Samantha Nyamayedenga

  • Mentor
  • University of Sussex, Social Sciences


Samantha completed her undergraduate degree in Classics at the University of Zimbabwe before going on to obtain an MA in Development Studies at the University of Sussex on a Canon Collins scholarship. Before undertaking her Masters, Samantha worked as a voluntary counsellor, providing practical and emotional support to children aged 5-19 living with HIV. Samantha is currently working for Africaid Zvandiri as a mentor. The role involves liaising with government ministries and various district stakeholders to co-ordinate the provision of dedicated care to children and adolescents living with HIV. She is a contributor to the Key Correspondents blog, reporting on issues related to HIV.

Greatest Achievement

Being reintegrated into the Africaid Zvandiri organisation after completing a Masters in the UK.

Professional Interests

Teaching Zimbabwean and international professionals about how to effectively communicate with children and adolescents living with HIV.