The board

Eva Forssén

Secretary of the association
+358 46 856 7416

For the last 15 years I have worked as a lecturer in Multimedia Studies at the Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Espoo, Finland. Prior to this I was a teaching consultant in Information Technology and as consultant for school curriculums for the city of Espoo. I also have several years’ experience in the supplementary training of teachers at Helsinki University. At grass roots level I also worked as a music teacher in secondary schools for over 10 years.

Antti Komulainen

+358 40 415 0590

Born in 1954, retired special needs teacher from Tapiola, Finland.

During my teaching career I have been active in various organisations relating to pedagogic and special needs education (council member of the Trade Union of Teachers in Espoo and Kauniainen, shop steward of Espoo JUKO, four years as OAJ member, member of the council at the Association of Special Education in Southern Finland).

Development cooperation has been close to my heart for decades; so far my daily profession has limited my activities to my home country. I am now able to become active abroad and intend to carry on for as long as I have the energy to do so.


Seppo Rantanen

Chairman of the board
+358 40 505 0333

I have worked in the Human Resource profession both in Finland and Africa. I was involved in incorporating F-Secure into the Stock Exchange and generated the HR process for the Finnish company Suunto, acting as HR leader and as a member of the HR team respectively. I worked in Eastern Africa for 6 years, developing HR activities for various international organisations.

I can offer my expertise in HR to enhance the business and thus add value to the project.


Kalle Sysikaski

I have been professionally active in aiding the developing countries through KEPA (the umbrella organisation for Finnish civil society organisations) and the activities of the Finnish Peace Movement and have made numerous contacts in his field throughout the world. I act as a peace and security co-ordinator for the Asia-Europe People’s Forum, concentrating in the region of Asia.

I consider the opportunity to contribute to the Tanzanian education project as a welcome new challenge. In my native Finland, I have been closely involved in child protection, culture, literature, education and with young refugees.

Leena Riisalo
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Pirjo Tornberg
description coming soon