In May, 2016,Â Verity Norman-Tichawangana joined Jitegemee as our new Executive Director. Verity isÂ taking over fundraising and program management responsibilities from Jitegemee Founder, Farah Stockman. The Jitegemee board is delighted to welcome Verity to the team.
Verity has a strong background in international development education, working with vulnerable youth.Â SheÂ most recently worked at World Education, Inc’s Bantwana program in Zimbabwe – a national program that provides education and health services to orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV. Verity grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, and has worked extensively in both Boston, USA and Harare, Zimbabwe. Verity and her family will be splitting their time between Machakos, Kenya and Boston, USA.
Although Jitegemee founder, Farah Stockman, has her hands full, she will remain actively involved with Jitegemee. After sixteen years at the Boston Globe, Farah recently moved on to a new position as a reporter at the New York Times. A few weeks after starting her new position, she won her first Pulitzer Prize in journalism for her Boston Globe series on busing and education in Boston in the 1970s. A few weeks after that,Â she and her husband announced the birth of their first child, baby Ella. We congratulate Farah on her recent successes, and are grateful for her ongoing support for Jitegemee.