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Aboubakar Amadou.is a Supervisor for Children and Family Services Program based at Sauti Yetu's Bronx Office.
Mr. Amadou holds an M.A. in Sociology with a focus on Community Development and an A.S in Anthropology from the University of Kara in Togo.
Prior to settling in NYC, Mr. Amadou was a campaign organizer, counselor and project coordinator for African Youth Action and Youth Development Program in Togo, West Africa.
He is the author of “Analysis of the community development projects failure causes: case of familial and school latrines building project in Birini (Tchaoudjo-Togo)” and “Nonprofit Organizations’ Contribution of communities-based development: case of Nonprofit Plan Togo in Tchaoudjo and Tchamba(Togo)”.
Mr. Amadou speaks English, French, Hausa, Ewe, Mina, Tem (Kotokoli) and Kabye.
Katrina Schermerhorn, MA.,Program Supervisor & Site DirectorChildren and Family Services, Staten Island
Ms. Eyega provides oversight, management, and leadership in developing the strategic focus of Sauti Yetu’s programs and operations. This includes direct services, public policy and advocacy, community engagement and fundraising.
She has over sixteen years experience working on issues affecting African immigrant women and girls in the United States and in Africa. Ms. Eyega has developed training and educational materials as well as facilitated numerous cross-cultural competency workshops for health care providers throughout the United States.
Her commitment to the advancement of African women and girls was recognized in 2004 by the Open Society Institute, which awarded her the Soros Community Fellowship Award and she was recognized by NYC Mayor Bloomberg during the immigrant week, a celebration of the contributions of immigrants to the City of New York.
Ms. Eyega’s current areas of work include but are not limited to issues of gender, race and ethnicity in Africa, in particular the Afro-Arab border lands.