Sheila Sinkamba


What is your role?

I am the WASH Project Officer. My main roles are mobilising and empowering communities and influencing and engaging the public around sustainable and inclusive WASH. I also work to build upon the Kutuba Campaign, which is a hygiene behaviour campaign designed to address underlying motives in a creative and scientific manner as a means of furthering sustained behaviour change and project management.  I participate in WASH review meetings, respond to requests for information from stakeholders as required and undertake other professional tasks as and when.

What made you decide to work for On Call Africa?

My experience during the interview was excellent and demonstrated that OCA had an excellent working culture.

What were you doing before you joined On Call Africa?

I was working as a Project Social Worker in Itezhi-Tezhi District, at community based organisation known as Itezhi-Tezhi Widows and Widowers Association.

Why should someone give up their time to volunteer for On Call Africa?

OCA has an excellent working culture and offers hands-on experience in an NGO, and the opportunity to gain great personal and professional experiences. Further, volunteers & staff are given an opportunity to bring new ideas and external experience.

What’s your biggest challenge for the year ahead?

Looking for fresh experience everyday.

Tell me something about you that no one knows?

I enjoy learning.

Have you got any tips on Zambia for future volunteers?

It provides a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?


Why should we support On Call Africa?

OCA has high level of financial management and uses donor money to create impact, the vision is clear with good internal governance mechanisms and system of checks and balances of all functions and diversity in terms of staff and volunteers. Further, OCA is sensitive to local culture and customs, and focuses on scalability and sustainability of project activities,