Meet Our Team

Meet the Team behind Backpacks for Africa

Sara Mwamlima

Founder, CEO

Amber Odom

Deputy Director, COO

Mapalo Musopole

Director, Malawi

Zshakira Shulterbrandt

Director of Development and Operation

Rashad Hawkins

Chief Technology Officer

Ready to get involved? Here's a few ways you can help:

Make A Donation.

Your generosity matters! Every donation helps us to create opportunities, empower educators, and change lives.

Spread the word.

Share our story with your friends, family and coworkers. Education connects us all – together we can make a difference.

Give a hand.

We are always looking for helping hands. Applying to volunteer only takes a moment, but the experience lasts a lifetime.

Share our Story, Make a Difference.

We’re really passionate about our cause, and we believe that we share that passion with so many others. Sharing our story extends our reach and gets communities united around a noble cause. It takes a village!

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