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Amanda has worked with domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking survivors for the last 10 years, holds a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology, and has traveled to 20+ countries. She has always had an interest in providing assistance to enhance human welfare and most recently discovered additional happiness in taking it to a global level

Board of Directors 

AMANDA FRANKEL, M.A.

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Amanda Frankel has worked with domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking survivors for the last 10 years, holds a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology, and has traveled to 20+ countries. She has always had an interest in providing assistance to enhance human welfare and most recently discovered additional happiness in taking it to a global level. 

Executive Director/President 

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    Vishal Patel is a Technologist, Investor, and Businessman holding a Director position at Virsec Systems, and Managing Director at Mash Capital and Mash Properties. Vishal lived in Zambia for 16 years before  moving to the USA. He has over 10 years of experience in providing support to communities in places such as Zambia, Kenya, and Uganda. 

    VISHAL PATEL

    Director

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      Gayel Sidaoui is a Principal Consultant at PA Consulting Group where he supports organizations to improve their business performance in terms of operations, profitability, management structure, and strategy. Gayel holds an MSC in Project Management, Finance and Risk and a BEng Mechanical Engineering. Gayel is also a member of BETA and The Strays where he volunteers and supports with animal rescue. 

      GAYEL SIDAOUI

      Director 

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        Iliza Novack is an established attorney located in South Florida. Iliza is extremely passionate about basic rights/needs for people around the world; especially when it comes to proper living conditions, clean water, and encouraging local employment. Iliza has an immense drive to help others and encourage people around the world to help spread Okodwela (happy).

        ILIZA NOVACK

        Director

          Partners and Supporters

          LINDA COMMUNITY SCHOOL

          Located in a particularly disadvantaged area of Livingstone, Zambia, Linda area is home to Linda Community School that caters to 470 of its most vulnerable children. They are selected by the community on the basis of their vulnerability including orphaned children and others who have no means of support. Many of the children live in homes that are not weatherproof and lack running water and electricity and each day walk for over an hour to reach the school, weather permitting. Other than the headteacher’s salary, the school receives no government funding and is dependant on donors for support. The Linda Community School is delighted to partner with Okodwela in helping with the enhancement of the local community and the lives of the students and families in whom they each serve.

          TRUE THABO

          True Thabo is an American-based non-profit organization that is devoted to fighting the Global Water Crisis. It was founded by two college students, Jaclyn and Marissa. True Thabo sells reusable, trendy water bottles to help provide various partner schools in Zambia with clean drinking water through the provision of water purification units. Partner schools are also provided with an educational unit that explains the importance of drinking water through math, science, reading and writing. True Thabo and Okodwela have partnered to provide a water purifier to each home built in the Okodwela Home Project. True Thabo is honored to help make a difference in the lives of families in whom Okodwela aims to support.

          INDEMA

          Indema is a US based project and business management platform for interior designers that allows designers to maximize their profits by becoming more organized and managing their workflow better. As interior designers focus on designing homes so they work for their clients needs and wants, Indema felt it was part of their mission to partner with Okodwela to support growing their community. Indema supports Okodwela from donating a portion of their individual designer account fees on a monthly basis. 

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          Coastal Land & Development LLC was founded in 2019 by Charles Flynn &

          Drew Flynn, a father and son team that have provided hundreds of lots to

          builders along the North & South Carolina Coast. After Charles Flynn built his construction company in 1974, and successfully built over 1500 homes, his son

          Drew has since created Coastal Land & Development, which focuses on

          providing buildable lots to national and local builders in the Carolina's. The

          Flynn's have found alliance in Okodwela's mission to support secure housing

          and are honored to support them in continuing to build more homes. 

          COASTAL LAND & DEVELOPMENT

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          MATMEJA TRANSFERS AND TOURS

          Founded in 2011 , Matmeja Transfers and Tours has been offering unique and customer defined transfers and tours in the Southern Quarter of Africa. They are proud to partner with Okodwela in providing transportation to and from the villages in which homes will be built for the Okodwela Home Project. Matmeja Transfers and Tours aims to give value to all of their services and is happy to partner with Okodwela to carry out its mission.

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          Push The Button, LLC. is a full-service content creation company utilizing video and photography production to tell unique and inspiring stories. Utilizing his 9 years of experience in the tech industry, Ime Umoh of Push The Button, LLC uses a unique combination of technology and creative-visuals to capture authentic moments and emotions in nature's most beautiful environments; moments that touch, move and inspire consumers to travel. Push The Button is excited for the opportunity to capture Okodwela carry out it's mission and share it with the world. 

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          MATMEJA TRANSFERS AND TOURS

          Founded in 2011 , Matmeja Transfers and Tours has been offering unique and customer defined transfers and tours in the Southern Quarter of Africa. They are proud to partner with Okodwela in providing transportation to and from the villages in which homes will be built for the Okodwela Home Project in Livingstone, Zambia. Matmeja Transfers and Tours aims to give value to all of their services and is happy to partner with Okodwela to carry out its mission.

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          Push The Button, LLC. is a full-service content creation company utilizing video and photography production to tell unique and inspiring stories. Utilizing his 9 years of experience in the tech industry, Ime Umoh of Push The Button, LLC uses a unique combination of technology and creative-visuals to capture authentic moments and emotions in nature's most beautiful environments; moments that touch, move and inspire consumers to travel. Push The Button is excited for the opportunity to capture Okodwela carry out it's mission and share it with the world. 

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          In-Situ Executive Linguistic Coaching Service is a language school and translation agency active in Europe, specializing in the teaching of adults and specialist translations. In-Situ LTD offers all training courses online via their own training platform.  Set up by Bryony Howard in 2010, following 13 years of independent teaching and translating, In-Situ places great focus on charity works and sustainability. Bryony and her partner volunteered in Zambia in February 2019 where they got to know and love the local community. They are looking forward to supporting Okodwela’s mission to educate adults in Zambia by creating materials, offering support to teachers and providing assistance to everyone involved.