We’re very happy to introduce our new Workshop Manager, Mr Denis Salamba, who will be taking over from Lucy Hills as she moves on to exciting new ventures in the UK with our very best wishes.
Denis joined Shanga earlier in the year to assist in the Accounts department but was soon showing his skills and expertise in other areas and was quickly promoted to Workshop Assistant. His background in quality control and processing at Burka Coffee mean he has great organizational skills and attention to detail. We know our production will be in safe hands with him!
Having lived in Arusha all his life and worked at Burka Coffee for many years, Denis has known Shanga for a long time and has great respect for Shanga’s work with people who are disabled. “I have come to learn that it is not what is on the outside that makes someone whole, but what is on the inside. There are so many people at Shanga who have shown me what it means to be a real person – someone with heart and compassion and humility” says Denis. “Something I’m more aware of now is how fragile life is and how anyone can find themselves disabled at any time so we should not judge people for what they look like and instead see what they can do and achieve”. Denis is a great advocate for the workers of Shanga and says everyday he learns something new from the people he works with.
Denis has a very supportive family who are proud of his new role at Shanga. His 8 year old son, Corey, who visited Shanga a few weeks ago was very impressed by the Glass department and had a fun time blowing glass bubbles. “I think Shanga is such a good place for families to come and learn” says Denis.
With his expertise in coffee, Denis will also be lending a helping hand to the new Von Nagy Café at Mount Meru Game Lodge to make sure they’re serving the best coffee in town. Make sure you come for a cup if you are passing through!
Denis will be processing orders for Shanga and is looking forward to meeting all our clients in the near future. If you’d like to get in touch with Denis, contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope everyone will enjoy working with him as much as we do!