Our Core Team

Inspired individuals working towards a common goal

At ANIDA we believe in pursuing our mission, leaving a positive impact in the lives of marginalized individuals.  It is not just a job but a purpose.  Each life that changes because of the work we do inspires us to continually move forward.

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Nikola Donkor

Program Coordinator (Canada)

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Nikola’s background in Education and Children’s Programming led her to begin her journey with ANIDA. Through her experience in two Ontario School Boards...

Nikola’s background in Education and Children’s Programming led her to begin her journey with ANIDA. Through her experience in two Ontario School Boards and from coordinating an ANIDA Summer Camp program, Nikola knows first-hand that local community projects have a positive and lasting impact on children and their families. Nikola is using her education background and her creativity to enhance the delivery and content of our programs throughout Canada.

Samuel Donkor Jr

Executive Director

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Samuel desires to make a positive impact in the lives of others though the work of ANIDA. With roots in business consulting and entrepreneurship, he has developed diverse skills and...

Samuel desires to make a positive impact in the lives of others though the work of ANIDA. With roots in business consulting and entrepreneurship, he has developed diverse skills and experience that has given him a unique perspective to leadership. This perspective, along with his degree in Leadership and Management with a focus in International Development has helped him to strengthen our scope and pursue our mission to make a difference to those in need.

Pras Lingam

Media and Communications Specialist

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Pras is passionate about telling stories through artistic media. He has proved his excellence behind the camera on multiple levels, as a cinematographer, writer, and director in films...

Pras is passionate about telling stories through artistic media. He has proved his excellence behind the camera on multiple levels, as a cinematographer, writer, and director in films. He believes that stories are the root of the human experience and that sharing them brings light to the need of humanity to connect and inspire one another. Pras uses his artistic ability to tell the story of the individuals ANIDA aims to uplift and to create a connection to those we touch.

Sarah Shoker

Project Manager

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Sarah is committed to working on projects that strengthen social and economic well-being. She has spent over five years in the not-for-profit sector, working primarily on literacy and skills development...

Sarah is committed to working on projects that strengthen social and economic well-being. She has spent over five years in the not-for-profit sector, working primarily on literacy and skills development. Most recently, Sarah received her PhD in Political Science from McMaster University, where her research covered the intersections between gender, conflict, and international development. As both an advocate and policy analyst, Sarah is looking forward to using her skill-set to deliver ANIDA’s programming.

Gone is the day where I had to seek the assistance of people to be able to withdraw money from the bank. Now I can fill any document being at the bank or elsewhere.

Nora, 2015 WDC Valedictorian

Mar9

Grace's Hope

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 Our Toronto Food Bank is now serving a large number of individuals and families coming from countries like Iraq and Syria.  One such individual, “Grace” a woman in her 60s, came from Iraq.

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Nov24

Overcoming Obstacles

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As a sixteen-year-old girl growing up in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica in a small home with 5 other siblings, Abigail faced multiple barriers to success. Her father was plagued by alcoholism and her mother was struggling to provide for the children and support their education. 

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