Jimmy Wilford is the Executive Director of SAYWHAT. He has been providing leadership to the institution since its inception in 2003. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human and Social Sciences with a major in Development Studies (UNISA), a Master in Public Policy and Governance (Africa University) and a Master of Science in Global Health (Maastricht University-Netherlands). He has gone through various in-house leadership training meant to sharpen his leadership responsibilities. He is also a leadership coach.
Vimbai Yvonne Mlambo is the SAYWHAT Programs Manager. She joined SAYWHAT as a student and was the first elected National Coordinating Committee Chairperson. She was the first Gender Officer of SAYWHAT. She holds a Diploma in Education, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Gender Studies and a Master in Development Studies. Over the years she has accumulated vast experience as a programmer and then as Programs Manager. She has been the Acting SAYWHAT Executive Director from September 2016 to August 2017. She is also a Young African Leadership Academy 2017 fellow.
Dorcas Zamuchiya SAYWHAT Senior Program Officer and responsible for the Gender Department. In the absence of the Programs Manager, she acts in that capacity. She joined SAYWHAT when she was a student, first as an under-graduate trainee and later returned as a Gender Officer. She holds Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Development studies. She has passion in young women's rights programming in the areas of gender and SRH. Under the Gender department she has coordinated various projects with the team she works with. She is currently under-going the African Women Development Fund (Executive) Leadership mentorship.
Zerdias Mudarikiri is SAYWHAT Finance Officer. He first joined the institution as an under-graduate intern and later rejoined as an Assistant Finance Officer. He later assumed the Finance Officer Position. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Banking and Finance from Great Zimbabwe University. Currently he is studying towards a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with University of Zimbabwe. Over the years, he has undergone various in-house trainings on grants management.
Sendisa is a senior programs Officer at SAYWHAT, responsible for the SRHR Department. Sendisa has dynamic and diverse competencies in HIV communication and counselling and health systems. He has been exposed to a broad range of skills that include Rights based Management, project in changing environments (prince 2) and leadership development courses. He has been the Acting Programs Manager for SAYWHAT for the period September 2016 to August 2017. He is one of the longest serving member of the secretariat and an oasis of institutional memory. Since inception, he has been an influence to critical programming through his creative writing and thinking skills.
Memory Marimira is the current Administrator of SAYWHAT. She holds an Honour’s Degree in Office Management. Over the years she has gone through in-house trainings on office administration. She also works as the PA to the Executive Directors Office. As such she continues to accumulate skills and knowledge in programme and organisational administration.
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Monitoring and Evaluation
Delight is the current M and E Officer. He joined SAYWHAT secretariate after serving the institution as the Vice Chairperson of the National Coordinating Committee. He holds an Honours Degree in Development Studies. Since he joined SAYWHAT, he has been exposed to various in-house trainings and participated in national, regional and international forums. He is currently enrolled with Lund University as part of the International Training Program on SRHR. He is leading the implementation of the new M and E system within the institution.
Bulawayo Provincial Coordinator
Langalethu is the Provincial Coordinator responsible for Bulawayo, Midlands and Matebeleland Provinces. She operates from two offices, one at Midlands State University and another at Hillside Teachers College. Langa joined SAYWHAT as a student and was once a committee member of the National Coordinating Committee. Langa holds a Diploma in Agriculture and Bachelor of Science Degree in Development Studies from Midlands State University. Over the years she has been driving the coordination of students within Midlands, Bulawayo and Matebeleland Provinces. She has gone through in-house capacity building processes which has sharpened her programming skills
Nontsikelelo Mazinki is SAYWHAT Assistant Administrator responsible for Human Resource Management. She holds a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Human Resource Management. She is an emerging HR Practitioner and has been accumulating experience since she joined SAYWHAT. She continues to under-go various in-house training in administration within the institution. She is the one responsible with the SAYWHAT recruitments and training of as well as HR management issues.
Manicaland Provincial Coordinator
Leo Munyonho is a SAYWHAT provincial coordinator for Manicaland and Masvingo provinces. His offices are at Mutare Teachers College, in Mutare and Great Zimbabwe University in Masvingo. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel and Tourism Degree from Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT), Leo defied all odds and decided to do development focusing on SRHR issues. He joined SAYWHAT as a student while at CUT and later as an Intern. Over the years, Leo has gone through various capacity development in implementing various projects in Manicaland. He is a Master trainer in various community development models. He led the establishment and sustainability of the Manicaland Provincial Office. Leo has been successfully led the mobilization of young people from the apostolic sects in Marange and other communities to access SRHR services.
Executive Assistant to the Convener
Spiwe Dongo is the Executive Assistant to the Convener of the Southern African Regional Students and Youth Conference (SARSYC). She is responsible with the coordination of the SAYWHAT regional platform – she is the lead person is connecting the tertiary students in the region. She holds a Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Rural and Urban Planning and a Master’s Degree in Social Ecology with the University of Zimbabwe. She is currently studying for a post Graduate Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights with Lund University. She also sits on the African Union Youth Advisory Board, representing SAYWHAT.
George Semwayo is SAYWHAT in-house graphic designer. He is responsible for the Website and IEC materials in-house deisgning. He recently joined and he is the first to assume such a responsibility. He holds a National Diploma in design for print. Since joining SAYWHAT, he has been responsible with the Website-outlook and the IEC materials deisgn. He is currently going through in-house skills development in story-telling using videos. He is also responsible with in-house video editing and publishing.
Information & Advocacy Graduate Intern
Rachael Mukonda recently joined SAYWHAT as the Graduate Information and Advocacy Intern. She recently graduated from National University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree Honours in Journalism and Media Studies. Since she joined, she has been driving the Information and Advocacy department of SAYWHAT. She is responsible for the content management of the Social Media, website and external communications.
Trycourse Karigambi is a part of the Administration Team responsible for all the logistics. He is also responsible for transporting programs officers and stakeholders to and from various programing stations. He has been with the institution for more than 7 years. Over the years he has gained vast experience that has been valuable in program planning and implementation. He is also responsible with the management of the transport fleet.
Nkosilomusa Ngwenya is currently a graduate intern based in Bulawayo Province operating from Hillside Teachers College. He initially joined SAYWHAT as an under-graduate intern and returned as a graduate intern to continue to build his capacity and skills. He holds Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Development Studies with Lupane State University. He has broad and vast experiences in working with partners in the SRH and HIV field covering the province of Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. Successfully supported projects in the province such as the Big Sister Young Sister project (DREAMS) One Campus project and REAPS project. Since he joined the institution as a under-graduate and post graduate, he has been driving the implementation of various project beyond Bulawayo District.
Maduku Grace Nyasha
Grace Nyasha Maduku is a Graduate-Intern responsible for Midlands office at Midlands State University. Grace has been part of SAYWHAT as a student at MSU. She joined secretariat recently as a graduate-intern to assist with the implementation of the DREAMS project in Gweru District. She holds a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Development Studies. Since she joined SAYWHAT, has been the Midlands office contact person in the Resource Center.
Rumbidzai Mabuto is currently a graduate intern under the Gender Department responsible for the implementation of the DREAMS Project. She recently joined SAYWHAT. She holds a Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Development Studies. She has demonstrated great capacity in programming and report writing. She continues to go through in-house trainings to aid her work.
Glorious Mazendame recently joined SAYWHAT as a graduate intern under the Manicaland Office at Mutare Teachers College. Since she joined SAYWHAT, she has been assisting the institution in the implementation of the DREAMS Project in Mutare District. She is also responsible with the structure management working closely with other partners like National AIDS Council. She initially joined SAYWHAT as a volunteer during her college days. She holds a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Development Studies from Midlands State University.
Lucetta Chifamba is an evolving highly dynamic and determined young leader and an advocate on Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV and AIDS, Gender Equality and Education with a special interest in youth health and young women and girl’s empowerment.
Simbilisio is a young energetic man who holds a Honors in Bachelor of Social Science degree in Sociology at Great Zimbabwe University. Simbilisio was a Peer educator at GZU and informed peers through drama and poetry. He participated in the ASRH program in Masvingo Zaka district under Integrated Support Program. Advocated for Behavior Change program with Regai Dzive Shiri.
Tsitsi recently joined the Gender Department of SAYWHAT as a Graduate-Intern. She holds a Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Social Work from Bindura University of Science Education. She is passionate about young women achieving and enjoying their full sexual and reproductive health rights. She was part of the SAYWHAT peer educators’ network at Bindura University and also the spokesperson of the Local Coordinating committee. She is one of the Web-for-Life SRHR Defenders Fellowship Alumni. She is also a trained CONDOMIZE Project Peer educator. She is currently the Zimbabwe Coordinator of International Youth Alliance for Youth Family Planning (IYAFP) for 2018. Under the Gender Department, she will be driving the active participation of young women under the Web-For-Life Movement.
Lovemore Munashe Chakwanda, studied Honours Degree in Development Studies. A Champion in SRHR/HIV&AIDS training and workshop facilitation, outdoor activities such as campaigns, talk-shows, dialogues, radio talk-shows and team building activities. An innovative individual in resource mobilisation and research and excellent report writing skills.
Grace Mashingaidze is an Under-Graduate intern under the Information and Advocacy department. She is a student with National University od Science and Technology where she is studying towards a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She joined SAYWHAT as part of her on-job training as per the requirements of her studies. She has however continued to offer her servuces to the institution while going to school. She is responsible with website content development and SAYWHAT Newsletter.
Makura Cleopatra Sheila
Cleopatra is an under-graduate intern from the University of Zimbabwe. She is studying towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She is currently the National Coordinating Committee (NCC) Chairperson. She recently joined the secretariat in fulfillment of the requirements of her studies. She is very passionate with young people in particular young women inclusion in development discussions. Since she joined, she has been assisting with the implementation of Youth and Leadership Projects at the University of Zimbabwe with the support from UNFPA.
Finance Under-graduate Intern
Melisa Yeukai Chikukwa is the Finance Under-graduate Intern currently studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting Honours Degree with Midlands State University. She joined SAYWHAT in September 2017 as part of on-job required of her study. She is demonstrating a lot of capacity as a student.
Under Graduate Intern
PraiseGod Masunga is a positive self-starter and a young man who thrives in team settings and has the ability to effectively communicate. As a pace setter he is passionate about emancipating fellow youths on SRH issues in the quest to achieve an AIDS free generation.