The Team

get to know us a little better


Peter

Peter

Director, Founder

Peter was born and raised on Mfangano Island, where he also went to primary school. He proceeded his higher education at a High School and afterwards at University on the mainland, graduating in applied science, as well as religious studies.

For a living he worked as a teacher and also as a bible translator for the Suba Community for more then 19 years. He is married to Jane, the co-founder of the Mfangano Island Orphan & Vulnerable Support Center.

Jane

Jane

Director, Co-Founder

The proud mother of 10 children is married to Peter. Together, they founded Mfangano Orphan and Vulnerable Support Center. Before that, she trained as a youth and women minister at the University, worked at Youth International Ministries as an organizer and had a good track record.

Dion

Dion

Engineer

The Australian from New South Wales came to Mfangano Island for the first time whilst travelling around the world. In 2011 he graduated from RMIT University in Melbourne and started working afterwards at Bonacci Group as a structural engineer.

Ulla

Ulla

Fundraising, Public Relation

She is a professional violinist from Austria, who likes to travel the world, get to know different cultures and learn new languages. As a consequence, everyone would describe her as an open-minded, outgoing and uncomplicated person.

Another big part in her life is sport. As a former track and field athlete she is very dedicated to running, especially the middle-distance and hurdles. Nowadays she finds her balance doing crossfit.

Stefan

Stefan

Administration

Stefan is a down-to-earth guy from Austria, nicknamed “the man of few words”. He is supporting the Mfangano Island Orphan and Vulnerable Support Center since his first visit as a volunteer. Due to his background in mathematics and computer sciences, Stefan administrates the website and tries to keep the friends and supporters of the Center updated about the life and happenings on Mfangano Island.