Heidi Lidtke has packed up her life (and her husband's!) and moved from the great state of California, U.S.A. to Moshi, Kilimanjaro to join us in the role of Fundraising, Communications, and Program Manager.
She will be working with us full-time to raise the profile of the Project on social media and other related publicity outlets as well as employing her considerable knowledge and experience with grantwriting and fundraising in order to diversify Toa Nafasi's sources of funding.
Basically, she is the trainer and we have just now entered the gym. So, GAME ON!
Here's Heidi in her own words, and much more to come!
Heidi brings her experience in international development, as well as her passion for community development, to The Toa Nafasi Project. Heidi has worn a number of professional hats. Most recently she was adjunct faculty at a California university and taught classes in Community Health, Global Women's Health, and Food Policy and Culture. Prior to this she worked on numerous grants as a program officer for topics including community development, HIV and AIDS prevention, nutrition, and smoking prevention and cessation. Heidi has shared her expertise in program development and nutrition through contract and volunteer positions in India, Haiti, Mexico, and a number of African contexts. She also taught yoga and assisted teaching SCUBA diving for a few years.
Karibu sana Tanzania, Heidi!!