Emma Nierman

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Emma Nierman, Board Member, Director of Education Programs for the East African Center for the Empowerment of Women and Children.

"A graduate of the University of Washington’s programs in Political Science and Human Rights, Emma has worked with the Eritrean Education Project, Stroum Jewish Community Center, Save Darfur campaign, and The Kenyan Future Leaders Fund. She has experience in grant writing, community fundraising, as well as Monitoring and Evaluation implementation.

"Emma began her work with the EAC in 2007 as an intern in Kenya, where she lived for seven months. While in Takaungu she focused on facilitating the sewing club’s transition into their own independent cooperative, improving the EAC's framework of monitoring and evaluation, and running youth technology programming. Following her return to the United States, she joined the Seattle office. Emma has an interest in expanding the EAC's education initiatives to include tertiary scholarships, computer training for students, and continuing education for teaching staff. In her free time Emma enjoys participating in her Swahili language class and planning her next visit to Takaungu!" [1]

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  1. Directors, East African Center for the Empowerment of Women and Children, accessed May 18, 2009.