JOYE is a non-profit organization that runs 100% on volunteers. To ensure that our costs are kept low and that the maximum amount of donations are given to the children, we do not pay salaries and rely on the kindness of our benefactors.
There is always work to do! Volunteers can help us in areas running our business, marketing, technical support and of course, soliciting donations.
Easy. Fill out the form below. We will contact you with the opportunity to help out with Joye.
100% of the money collected goes straight to the children. Any overhead or administration has been donated. Depending on the need, funds may be used for new schools, clothes, sports equipment, school supplies, food production and clean water sourcing.
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Maimouna Thiam is a graduate of St. Louis University with a degree Sociology. She also holds a degree in Public Management from Montreal University Canada.With her Social science background, she has worked with several non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Senegal mainly targeting women and youngsters in the informal economic sector. She participated in program development, researches and implementation of structural facilities. As a JOYE volunteer, she helps with Research and Development. She also helps with JOYE’s projects in Education and Health.
Nafy Ba-Flatley is a marketing professional with eight years experience in marketing startup companies in the Silicon Valley. She has a strong background in managing and coordinating marketing events, generating leads and organizing trade shows. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with emphasis in International Business and Marketing/Advertising from the University of San Francisco, CA. Her combined interest in helping the needy and women’s health inspires her direction in aiding improvement in education and healthcare in developing countries. Nafy is a wife and mother of three and lives in San Francisco where she is active in helping her community thrive through volunteerism.
Meghan Anderson works for the Jewish Community Association of Austin, Texas, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a master’s degree of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She has 8 years of experience working with a variety of nonprofit and government agencies in Tennessee and Texas providing strategic planning, grant writing, and programmatic services. Ms. Anderson served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa where she worked at the National Agricultural Research Institute building a collaborative relationship between Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Cornell University in the United States.
Fatima Saidy Bah is a graduate of Kennesaw Mt High School where she was an active member in Model UN, Vice president of the French club and Co-captain of the Kennesaw Mountain Girls Rubgy team and a character education leader. She now attends Georgia Southern University, majoring in International Studies and minoring in both Arabic and French.
Ebrima Bangura believes that “The best of mankind are those that take care of others”. With his 14-year experience as a healthcare worker, Ebrima believes he is just in the right environment to do just that. Ebrima graduated from the University of Washington, Bothell, in 2008 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN), and works as a Unit Manager for a Rehab and long-term care facility since. Prior to that, Ebrima had worked as a nurse assistant, licensed practical nurse (LPN), and as a Registered Nurse (RN), and still holds an RN license. Ebrima has an extensive healthcare experience, and has served people from various backgrounds and ethnicities. Ebrima currently resides in Seattle, WA. With JOYE, Ebrima plans to utilize both his experiences as a manager and a healthcare professional, to further JOYE’s aim of providing access to healthcare to underprivileged children.
Marie Njai-Daniels is Gambian born and is a Pastor and one of the founders of a church & charity based in WI. Raised in a home where her mother an educator would house girls from the villages to give them access to secondary education, the passion to empower and extend educational opportunities to underprivileged youth was born. An activist for social justice and abuse victims, she also mentors young women and helps them navigate through the challenges of abuse and life to become proud and productive members of their communities. She is in the process of completing a Bachelors degree in Biblical Studies at Grace Theological Seminary, Milwaukee, WI.