Antujaelly "Anty" Marche   Anty is a Tanzanian woman now living and working in the United States with her husband and daughter. Her life-long passion for helping needy women and children across the world fueled her work over the years with such organizations as OXFAM Tanzania, Catholic Relief Services Tanzania, USAID Tanzania, and now CIRI (Connecticut International Refugees and Immigrants), ITI (Interpreters and Translators Inc), University of Pennsylvania's SIREN Project and many others. With Unite, Anty is working to involve the Tanzanian Diaspora with our work as well as to help grow our Unite Scholars program across East Africa. Her expertise working with Americans and Africans from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds serves Unite in countless ways. Anty received her BS from Northeastern University and her Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.

Antujaelly "Anty" Marche

Anty is a Tanzanian woman now living and working in the United States with her husband and daughter. Her life-long passion for helping needy women and children across the world fueled her work over the years with such organizations as OXFAM Tanzania, Catholic Relief Services Tanzania, USAID Tanzania, and now CIRI (Connecticut International Refugees and Immigrants), ITI (Interpreters and Translators Inc), University of Pennsylvania's SIREN Project and many others. With Unite, Anty is working to involve the Tanzanian Diaspora with our work as well as to help grow our Unite Scholars program across East Africa. Her expertise working with Americans and Africans from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds serves Unite in countless ways. Anty received her BS from Northeastern University and her Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.

  Frank Japhet Minja, MD   Born and raised in Tanzania, Dr. Frank Minja is the Director of Neuroradiology MRI and Assistant Professor of Neuroradiology in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. Dr. Minja is also the Director of Global Outreach in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the Yale School of Medicine. Since 2008, Dr. Minja has been actively involved in supporting the Diagnostic Radiology residency training program at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. With Unite Scholars, Dr. Minja is helping to identify possible future doctors to assist in his long-term efforts to expand and optimize training in all aspects of Diagnostic Radiology in Tanzania and Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2014-15 Dr. Minja served as a visiting Professor at the Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI) in Dar es Salaam. Dr. Minja graduated form Harvard Medical School in 2003 and completed his internship at Brigham & Women's Hospital and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He lives in New Haven, CT, with his wife and children and travels regularly to Tanzania.

Frank Japhet Minja, MD

Born and raised in Tanzania, Dr. Frank Minja is the Director of Neuroradiology MRI and Assistant Professor of Neuroradiology in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. Dr. Minja is also the Director of Global Outreach in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the Yale School of Medicine. Since 2008, Dr. Minja has been actively involved in supporting the Diagnostic Radiology residency training program at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. With Unite Scholars, Dr. Minja is helping to identify possible future doctors to assist in his long-term efforts to expand and optimize training in all aspects of Diagnostic Radiology in Tanzania and Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2014-15 Dr. Minja served as a visiting Professor at the Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI) in Dar es Salaam. Dr. Minja graduated form Harvard Medical School in 2003 and completed his internship at Brigham & Women's Hospital and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He lives in New Haven, CT, with his wife and children and travels regularly to Tanzania.

  Ediltruda "Edi" Kalikawe   Edi was born in Bukoba, Tanzania. She earned her Bachelors of Finance in Botswana. She then came to America to earn her MBA and CPA from New York State. Following her graduation, Edi returned to Tanzania where she won the Miss Tanzania Beauty Pageant under the banner "Beauty With Purpose." She went on to found the House of Grace Leprosy Care Center to care for dependents of those who suffer from Hansens Disease. Edi now has dedicated her life to working with youth. Today, Edi works as a Senior Accounting analyst in an organization that serves people living with disabilities in New Jersey (where she currently resides) and she travels regularly where she has built a school to serve the underpriviledged.  "I’m going to role model the energy I wish the world had." ~Brendon Burchard

Ediltruda "Edi" Kalikawe

Edi was born in Bukoba, Tanzania. She earned her Bachelors of Finance in Botswana. She then came to America to earn her MBA and CPA from New York State. Following her graduation, Edi returned to Tanzania where she won the Miss Tanzania Beauty Pageant under the banner "Beauty With Purpose." She went on to found the House of Grace Leprosy Care Center to care for dependents of those who suffer from Hansens Disease. Edi now has dedicated her life to working with youth. Today, Edi works as a Senior Accounting analyst in an organization that serves people living with disabilities in New Jersey (where she currently resides) and she travels regularly where she has built a school to serve the underpriviledged. "I’m going to role model the energy I wish the world had." ~Brendon Burchard

  James Koola, MD   Dr. James Koola was born and raised in Tanzania. James is a final year internal medicine preventive medicine resident at Griffin Hospital Derby, CT. He completed his secondary education in Kilimanjaro and Arusha before relocating to Dar es Salaam for his Medical training at the Muhimbili University College of Health and Allied Sciences then a college of the University of Dar es Salaam. Prior to University studies he worked as a peer educator with other high school leavers from the U.K through Students Partnership World Wide (SPW). SPW volunteer teachers taught regular lessons and life skills to help students in underserved rural Tanzania to succeed in all components of life. After medical school graduation Dr. Koola joined KEMRI/Wellcome Trust research unit in Kilifi Kenya where he was involved in pediatric infectious diseases research. James completed an MPH from Johns Hopkins University in May 2008. James has been actively involved in education and health across Africa he is one of the founding members of Afya Research Africa and NGO involved in clinical, prevention and research programs in Kenya. In his frequent trips to Tanzania he sets time to speak with students in primary schools to motivate them to work hard on their educational goals for a better future. As a memory to his late mother he gives awards to best students in standard four exams in Hai district to reward excellency and inspire students to work harder. James strongly believes in education as a tool to help next generation escape the clutches of poverty.

James Koola, MD

Dr. James Koola was born and raised in Tanzania. James is a final year internal medicine preventive medicine resident at Griffin Hospital Derby, CT. He completed his secondary education in Kilimanjaro and Arusha before relocating to Dar es Salaam for his Medical training at the Muhimbili University College of Health and Allied Sciences then a college of the University of Dar es Salaam. Prior to University studies he worked as a peer educator with other high school leavers from the U.K through Students Partnership World Wide (SPW). SPW volunteer teachers taught regular lessons and life skills to help students in underserved rural Tanzania to succeed in all components of life. After medical school graduation Dr. Koola joined KEMRI/Wellcome Trust research unit in Kilifi Kenya where he was involved in pediatric infectious diseases research. James completed an MPH from Johns Hopkins University in May 2008. James has been actively involved in education and health across Africa he is one of the founding members of Afya Research Africa and NGO involved in clinical, prevention and research programs in Kenya. In his frequent trips to Tanzania he sets time to speak with students in primary schools to motivate them to work hard on their educational goals for a better future. As a memory to his late mother he gives awards to best students in standard four exams in Hai district to reward excellency and inspire students to work harder. James strongly believes in education as a tool to help next generation escape the clutches of poverty.

  The RT Reverend Frederick Chingwaba   Reverend Chingwaba is currently serving as Bishop of The Evangelical Anglican Church of Tanzania at the Eastern Zone, which includes the five districts of Dodoma, Morogoro, Coastal Region, Dar Es Salaam, and Ruvuma. He also serves as Assistant General Secretary of the Evangelical Anglican Church of Tanzania. Frederick has been a trusted friend and colleague of Unite since 2009 and together we are working to serve women with microloans, grants and business education programs and children through the provision of school fees. Frederick studied at Eden Seminary in St. Louis, MO, in 2009, and currently lives in Morogoro.

The RT Reverend Frederick Chingwaba

Reverend Chingwaba is currently serving as Bishop of The Evangelical Anglican Church of Tanzania at the Eastern Zone, which includes the five districts of Dodoma, Morogoro, Coastal Region, Dar Es Salaam, and Ruvuma. He also serves as Assistant General Secretary of the Evangelical Anglican Church of Tanzania. Frederick has been a trusted friend and colleague of Unite since 2009 and together we are working to serve women with microloans, grants and business education programs and children through the provision of school fees. Frederick studied at Eden Seminary in St. Louis, MO, in 2009, and currently lives in Morogoro.

  Alfred Itaeli   Alfred was born in Tanzania. He attended the International School of Moshi for Secondary and for university he attended Saint. Leo University in Florida and received a BA in Business Marketing and Economics. Alfred went home to Tanzania after university and in 2009 he founded the Future Stars Academy, a non-profit organization giving life skills to vulnerable youth using football as the vehicle. Alfred lives and works in Arusha, Tanzania, with his wife and children.

Alfred Itaeli

Alfred was born in Tanzania. He attended the International School of Moshi for Secondary and for university he attended Saint. Leo University in Florida and received a BA in Business Marketing and Economics. Alfred went home to Tanzania after university and in 2009 he founded the Future Stars Academy, a non-profit organization giving life skills to vulnerable youth using football as the vehicle. Alfred lives and works in Arusha, Tanzania, with his wife and children.

  Liza Barley   Liza is a multi-genre violinist who began playing music when she was just 2 years old under the direction of her mother, a Suzuki music instructor. Liza attended the Pittsburgh High School for Creative and Performing Arts; earned her Bachelors in Violin Performance at Vanderbilt University; and her Masters of Music in Leadership from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, England. Liza lived and worked in Tanzania from 2005 to 2014 and during that time she founded and grew the Umoja Music School to provide a platform for empowerment through artistic collaboration and performance. While she currently resides in the U.S. working as an independent artist, Liza is continuing her work with Umoja Arts Project to develop new projects and initiatives. Liza has appeared as a performer and clinician throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as in Israel, Palestine, Argentina, Norway, Portugal, and Gambia, Tanzania and Kenya.

Liza Barley

Liza is a multi-genre violinist who began playing music when she was just 2 years old under the direction of her mother, a Suzuki music instructor. Liza attended the Pittsburgh High School for Creative and Performing Arts; earned her Bachelors in Violin Performance at Vanderbilt University; and her Masters of Music in Leadership from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, England. Liza lived and worked in Tanzania from 2005 to 2014 and during that time she founded and grew the Umoja Music School to provide a platform for empowerment through artistic collaboration and performance. While she currently resides in the U.S. working as an independent artist, Liza is continuing her work with Umoja Arts Project to develop new projects and initiatives. Liza has appeared as a performer and clinician throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as in Israel, Palestine, Argentina, Norway, Portugal, and Gambia, Tanzania and Kenya.