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Asmara International Community School (AICS), Eritrea

Board of Governance

 

 

 
Ms. Aida Berhane - Vice Chairperson
Ms. Aida Berhane - Vice Chairperson

Aida is a parent of three boys at AICS, and has been a strong supporter of the school for many years. As President of the PTO for six years she saw the school grow and improve throughout this time.


Now as a Board Member she brings a lot of institutional knowledge to the school Board, and has a passion for building our school community. Through her advocacy parents are much more involved in school life, and has truly helped to build partnerships between parent, students and teachers.

Ms. Lauren Geetter - Secretary
Ms. Lauren Geetter - Secretary

Lauren is the US Embassy-appointed member to the board and joined in September 2018. She currently serves as Board Secretary.  Lauren moved to Eritrea from Kosovo, where she worked as an editor and speechwriter for the US Agency for International Development, and she is currently volunteering as an English teacher in Asmara.

 
Ms. Emmi Pakkala
Ms. Emmi Pakkala

Emmi is the UN appointed member to the board and joined in October 2017. She has two daughters who enjoy attending AISC. Emmi and her family moved to Asmara from Uganda. She also has a background in education working with UNICEF for the last 10 years to improve the quality of education in Malawi and Uganda.  She is currently the Chief of Education and Child Protection at UNICEF in Eritrea.

Dr. Pierre Ngom
Dr. Pierre Ngom

Pierre Ngom is currently the UNICEF Representative in Eritrea. Prior to that he has served as UNICEF Representative in Comoros (2013-2016), UNICEF Regional Chief of M&E in the Middle East and North Africa (2008-2013), and UNICEF Regional Chief of M&E for Eastern and Southern Africa (2006-2008).


 

 
Ms. Seghen Estifanos
Ms. Seghen Estifanos

Seghen joined the School Board this year and is bringing a wealth of knowledge to the Board. As an accomplished business woman, Seghen has strong business acumen, due to her company’s involvement in a range of areas including the educational sector, which she uses to help guide the operations of the school. In addition she holds a degree in Child Psychology & Pedagogy.