Meet Mandy! Mandy is 26 years old and was born and raised in Texas. In summer 2011, Mandy came to Tanzania on a 5 week volunteer trip where she met taught at a nursery school and volunteered with the Tuleeni Orphans. Mandy founded Neema International in 2012 and then moved to Tanzania shortly after graduating from the University of Texas in May 2013.
Mandy has lived on ground full time for the past four and a half years serving as the organization’s Executive Director and overseeing all Neema International projects. She has a 4 year old son named Baraka who she has raised since October 2014 and she legally adopted him earlier this year.
Mandy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and plans to return to the United States in Fall 2018 to complete her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Child Development.