Current Project

Sovie Junior Secondary School

Sovie, Ghana

Our first project was completed in January 2007. We built an experimental junior secondary school at Sovie, a small village in the Volta Region of Ghana in West Africa.

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Progress at the Togbe Agodoa Kitti Memorial Junior Secondary School in Sovie has been remarkable for the school's first year.

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APEEDEC Board of Advisors

Luana Christine Kiandoli

Member

Luana Christine Kiandoli currently serves as chief medical technologist, Nephrology Laboratory, and consulting technologist, Dialysis Laboratory at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. As a technical consultant for the Nephrology clinical Laboratory, she advises personnel within the Department of Defense on various aspects of laboratory management and testing. She was recently instrumental in providing the standard operating procedure manuals for the Point of Care Dialysis unit in Landstuhl, Germany and facilitating input of a methodology on the lab database at Tripler, Hawaii. As a consultant, she interprets agency policies, provides diagnostic reference services, prepares guidelines for laboratory operations, maintenance, review and revision of procedure manuals.

Ms Kiandoli is a staunch advocate for multiculturalism and her belief in cultural diversity is so strong that she has served for the past thirty to forty years as an EEO Counselor, Federal Women’s Program Coordinator, on every ethnic committee in some official capacity and community outreach program (local schools) at each agency where she has been employed. Currently serves as a certified mediator in Workplace Conflict. She was a key participant in the Rouse Committee which created opportunities for minorities to gain entry into the foreign service at the US Department of State; played an integral role in the development of a mentoring program at Walter Reed Medical Center and wrote the training module for the program; has chaired or been the manager for the Black Employment Program which initiates and develops in coordination with the military, events for Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month; member, Special Emphasis Programs Executive Board. Privately she has chaired the Parent Awareness Committee for Project Yes, a pre-college engineering program for minority children; chaired the Youth of America Backpack Scholarship program, which supplied school supplies for urban youth; co-founded a Ghana/America grass roots informal exchange program called Food for Thought. She has been the co-owner of two “mom and pop” enterprises and currently fosters entrepreneurship in young adults. She is politically active as an election judge in Prince Georges County, Maryland.

Ms Kiandoli has had a wide and varied career in the medical arena having served in the US Army domestically and abroad, the US Dept of State, the World Bank, the US National Red Cross, the Veteran’s Administration Hospital system as well as several private hospitals and labs. This experience has run the gamut of start-up and development of a new lab to increasing the efficacy of several lab programs. Ms Kiandoli graduated in the first 1% of her class in tropical diseases, at the National Center for Disease Control; top 5% in the Medical Field Service School and magna cum laude from the University of the District of Columbia with a Bachelor’s in History/Medical Technology (Concentration). She served on the faculty of Montgomery College, Maryland, and Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (researcher). She is a widow with four children.

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