AkiDwA announces the Appointment of a New Manager.
AkiDwA has announced the appointment of Claudia Hoareau as the new manager of the organisation after the stepping down of its CEO and founder, Ms.Salome Mbugua.
“We are deeply grateful to Ms Mbugua for her immense contribution to the work of AkiDwA and her deep commitment, care, support and for promoting equality in Ireland,” said Amel Yacef, Chairperson AkiDwA. “To continue building upon the success of AkiDwA in serving and advocating for migrant women, we are very happy to welcome Claudia, as our new Manager, someone who has the skills, talent, and enthusiasm to lead AkiDwA in meeting the challenges of the future”. Ms Mbugua will remain committed to the life of the Organisation as its Honorary President.
This transition comes at the right time when the organisation has been working in the last year towards a sustainable and prosperous future. Working with young women and second generation migrants, gender discrimination and gender based violence will be key areas of focus in the next coming year, while the sustainability of the organisation remains paramount.
Claudia Hoareau moved to Ireland at the age of 14 and has completed her third level education in Ireland. Over the last number of years, she has been actively involved in various social change initiatives such as United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, “Ambassadors for Change” and President Michael D. Higgin’s Initiative “Being Young and Irish”, where she was appointed as the national spokesperson on behalf of the whole initiative. Before joining Akidwa Claudia worked across the not-for-profit sector in project management, recruitment, fundraising, advocacy, training and development education.
“I am excited to join AkiDwA and to see the organisation grow and develop under my leadership” said Ms Hoareau.