Gloria Simoneaux, Founding Director of Harambee Arts, designed to serve children globally who have been traumatized by illness, poverty, violence, trafficking, autistic spectrum disorder and other crises. Gloria taught Expressive Arts to counselors in Nairobi as a Fulbright scholar. She is the Founder of DrawBridge: An Arts Program for Homeless Children, has worked with pediatric oncology patients in San Francisco hospitals and as a consultant with Save the Children and other international NGOs.
Lillian Obonyo, Program director/Langata Women’s Prison group leader is a nurse and trained counselor working in a Nairobi district hospital in general pediatrics and with children with special needs, less privileged, orphaned, vulnerable and HIV infected. Lillian’s passion is working with children using art and play therapy. In 2008 she was trained by Ms. Simoneaux in a month long certificate course and has been working closely with Harambee Arts as co-facilitator since that time.
Sarala Tamang, Nepal Program Team Leader, is a trained social worker, an Expressive Arts Facilitator, and Project Officer for Shakti Samuha, the first anti-trafficking organization in Nepal. She has deep compassion on serving survivors of trauma. Her goal is to develop her skills as a humanitarian on a global platform.
Vady Confident, artist
Rosemarie Lamour, artist
Jean Natasha Nkhojera