Jacqui Oyimer | Director of AYE Abroad, Africa
Jacqui is a development practitioner with rich experience in non-profit administration, participatory community work, youth empowerment, capacity building, action research, event’s planning, project management, and monitoring and evaluation to positively impact communities and bring about social change in Africa. She holds a M.A in International Development and Social Change from Clark University, Massachusetts, USA and a B.Sc. in Marketing from the University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ghana.
She was a Commonwealth Corps for the Massachusetts Service Alliance where she served as the Program Development Coordinator for the African Community Education Program. In that capacity, she supported newly arrived refugees and immigrants to navigate educational resources and opportunities available in their new communities in the city of Worcester.
Jacqui represented the Pan African Youth Union as a Youth for Development Ambassador at the National Youth Council for Switzerland in Bern on a partnership exchange program between the African Union and European Union that sought to promote knowledge, skills and cultural sharing among young people from the two continents. While in Switzerland, she also worked with the International Cultural Youth Exchange Organization to receive international volunteers, organize introductory camps, guide tour events and coordinate grand intercultural events for volunteers, host families and other stakeholders. She also played a pivotal role and and supervised the start of their community projects.
She has quality volunteering, research, teaching and managerial skills from a variety of working experience in different capacities at international organizations such Training Resources of America, Care International, Clark University and Alpha Beta Education Centers.
Jacqui has to her credit held many different leadership positions in various African and Non-African youth groups including serving as the 1st Vice President of the West African Network of Young Female Leaders. She has travelled extensively in Africa, Europe and North America for a host of international engagements in the interest of young people.
She currently lives in Accra, Ghana where she manages AYE's African Abroad Program on the field, passionately coaches young adults to develop winning life and leadership skills and supports her husband to Pastor a wonderful community church.