Our Gencoo team

Meet our team.

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You can find more information about every member below.

Michèle Pieters
founder Gencoo Belgium
Quite creative but not in ways that fit easily into the “schooling” structure. Wants to make her life count. Already made a mark in the world through her activities in Malawi. Has been recognized in the form of funding from the Flemish government, the University of Ghent, and other public agencies. All of this has taken place since 2006. In the meantime has earned a Master’s degree in philosophy with a thesis on the relevance of contemporary philosophy for problems of development. Has been initiated into one of the local tribes, in the spirit of the fully engaged anthropologist.
Shadreck Padoko
founder Gencoo Malawi
In the grow of love which Christianty inspires, I resolved to dedicate my life toward the aliviation of some of human misery. While at secondary school in 2004, I had a vision of founding a self-sustainable chicken farm in order to achieve the inspiration. I met Michele in 2008, shared the vision & we partnered to work in Lilongwe rural east. I hold a Bachelor Degree of Arts, major Theology & minor Education.
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Ilse  Luyten
Volunteer
Ilse Luyten graduated in 2012 (VUB) with a Master’s degree in clinical (ortho)psychology. After her graduation in 2012, she has pursued a one-year course in intercultural mediation and counselling at Thomas More (Mechelen). Since February 2013, she has been working as a doctoral student at the department of Law & Criminology (VUB). Since 2013, she is a volunteer at Gencoo. In 2014 she went for the first time to Malawi to visit the project. She focused on the practice of the kindergarten. During her stay, she made an evaluation report of the kindergarten. Now, the implementation of the vision of Generation Cooperation in school practice is her main concern.
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Bram Vissers
Volunteer
As future husband of Ilse he also went to Malawi for the first time in 2014. He is most interested in developing the economic pillar of GenCoo Malawi, which will enable GenCoo Malawi to develop and sustain their own projects without relying on outside sources.
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