Mushidi Athumani (aka Major Joseph), Community Arts Coordinator
Mushidi Athumani was born in the Kagera region of Tanzania in a place called Muleba Nshamba, but he grew up in the streets of Mwanza. When Mushidi finished primary school in Mwanza he then went to Uganda for secondary school from 2004 to 2008. After secondary school he then joined the Michelangelo School of Creative Arts and started by getting a one year certificate. Later on he did two additional years for a Diploma in Art and Design. During his time at the Michelangelo School of Creative Arts, Mushidi studied painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and other areas in art and design. His love for doing art started in 1996, giving him over 20 years of experience.
Christoph Stulz, Photographer and Videographer
Christoph Stulz was born and raised in Basel, Switzerland. After attending college for Social Studies, Christoph took up photography and obtained a diploma in Fine Arts and Photography from the School for Fine Arts and Media Design in Zurich, Switzerland. After graduation, Christoph worked as a freelance photographer for several print media organizations and clients. Since 2010, he has worked in Tanzania for the Swiss development organization Interteam as a web designer, photographer, and videographer. In November 2013, Christoph began working with Maji Safi Group, developing promotional media (photographs and films) and graphically designing learning tools and curriculum for Maji Safi Group.
Barrett Schmidt, Multimedia Coordinator
Barrett grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and attended Southern Illinois University-Carbondale where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Industrial Design. He then followed his passion for bikes and worked as the Rides Program Coordinator and graphic designer for Trailnet. Barrett started volunteering for Maji Safi Group in 2013, graphically designing promotional materials, annual reports, and curriculum. Currently, Barrett resides in Tanzania and works as MSG’s Multimedia Coordinator.