A registered practicing architect in Tanzania. Victoria is passionate about helping communities in need through her knowledge and expertise in Architecture. She is the co-founder of the Tanzania Women Architects for Humanity (TAWAH) and served as a chairperson from 2011 to 2020. Victoria is the founder and managing director of Alama Architecture (formerly known as VK Green Architects). A company that she established in 2012 while teaching at the Ardhi University; School of Architecture and Design. Victoria decided to leave her teaching career at the Ardhi University in 2018 to devote more time to Alama Architecture and TAWAH. She holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Stuttgart in Germany, a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Catholic University America and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Dar es Salaam – UCLAS in Tanzania. She was a Ford Foundation Fellow in 2004, an Eisenhower Fellow in 2016 and a Mama Hope Global Advocate in 2020.
Dr. Victoria M. Heilman
A graduate Architect from Ardhi University with three years of experience in construction industry. Currently working as Assistant Architect at ALAMA ARCHITECTURE in Dar es Salaam while seeking for registration with the AQRB.Joyce participated in the Women in Construction Mentoring Program of 2019-2021 organized by TAWAH as a mentee and she is now in the program of 2022-2024 as the Mentor.She has also attended different workshops in Dar es Salaam including the Montessori Workshop held in Dar es Salaam, Sand cement brick and soil testing workshop by BRI, Dar Glass workshop basing on the building materials (Glass) and Knauf Workshop in 2019.Joyce participated in the Challenge Fund Ideas Competition 2022 organized by Association Montessori Internationale and she was among the winners whose works were published on their websites to later be used as the design tool and guideline for the Montessori leaning spaces in Tanzania.
She loves working with the community because she believes it is her responsibility to give back to the community through her profession. Joyce is more passionate in sustainable designs and low cost housing. In her three years of experience, she has devoted most of her time in community school designs and sustainable residential housing designs.
Ashura Simai Abdulrahman
Atugonza Majula is a Landscape Architect graduate of Ardhi University, additionally she has obtained training in Y & P Architects Ltd as a student Landscape Architect. Believing that better spaces improve the quality of life, Atugonza has been involved in a number of workshops on improving lives with Architecture. She attended the First East African Green Building Conference held in Arusha in 2015. She also attended a workshop on desalination of ocean water and supplying to ruralcommunity in Zanzibar in May 2016. On top of that, she visited the American University of Sharjah in UAE and she is still looking forward to learn more on improving lives by Architecture.
Lucy Fungo, is a young woman from Tanzania, graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from dar es salaam institute of technology. Lucy joined TAWAH as a volunteer on year 2019 but now she has a TAWAH membership. She has developed ambition of serving the non-governmental organization as a beneficiary for humanity program especially in the suburbs of the Tanzanian community. This practices have given her the feeling of improving others life using her carrier and by doing different staffs within her capability.
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Fatuma is self-motivated, committed, devoted, smart worker and creative. She strongly believes in ability and potential positive effects of arts, Social works, and ecological architecture.Fatuma likes Travelling, cycling and meeting with new friend and she is open to learn new things every moment.
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