Juliet Akwango, Enterprise Communication Liaison(Uganda)
One of our newest additions to our Days for Girls staff, Juliet believes in the 3Ps: Psychology- People, Profits and the Planet. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economy and businesses from Nehemiah Gateway University in Albania, Southeastern Europe, specializing in social entrepreneurship. For her dissertation, she wrote about the Improvement on Menstruation Hygiene Management to sustain Girl-Child Education in Uganda.
Appiah Boakye, West Africa Office Director (Ghana)
From teaching in the classroom to management of ground operations (and everything in between), Appiah is excited to help grow and sustain Days for Girls programming and impact in West Africa. She brings extensive nonprofit and development sector education experience in Asia, Africa and North America, and a passion for health literacy and gender empowerment that she attributes to her Ghanaian heritage. She holds a master's degree from University College London in education and international development, and dual bachelor's degrees in political science and classical civilization from Howard University.
Diana Nampeera, East Africa Office Director (Uganda)
Diana helped found the Days for Girls Uganda office after meeting Celeste Mergens in July 2012 and currently manages the Days for Girls East Africa Office. She is passionate about women and girls issues, and being part of the Days for Girls team has given her the opportunity to reach many women and girls in Uganda. She graduated from Bugema University with a bachelor's degree in business administration majoring in management. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her two sons and baking.
Maya Devi Khaitu, Nepal Office Program Officer
Maya is a dynamic team builder who has been involved in many projects nationally and internationally. An excellent communicator, she speaks Newari, Hindi, Nepali, and English. Committed to women's issues in Nepal, she has worked tirelessly since seeing her own home turn to rubble in the 2015 earthquake. She has previously worked with the Mosaic Language Institute, the National Rehabilitation Society for the Disabled, Wheelchair Peer Training, Women Acting Together for Change, Prisoners Assistance Mission, Human-Wildlife Conflict Project and Minnesota University. Maya is committed to Days for Girl and empowering women everywhere.
Alba Barrientos, Guatemala Office Director
Alba Barrientos has always been interested in working closely on women's empowerment issues in Guatemala, and was thrilled to join us last year. "Days for Girls is where I discovered a chance to empower other women, by bringing forward the hope of being successful through the education of women's health and the opportunity of economic empowerment," she said. When she isn't in the office, you can find Alba running in local races or hiking Guatemala's volcanoes.