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Axels Samuntu, PAE Student Rep (2018)

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Biography

Axels Samuntu, was born in Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Educated
as a Doctor in DRC, he was the president of the Medicine student Body of Mbujimayi
Official University for two terms before his degree in medicine and moving to the US
in 2016. In the US, he received his Emergency Medical Technician Certificate at Southern
Maine Community College (SMCC). Mr. Samuntu is also CEO of the Axels Samuntu
Foundation, a foundation that focuses on human rights in relation to health.

Mr. Samuntu is currently employed as a House Manager at Port Resources, where
his works with people with disabilities. He speaks speaks English, French, Lingala,
Swahili and Ciluba and is the husband of Nathalie Ilunga Kalambyi.

Axels Samuntu
Student Rep - Adult Ed (2018)

Axels Samuntu

E: samuna@portlandschools.org
P: (207) 874-8100

Address:
353 Cumberland Ave
Portland, ME, 04101

Vision

As a student member of the Portland Board of Public Education, Mr. Samuntu looks to bring the perspectives of Portland Adult Ed (PAE) students to the table in city-wide discussions of education.

Many students at PAE are parents of chidren in the public schools, as well as students themselves, so they have a big stake in the education system of Portland.

Two primary issues he looks to bring to the Board during his term are: 1) the need for more resources for the more than 4000 PAE students; and 2) increasing specialized ELL courses for highly skilled immigrants who arrive without adequate English.

Address
3 Horton Place 
Portland, ME 04102
207-409-9045