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Staff Highlight: Andrew Chisenga
We’d like to introduce you to our newest staff member, Andrew Chisenga. Andrew is the Construction Manager at Orant Charities Africa. He is in charge of managing Orant’s ongoing and future construction projects, starting with a new campus extension in Kasese, Dowa.
1) Andrew, what is your profession?
I am the Construction Manager at Orant Charities Africa. I have an Advanced Craft Certificate in construction and I have also done special training in project management, surveying, Health and Safety.
2) How does your work relate to Orant's work?
I oversee and work building structures and performing maintenance work for the projects that we have in Malawi.
3) Tell us a bit about your career journey and major accomplishments.
I started construction in 2000. Some of the major projects from my career are the Gateway Mall in Lilongwe, Hospital structures and staff houses for Child Legacy community hospital, 3 storey Jireh Bible Society house in Lilongwe, the Kamuzu College of Nursing campus in Blantyre and many other projects.
4) What motivates you? What are you passionate about?
I am motivated by the people who trust me to do their job. I am passionate about giving vocational training to young people who show interest in construction work.
5) How do you feel about working for Orant?
I feel very good working for Orant. I am very happy to be here.
6) Anything else you would like to share? (What would the story be incomplete without?)
I am 8th born in a family of 11, married to Eustina, we have 3 children. Eustina is working as a nurse at Child Legacy Community Hospital.
We are proud to have Andrew on our team at Orant and wish him the best in all his work! To learn more about Orant’s work in Malawi, click here.
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