Carefrontiong organogram has a seven (7) member Board headed by a chair. The board serves in advisory position with particular regards to policy matters. An executives committee made up of operational office staff in charge of the day-to-day administration includes the Coordinator, Secretary and project officers. Other executive members volunteer their time and experience but we have three paid staff and an NYSC member.
Maji is an Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Lead Facilitator and also facilitates Trauma Consciousness and Resilience and very experienced in Compassionate Connection. He has facilitated well over 250 AVP, Trauma and other peace promotion related workshops not just in Nigeria but Internationally (US, Guatemala, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa and UK).
Grazyna was born in the UK of Polish-Italian parents, studied at Manchester University (B.Sc.) and the Institute of Education, London (M.A (Educ.) and have always been interested in international work and relations. I have been working in international development for over 25 years, particularly in training people who work with children to involve them in community development, in many areas of the world. Simultaneously, I have been an AVP facilitator for over 20 years, facilitating workshops in UK, Uganda, Jordan, Nigeria, Liberia, Haiti and Togo, and will soon be helping establish AVP in France. I belong to the AVP International Education Committee and the Translations Oversight Group, which is trying to make AVP manuals available in as many languages as would be useful. I have worked with Carefronting and the Damietta Peace Initiative for two short periods of a month each and seen how important their work of community building in Nigeria is
Safiya Sule Shehu.
Safiya Sule Shehu. Born in Minna. Niger State, had my Primary education in Zungeru, Secondary education in Minna also in Niger State after which I got a job with the defunct Radio Nigeria Minna as a Junior announcer with the programmes division in 1983. In 1985, joined the Niger State Media Corporation as a result of the scraping of Radio Nigeria. Obtained a Bachelors degree of Arts in English from Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto in 1993. Upon graduation, I switched to the News division to pursue a career in Journalism. I have been actively involved in unionism. While in the Programmes department, I was PRO of RATTAWU and with NUJ, vice chairman, Radio Niger chapter. I was state chairperson, NAWOJ and National Treasurer also of NAWOJ before my appointment as the chief press secretary to the wife of the Niger State governor till 2015. I am married with 5 children, a girl and four boys.
Mary Kathryn Amel
1985-1988 Studied and received Conflict Resolution Certificate from PROJECT C.R.E.A.T.E. In St Paul Minnesota, an offshoot of Educators for Social Responsibility. 1989- Studied and received Certificate for Mediator in Divorce and Child Custody work through the Lawyers for Mediation Assn. 1989-1995 Co-facilitator of the Parent/Teacher Organization for EXPO Elementary School. Assisted in creating a Conflict Resolution for students. 1994-1999 Work as a Team member in PROJECT C.R.E.A.T.E for working Teachers and Faculty Members in building communities for Educators in the St. Paul Minnesota Schools. 1999-2006 Developed Workshops for Teachers to use with students in creating their own Conflict Resolution in school. 2008-2016 Facilitator for Alternatives to Violence in the Minnesota in several of the State prisons. 2010- Trained in Alternatives to Violence in Trauma Healing Workshops in Guatemala. 2011-2015 Co-facilitated Trauma workshops in California, Minnesota and New Mexico. 2012- Invited to Nigeria through “CARE-FRONTING” for community workshops through Alternatives to Violence. 2014- Invited to Nepal for facilitating community workshops in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Co-Facilitated with 64 other AVP facilitators for a Charter School in Philadelphia, PA. Student population from 9th-12th Grade. 2015- Continue facilitating AVP in Minnesota prisons.
Amina Mohammed Zannah
Amina Mohammed Zannah. was born in Maiduguri, studied Islamic Studies at the University of Maiduguri. Amina has a strong disposition towards media and that is where her experience and strength lies. She worked with Radio for peace building in 2015 and later joined Dandal Kura Radio International working on programs focusing on conflict prevention and peace building to promote integration in resilient communities. She trained in Alternatives to violence, Preventing and Transforming Violent Extremism, Strategic Communication, and Trauma Consciousness and Resilience and was in the team that worked on the Carefronting partnership project in Kenya.