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Meet the team


Edmilson Angelo - Director

A young PhD student of Politics, International Relations and Sociology who has a desire to help the less privileged  and show the World that “we can be the change we want to see in the World”. Edmilson has a passion for improving the living standards of people affected by poverty, war and natural disaster, and since the age of 15 he has been participating in organisations that assist the needs of people around Africa. His love and passion to help others, pushed him to create a charity and that is how Change 1’s Life was formed. Edmilson has a BA in Politics and International Relations from Westminster University, and a Masters degree from the prestigious University of Oxford.



Silvia Sousa - Finance and Administration Manager

As a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) graduate, who thrives to help the less privileged Silvia helped form Change 1’s Life and acquire its charity status. Possessing experience in a number of business fields including Human Resources, Administration and basic business functions. Silvia is a volunteer whom looks after the day to day administration of the charity and prepares Change 1’s Life budgets and financial reports.



Francisco Sousa - Director of  Research and Evaluation

Francisco has a vast experience in business management, he is currently finishing a degree, Master in Business Administration (MBA). His vast experience is crucial to the organisation, having a good knowledge of different markets, he looks after our fundraising division and ensures we are currently recruiting new donors to support our cause.  



Our Team

Jose Reis - Program Manager, Angola

An Abgolan student of logistics management at the Stamford University in Thailand (Bangkok). He has a passion and willingness to help and land a hand to people who are in unfortunate situation. Jose’s background includes community-based , capacity-building and workshop facilitation on child protection issues. He believes in collective success and helping one another, of which he is inspired by seeing people happy and being able to give them a change in life.


Guilherme Galiano - Program Coordinator, Angola

Galiano holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Technology from the University of Coventry (United Kingdom). Among his specialities are accounting, Project Management, Strategic and Business Planning, Team Leadership and Team building. His career dream is to enhance and utilise his skills to assist organisations and people within the community to realise their full potential and to help change lives through local tools and resources.


Jacque Muller - Program Coordinator, Namibia

An aspiring woman from Namibia. Jacque has a drive for working with the less fortunate through educating them and providing for them. Having worked with many orphanages and organisations throughout her professional career, Jacque has a lot of involvement and desire for helping those in need and is always passionately involved in collecting and making donations to those in need.


Aristides Martinez - Editor, Namibia/ Angola

Aristides is a cuban student of Computer Science at Monotonic Colleague of Namibia. Passionate and determined to help people in need, Aristides specialises in  cinematography, through his passion for photograpghy and film we will enhance peoples understanding of how people live their daily lives accross Sub-Saharan Africa and document our part in the fight against poverty.  

Why donate?

•Ensure children have access to food and water


•Provide bursaries for children to be able to go to school


•Provide computers and IT equipment


•Support school agricultural projects


•Provide disabled children with wheelchairs, clothes and support


•Distribute donated computers, clothes and footwear across Sub-Saharan Africa.

What we do

• 40%  of Africa's population live on under £1 a day.


• Every minute a child dies of malaria in Africa.


• Every 15 second a child dies of hunger.


•  More than 100 million children do not have access to an education in sub-Saharan Africa.