in Geography and an undergraduate degree in Rural Resource Management from University of KwaZulu Natal.
Phumzile Skosana, joined Teach A Man to Fish in January 2023, as Project Support Officer, School Enterprise Challenge based in Johannesburg South Africa.
A dedicated professional in the education sector with over 7 years' of experience, Phumzile previously coordinated youth programmes for The 100% Foundation. These programmes also provided teacher training in local communities.
Phumzile's has a strong belief in the power for education and has developed and led English programmes for children in her local community. This led her to become a TEFL teacher in China.
Phumzile holds an honours in degree in Communication Theories, an undergraduate degree in Corporate Communications from University of Johannesburg and a Packaging Technology Diploma (Cum Laude) with IPSA
Sarah Nassanga is the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at Teach A Man To Fish. She joined in 2015, supporting the School Enterprise Challenge team in managing 300 schools, before taking up her current role where she works closely with 29 schools assessing the impact of our business model.
Prior to this Sarah volunteered for a year at the National Agricultural Research Organization providing technical support to the Human Resources team and assisted in all recruitment, selection, training and performance appraisal of 200 staff.
Sarah has a BA in Public Administration and Management from the Uganda Christian University.
Modecai Osano is the Programmes and Communications Officer for Teach A Man To Fish in Uganda where he leads on the development and implementation of the country communications strategy and an online alumni network for School Enterprise Challenge participants. Working closely with the Ugandan team, Modecai is focussed on growing the reach, impact and visibility of our programmes in Uganda and globally.
He joined in February 2018 as a Senior School Enterprise Challenge Field officer supporting and coordinating the delivery of School Enterprise Challenge activities and has built strong contacts with schools and teachers. Modecai is passionate about providing support to his community and is enthusiastic about learning new skills.
Prior to joining Teach A Man To Fish, Modecai completed training through DOT REACH-UP UGANDA on small and medium-sized enterprises and worked with organisations including Samplex Africa as their Due Diligence Field Officer, Uganda Telecom as their I.T Support officer and Challenges Worldwide under International Citizenship Service(ICS) for 3 months as a volunteer Junior Business Consultant in the SME sector.
Modecai holds a BA(Hons) in Information Technology from Uganda Christian University
Doreen Ajambo is the Uganda Finance and Administration Assistant at Teach A Man To Fish. She joined the team in 2019 as the Kenyan Volunteer supporting the School Enterprise Challenge team managing over 50 schools in Kenya, before taking up her current role.
Prior to this, Doreen was a management assistant at Pasha Global, an admin assistant and customer care personnel at Istar Computer World where she assisted in IT related tasks like installing software, stock and inventory checking, receipts and marketing their brand.
Doreen has a BA in Business Administration from Kampala International University and a diploma in Business Management from the Kenya Institute of Management.
Nicholas Kiwalabye is a senior field officer based in Mpigi where he supports 20 schools that are taking part in the School Enterprise Challenge. Nicholas is a proud graduate and actually took part in the School Enterprise himself in 2015 at Caltec Academy Makerere where he was the Chairperson of the club.
He holds a bachelors degree in Business Management from Muteesa 1 Royal university. Having enjoyed his experience being part of a School Business, Nicholas came back to work for Teach A Man To Fish in 2019.
Judith Mugero is Programme Manager at Teach A Man To Fish. She has 6 years of experience in livelihoods, program implementation, and coordination. Judith joined the team in 2018 as a Resource Person on the Girls Education Challenge project before she was promoted to a Field Officer, supporting and guiding 60 households to start and run small-scale businesses in Jinja and Mayuge districts. In 2020 Judith worked as a Senior Field Officer on the Youth Enterprise Challenge Program in Mityana where she supported 75 youth groups to start, run and manage their group businesses.
Before joining Teach A Man To Fish, Judith was a volunteer at the Uganda Red Cross Society. She holds a post-graduate diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from Uganda Management Institute and a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies from Uganda Christian University. She is also currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Management Studies (M&E) at Uganda Management Institute.
Judith is extremely passionate about community development and improving livelihoods.
Hope Lominsuk is the Finance and Administration Officer for Teach A Man To Fish in Uganda. With several years experience in accounting roles Hope has a concrete understanding of financial analysis and processes. Before joining Teach A Man To Fish, Hope was the Finance Officer for Stir Education and an Accountant at Matelong Education.
Hope holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from Cavendish University Uganda.
After years of growing his skills in finance, Hope believes that everything in life should be balanced...just like accounts.
Norah Nakyeyune joined Teach A Man To Fish in February 2023 as our Senior Project Field Officer based in West Nile supporting 40 schools in Arua and Yumbe districts. She has a wealth of experience as a Project Officer in programmes working to empower youth and particularly girls in Uganda.
Before joining Teach A Man To Fish, Norah worked with Plan International Uganda as National Youth Facilitator for the Champion of Change Curriculum for Gender Equality; as Project Officer implementing the Adolescent Power Programme for Gals Forum International and as Project Officer implementing the Safer Cities Project for Girls in Kampala.
Norah has a strong commitment to Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. She has led and participated in several initiatives to drive girls/women empowerment in her community and has inspired and transformed the lives and mindsets of many young women, girls and men. She is extremely proud that her commitment led to her being chosen as the representative for women and girls in Uganda at the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM) 2018.
Norah holds a BA (Hons) in Business Administration from Kampala University and a Certificate in Positive Leadership from University for Peace.