Country ambassadors are involved in a range of different activities in their countries, primarily fundraising, member recruitment, strategy development and project management.
Aparajita Arya United Kingdom
Aparajita is a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) student at the University of Oxford. She holds a Bachelor in Laws and Legislation (LLB) degree from the University of Edinburgh, and also a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Literature from Lady Shri Ram College for Women. Aparajita has been associated with The People's Fund since 2016 and is keen to contribute to the organization's goal of promoting democratic decision-making processes in communities that have systematically been denied access to resources and some of their most basic rights.
Kone Zana Côte D’ivoire
Kone Zana, an individual of wide-ranging talents, is a resident of Côte D’ivoire. He studied English and obtained a diploma in Higher Education in Development at the University of Bouaké, and then went on to obtain a certificate of expertise in monitoring and evaluation at the Fondation Sciences Campus in Ougadougou. He has extensive experience in monitoring and evaluating projects and programs.
Kone has been a dedicated volunteer with the Red Cross and has subsequently gone on to work for a Catholic Orphanage. He currently works with different NGOs operating in Côte d’Ivoire, among other roles as a program coordinator. He has worked on issues of health, development, economic and professional integration, and has also been involved with youth organizations for democracy.
Kone has a talent for languages and is the Founder and President of a language club in Côte d’Ivoire. He also works as a translator for a number of different private companies. His ability and experience in handling projects and his affinity to integrate and communicate with various cultural set-ups have come as great strengths to The People’s Fund team. Kone manages our projects in Côte d'Ivoire and helps develop our organizational strategies.
Danielle McGrogan United States of America
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Danielle is a passionate young professional with particular interest in women’s rights, refugee services, and participatory development.
Danielle holds a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies with a concentration in peacebuilding and international development. During her undergraduate career, she studied abroad in Rwanda, where she completed a research project concerned with repatriation services for returnees after the genocide.
Danielle has interned and volunteered with a number of organizations including Search for Common Ground, the International Rescue Committee, and Global Brigades. She has extensive experience working in human services for refugees, asylum seekers, and forced migrants. As the Development Manager at an immigrant-services organization in Pennsylvania, Danielle works to expand fundraising efforts and create effective communication for the agency.
Through her work for The People’s Fund, Danielle hopes to expand fundraising efforts in the US and help strengthen the organization's work in community-driven development.