Busisiwe Marandure ~ Executive Director

Busisiwe Marandure started out as a volunteer for the organization and now serves as the Executive Director for the BOOST Fellowship Trust and the Country Leader for Enactus Zimbabwe.She also sits on the Zimbabwe Tourism Association Board (ZTA).She is passionate about youth development in Zimbabwe after having spent most of her early adult years in the United States of America where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison New Jersey and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. Her career spans over 17 years of progressive management experience in the USA where she worked for Allstate Insurance, Erie Insurance, Selective Insurance and most recently State Auto Insurance. This is what she had to say when asked why she comes to work every day:

“What I love most about my job is meeting our alumni and fellows who have been through our program and can speak to the fact that the program impacted and transformed their lives and played a pivotal role in their success. There is nothing more rewarding than investing in young people as the dividends are far reaching and will live on for generations to come”

Busi is married to Darlick Marandure and they have 3 sons which has ignited her passion in young people and she tells her sons every day that “you are your brother’s keeper!”


 


Darlington Tongofa ~ Programs Manager

Darlington is the Program Coordinator, and he joined BOOST as an intern in 2016. Darlington earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Development Studies from Midlands State University. A result oriented individual with great ability in dealing with people, organisations and stakeholders. A dependable professional with three years of experience in the civil society space at both secretariat and consultancy levels and a perfectionist who devours for the best out of any situation. Professionally and technically competent in Capacity Strengthening, Monitoring and Evaluation, Research, Conference Facilitation and Training, Report writing, Proposal writing and fundraising and any other development which takes the public on board.


Tinashe Mushonga ~ Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Tinashe joined BOOST in October 2013 as an attache and is now the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator.  He holds a Bachelor of Social Science in Social Work from Women’s University in Africa. Tinashe leads the BOOST Young Learner’s program, entrepreneurship, internship and mentoring program. Highly conscientious and seasoned community development worker with an excellent community service record and a strong work ethic. Adept in utilizing social networks to identify new opportunities for community development efforts. Able to explain and promote a wide variety of community programs and activities to audiences of all ages and ethnic backgrounds whilst offering a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.


Rangarirai Chakamanga ~ Programs Coordinator

Rangarirai Chakamanga is an alumni of the BOOST Fellowship Program having started out as a fellow during his University days and joined the organisation in May 2017.He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Peace and Governance from Bindura University of Science Education. Rangarirai is our youth empowerment specialist . His passion mainly lies in empowering young people through green initiatives that are environmentally sustainable and usher economic development in the process. He coordinates the BOOST Green Jobs program that is supported by UNICEF Zimbabwe and the Delta -BOOST Social Responsibility program which focuses on profitable waste management models in the country.


Valentine Gwerevende ~ Web Designer and Digital Media Analyst

Valentine Gwerevende is a young, competent IT specialist and is the Web Designer and Digital Media Analyst. She holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems from Africa University. She’s an experienced assistant systems administrator, technical support and user oriented web designer. Valentine is passionate about entrepreneurship and would like
to make a difference in the lives of young people in Zimbabwe.Valentine prides herself by being able to work work with people of different backgrounds and she feels the programs offered at BOOST gives her exposure. She is also fascinated by new technologies.


Tsungai Mudzengerere ~ Business Development and Operations Manager

Tsungai is the Business Development and Operations Manager. She graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Industrial Sociology and Organisational Psychology and also a Bachelor of Commerce Honors degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from the University of South Africa. Tsungai’s background is in Human Resources Management, with over seven years HR experience gained in organisations in the region. As a generalist practitioner Tsungai has had exposure to HR administration, recruitment, selection and training.

Tsungie believes in social change, to build a better tomorrow for young people and for the larger world and she feels there is urgent need to invest in young people.