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Summer Staff 

Aubaine Niyonkuru

📢 Exciting Announcement! 🎉 Introducing Aubaine Niyonkuru, our new Marketing Director at BWIE for the summer youth program! 🌞 With a passion for marketing and a drive for outstanding results, Aubaine is ready to contribute to the growth and success of BWIE. Let's learn more about Aubaine's qualifications and achievements:


🔹 Honest, reliable, and bilingual (fluent in French and English)

🔹 Excellent communication and organizational skills

🔹 Attention to detail and ability to work well in groups



🔸 Full-time Receptionist at ISANS, Halifax NS (2021) - Welcomed visitors, managed front desk operations, and provided excellent client service.

🔸 Face Mask Assembler and Packager at B'spoke Apparel, Halifax NS (2020) - Contributed to producing high-quality face masks and even modeled for in-store promotional pictures!



🔸 Co-Founder/Member of the Black Student Association at École secondaire du Sommet (2022-2023)

🔸 Student Association Secretary at Sandy Lake Academy (2018-2019)

🔸 Student Leadership Committee Pastor at Sandy Lake Academy (2016-2017)


Volunteer Work:

🔸 Assistant on the Halifax SDA Church Audio/Visual Team (2021 - Present) - Assisted with live streaming and organized schedules for a seamless experience.

🔸 Volunteer at Halifax VegFest 2019 - Provided support in food distribution to festival attendees.


Education & Achievements:

🔸 Currently attending École secondaire du Sommet since September 2019

🔸 Completed St. John's Ambulance Babysitting Course (2018)

🔸 Maintained an above 80% average throughout academic journey



🔸 Competitive Track & Field with Halifast Athletics (October 2021 - July 2022)

🔸 Played Viola from 2016 to 2021

🔸 Enthusiast of recreational gymnastics at Halifax Alta Gymnastics Club (2013 - 2020)


Aubaine is thrilled to join BWIE as the Marketing Director, utilizing a strong foundation in marketing principles and a collaborative spirit to achieve remarkable results. The team is eager to leverage Aubaine's skills, enthusiasm, and dedication to drive BWIE's marketing initiatives and support the organization's growth. Let's give a warm welcome to Aubaine and prepare for an exciting summer ahead! 🌟💼✨

Aicha Wade

📣 Exciting Announcement! 🎉 Introducing Aicha Wade, our new Community Economic Development Officer at BWIE for the summer program! 🌞 Aicha is a dynamic and dedicated professional with a passion for community development and social impact. Let's learn more about her qualifications and achievements:

🌱 Founder of PossibiliTeas, a Youth-Led Enterprise
- Aicha founded PossibiliTeas, a socially responsible business that empowers female farmers in Senegal through fair trade practices and sources local ingredients from community gardens.
- Successfully managed production and sales of over 8,000 tins of tea, generating significant revenue for community impact initiatives, including the development of 50 new community food gardens.
- Led weekly team meetings to strategize and implement new ideas, flavors, and impact initiatives while maintaining consumer demand and satisfaction.

🌟 Youth Program Coordinator at Hope Blooms
- Managed program operations, coordinating activity schedules and maintaining clear communication with parents, ensuring a successful and well-run program.
- Led hands-on learning activities in art, culinary programming, and youth agriculture education, fostering an understanding of sustainable farming practices and the importance of knowing where food comes from.
- Designed and executed interactive youth development programs that provided hands-on experience in entrepreneurship and community-building.

🎓 Education:
- Bachelor of Arts in Global Public Health & Anthropology from New York University.
- Active member of NYU BIPOC Legal Society, NYU African Student Union, NYU Women of Excellence, Strength & Tenacity, and NYU Academic Achievement Program.

Aicha's proven experience as a founder and leader of PossibiliTeas, along with her expertise in program coordination and youth development, make her an invaluable asset to our team. We are thrilled to have her on board as our Community Economic Development Officer, driving positive change and creating opportunities for young people in our community.

Let's give a warm welcome to Aicha, and stay tuned for the incredible impact she will make at BWIE this summer! 🌟💼✨

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