The Team

Sarah Lindeire
Co-Founder and Executive Director

She received an award from Women Deliver as the 86th most influential woman in the world in 2011 at the age of 21. Sarah is a patriotic visionary who believes that the booming youth population in Malawi is an opportunity to mobilize all youth to adopt an ‘All hands on deck” attitude and way of functioning towards steering Malawi and individual young people towards thriving socio economically.

Aubrey Lindeire
Co-Founder /Director of Programs & Operations

He did his tertiary education at Mzuzu University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Education) Degree. He has previously worked for the British Council Malawi, the African Bible College and consulted for several UN agencies locally.

Aubrey believes that the backbone of every economy rests on young people because they have the energy and eagerness to acquire skills which are in turn usable and transferable across a long period of time. The need to invest in the socio-economic empowerment of youth cannot be overemphasized. They are today’s leaders.

Tawonga Msowoya

Programs Manager

Tawonga Msowoya is a feminist and women’s rights advocate who holds a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences from the University of Malawi. She is passionate about women’s rights and youth empowerment and has dedicated her personal and professional life to creating platforms that empower and celebrate women and youth in Malawi and across Africa.

Tawonga is a 2022 Mandela Washington Fellow and an alumnus of several national and international leadership including; Art and Global Health Centre Africa’s students with dreams program; The young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Southern African Leadership Centre and the Ashoka and Robert Bosch Stiftung Changemaker’s Xchange Program.

Hareemah Chitonya

Programs Officer

Hareemah is a graduate from the University of Malawi Chancellor College. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Humanities Degree. She is very passionate about working with people: women and youth especially in the rural and peri-urban communities.

She believes in the saying that goes: we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Sifiwe Bamusi

Monitoring Evaluation and Learning, Programs Associate

Sifiwe is a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Education obtained at Malawi Adventist University.

She believes in acquisition of knowledge, skills and support towards youth, women and children as it is the key towards long term empowerment.

Peter Chimuka

Finance and Administration Officer

Peter received his Advanced Diploma in Administration at PACT College.

As a youth he believes in a world without war and hunger, a world of possibilities that gives young people skills, resources and a space to show what we can do-this is the best option to save the world.

Francis Sodzapanja

Procurement and Programs Support Officer

He is a holder of a Bachelor of Arts in Procurement and Supply Chain Management Degree from Pentecostal Life University and a Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Diploma from Institute of Procurement and Accountancy Management (IPAM).

Francis believes that the youth are not only the vital source of state but also a change bridge because they are the evolver of social, economic, political and cultural transformation and the driving force for change.

Yewo Mzembe

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer

Yewo Mzembe is an aspiring young individual who believes in positive change. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work which she obtained from DMI-St. John the Baptist University. Yewo is very passionate about community development. She believes that every individual in society is entitled to development. She also believes that the youth in Malawi are capable of becoming all that they hope to become and this can be done only if they put their mind to it.

Susan Mendulo

Programs Officer

Susan graduated from the Malawi Assemblies of God University in Lilongwe, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Humanities.

She has worked in various humanitarian projects in several districts in Malawi. She considers that the best way to fight poverty and hunger is through training and empowering people on how best they can acquire and manage resources gained through the different vocational trainings.

Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives –Michelle Obama

Martin Mbewe

Communications Officer

Martin serves as the Communications Officer for Tingathe. He holds a Diploma in Journalism from Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ). Previously, he worked for the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) as a current affairs reporter, Beit Cure International Hospital as Communications Intern, One Step Foundation as a Communications Volunteer and as Agricultural Communications Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture.

Martin believes in sustainable transformation and posits that meaningful development occurs when there is complete mind-set change. He is passionate about social work and strongly believes that women and the youth have potential to attain economic independence to improve their lives and communities. All they need is support.

Dan Mpinganjira

Office Clerk

Dan graduated from the Tingathe Training Programme (TTP) Class of 2019, under Hospitality and Service Management. He joined Tingathe Team in 2020.

Dan encourages all youth that it’s time to be active and productive and not be idle.