Board of Directors

The Ntha Foundation prides itself in being youth-founded, youth-led, and youth-focused in its programmes. Our board of directors is comprised of young, talented, and qualified professionals with a wide range of skills and experience in advocacy, communications, creativity, innovation, ICT, digital media and entrepreneurship.

Bernadette Mweso

Chair of the Board, 30

Bernadette Mweso is a development specialist with 7 years working experience in the fields of Grants Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Women socio-economic empowerment, Community Development, and Capacity Strengthening. She has vast experience working with both local and international NGOs in implementing sustainable development interventions in Malawi and Ghana.

Berna holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Humanities) from the University of Malawi and a certificate In Project Management for Global Health. She is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Development Policy at KDIS (Korean Development Institute, School of Public Policy and Management), with a concentration in sustainable development in South Korea.


Nthanda Manduwi

Founder (Inactive), 28

Nthanda Manduwi, the founder of Bien Corporation Africaand the Ntha Foundation is a Published AuthorInternationally Awarded Speaker and Media Icon, Human Rights and Policy Advocate, . Nthanda has 10+ years of Entrepreneurship, Blogging and Media Production experience.

Ntha holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree double-majoring in Economics and Demography from the University of Malawi, specialising in Women’s Empowerment. She also holds certificates in Business Management, Project Management, and Monitoring and Evaluation. She is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Entrepreneurship at the Malawi University of Science and Technology.


Panji Harawa

ICT Director, 34

Panji Harawa is an ICT Specialist, a holding a Master of Science Degree in Information and Communication Technology Management (MCM) from Buckinghamshire New University Wycombe UKand certified by the United Kingdom Telecommunication Authority (UKTA). He also holds of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics.

Panji has more than 10 years experience in ICT Strategic Management and Planning, ICT Resource Mobilization, Internet Governance and Project Management on ICT4D projects and Portfolios from developing e-learning content and applications and ICT4D related innovations. He is also a holder of a Certificate from University of London of e-learning and ICT use in teaching and learning.


Bruce Matewere

Programs Director, 34

Bruce is a highly dynamic, vibrant, organized and resourceful Executive Director with 7 years progressive leadership work experience in the field of Rural Community Development and Mobilization, District Coordination, training, and a strong background in public health programming, with a proven record to foster organization growth, management of staff, resource mobilization, and working with teams to achieve organization goals and mission.

Bruce holds a Master’s Degree in rural and community development, a Bachelor’s degree in Theologypost graduate certificate in international developmentproject management certificate, and Inclusive health communication certificate. Bruce currently works as an Executive Director for Paradiso TB Patients Trust. Prior to that he worked as a Financial Consultant for Little Harvard preschool. He also worked as the District Coordinator for Village Reach, and the District coordinator for Paradiso before he became the Executive Director in 2019.

He is also a fashion designer – the founder of Bruce by Bruce now branded Gogodasi Fashion House.


Alex A. Kachepa

Creative Director, 31

Alex Kachepa, an accomplished media producer, digital marketer and creative is a marketing and business development specialist with a passion for digital media and creativity.

Alex holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, specialising in Marketing. He also holds several qualifications in Administration, ICT, and digital marketing.

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Maureen Mahenge

Communications Director, 29

Maureen Mahenge, a business and communications specialist, is an fashion entrepreneur – founder of Maur Designs & Tailoring. She is also a sales & marketing professional with work expertise in the communication, finance and advertising sectors. 

Maur holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Communication from the University of Malawi and is currently pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Entrepreneurship at the Malawi University of Science and Technology. She currently works as a Business Development Executive at Hallmark Creations Ltd.

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We continue to grow, and expand in our capacity and programmes, empowering talented, creative and innovative African youth. To learn more about the Ntha Foundation, the Kwathu Innovation & Creative Centre and the programmes Nthanda Manduwi established, watch this video:

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