Bariyizi, Felicien: Country ManagerQualification/ training:
- Primary studies at Ecole Primaire de Cyibumba
- Secondary studies in Agricole A2 at Ecole Agri- Veterinaire de Ntendezi (EAV Ntendezi)
- Bachelor studies in Business Agricultural & Economics at Distant Production House University (DPHU) in partnership with Burkinafaso Institute of Technologies (IST Burkinafaso).
- Apart of Kinyarwanda, I am able to communicate in English and French
- I received training in ICT, groups organization (GSLA), time management, Rwanda labor law and mushroom seed preparation.
- From 3rd Feb 2009 to 28th Feb 2015, as Farm Training Manager
- From the 1st March 2015 to now, as Country Manager
- Before the employment with RA, I worked as a teacher in Cyibumba primary school, in environment protection in HIMO program supported by Helpage Rwanda and as Manager of health insurance (Mutuelle de Santé Nkanka)
- To create long, medium and short term plans basing on organization’s broad aspirations
- Staff management
- Liaise with District and National authorities
- Establish and maintain tight financial control of all operations, working within the budgets established by the RA Trustees
- I was born on 11th March 1980 at Nkanka sector with my twin brother who passed away.
- I am married to Spéciose NYIRANDIKUBWIMANA and we have 4 children, Christian born on 7th March 2010, Concordia born on 28th August 2011 and twins (Pacifique and Peace) born on 13th August 2016.
- I like the job I have been doing in education, in health insurance and with RA as it is directly helping people in difficulty.
- My dream is to create a charity for helping needy people to get a good standard of living conditions.
Kalisa, Patrice: Transport Manager and MaintenanceI was born in 1965. I married Scholastique in 1995, and we have three lovely girls. I attended Primary school and then vocational training. This included vehicle maintenance training at Wicken 4 x 4, in the UK. I started working for Rwanda Aid in 2008. My job involves driving, co-ordinating vehicle use, as well as maintenance of cars, motor bikes and buildings.
Ngirinshuti, Jonas: Enterprise ManagerAfter achieving my secondary studies in 2007 with A2 level in electronics and telecommunications, I had an ambition of using whatever energy, skills and talents learnt from historical living conditions as my contribution to support the Rwandan community. I went to University and how hold a degree in Business Administration and a MBA in Project Management. I am now employed as the Welfare, VTCs and Enterprise Development Projects Manager for Rwanda Aid. I also write the monthly Newsletter and help with craft orders.I am married to Mukakamali Honnorette and we have two of our own children and also foster one young and unrelated boy. I enjoy sports and invented a Rwandan sporty game known as Boneza Ball in 2011 and officially registered it in 2015. It is developing through clubs, associations and equipment producers. In 2017 I won the Rusizi district young innovator award for invention and social enterprise innovation. I am passionate about using any innovation and invention to solve problems in the community and lead people to social-economic transformation.
MANIRAFASHA Isaie: Construction ManagerI was born in 1988 and after finishing my secondary studies at ETO Gatumba in 2008, I got a job as a Supervisor in the company of Catholic Church (SDEID). In April 2011 I started working with Rwanda Aid as Construction Manager. I make plans for the different buildings and supervise construction on site. I improved my skills enormously as I was working with different volunteer engineers from the UK in supervising Rwanda Aid projects related to construction. I have continued my studies and I now have an AO degree in Civil Engineering. I am very interested doing my job.
Mukakamali, Honnorette: Deputy ManagerI achieved my Secondary studies in 2007 in Accountancy at Jill Barham Secondary school. In 2008 I started working as Cashier at Mont Cyangugu Dispensary, when it was run by Rwanda Aid. After this, I became a Cashier and Administration assistant at Rwanda Aid office. I am now working as Deputy and Finance Manager. I am proud of my job and I am doing my best to carry out my duties well. I have A0 of Commercials sciences in Financial and Project management option since 2014. I am married since 2011 and I have 2 own children and fostering one child.
Omoit, Alex: Education ManagerI was born in 1982. I have a Grade III teacher certificate and I taught for two years in Uganda and two years in Rwanda in private schools. I started working at Rwanda Aid in January 2010. My job involves mentoring, sponsorship and sports for Rwanda. I do enjoy my job because I meet different people with different experience including children in schools. I got married in 2016 and I have one daughter. I thank the entire staff, UK Managers and the Trustees of this wonderful organization for all they do for the country and accepting me into the team in improving the Education system. I can see there is a big difference and more to be done.
MUKARUGAMBWA Claudette: Manager of Baho Neza MwanaMy name is Claudette. I am Director of street children Village. I have an A0 Degree in Community Heath and I have trained in how to look after children living in difficult conditions and am a qualified counsellor. I have worked for Rwanda Aid from March 2012, managing the village for street called “ Baho Neza Mwana” (a better life for children). The village looks after children who have left their families to live on the street. We help those children to change their bad behaviors to good. We prepare them to be reintegrated into their community and families. After doing an assessment, we give to the families ongoing support. In my private life, I am married and I have four children (2 boys and 2 girls). One girl is adopted.
NIYONIRINGIYE Marcel, Child Welfare OfficerBefore BAHO NEZA MWANA VILLAGE was built by Rwanda Aid, I was welfare assistant and organized football for the street children and gave them lunch after the sport. Now I still work with them in the village, listening to them and helping to rehabilitate them with their families. I offer their families support and make follow up visits to all children supported by BAHO NEZA MWANA.
Nteziryimana Isaac, Mentor TrainerMy name is Isaac Nteziryimana. I have an A2 Education (TML: Teaching Modern Languages). I started working for Rwanda Aid in January 2016, training teacher to become mentors. My job involves conducting school based in service training (SB-I) and supporting school based mentors (SBM) in their respective schools. I am married with one daughter of one and half years.
NDIKUMANA Jerome, Farm TrainingMy name is NDIKUMANA Jerome; I have A2 in Agriculture, which I studied for at E.A.V Ntendezi in 2009. In 2010, I was a technician of DEMP III project in Giheke and Nkanka sectors of Ruzizi district, which delivers environmental protection through making hedges and planting grass strips. From September 2015 I have been working for Rwanda Aid as agronomist focused on organic training, with a focus on mentoring trainee farmers. I have also been involved in the set up of tree nurseries project, vegetable growing in different schools and other projects related to farming. I’m interested by working with farmers, I’m still single also I like to sing.
RUKUNDO Jean Nepo, Disability CoordinatorName: Jean Nepomuscene RUKUNDO Job title: Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disability coordinator Qualification: A1 Diploma in Education, SEN Certificated. Year started at Rwanda Aid: 2017 Job involves: Supporting the work of the Centre for Disabilities. Personal: I’m single with and I look after my two young brothers.
DUSABUMUREMYI Francine, AccountsName: DUSABUMUREMYI Francine Job title: RA Accoutant Qualification / training: I have A 2 in Accountancy earned in 2011. Year started at RA : I started to work in RA in 2017. What job involves: I keep the financial records and I am also the receptionist. Personal/Family : I am not married. I live with my parents.
KARAMIRA Emmanuel, Farm Training ManagerMy name is KARAMIRA Emmanuel. I am Farm Training Manager. I have A0 in Public Health and A2 in veterinary. I was Veterinary Officer at GIKUNDAMVURA Sector from July 2008 until March 2016. I am advisor of the Rwanda Council of Veterinary Doctors (RCVD) in western province since 2015 until now. I have certificate of Artificial insemination. I am working for Rwanda Aid from July 2016 until now. In my work, I work in different activities of farming project in both Rusizi and Nyamasheke districts. My duties include delivering training to associations on livestock, to do follow ups on the small animals that RA have given to farmers and treat those animals when they are sick and to supervise all RA farm projects. I am married to Beline and I have two children (Bertin and Belinda). I also have four adopted children (Alice, Frida, Hyacintha and pierre). I like football and growing vegetables.
TUYISENGE, FelixWe are delighted to welcome Felix as the new manager of The Alivera Centre, our new centre for supporting young people with disability.
Janyis Watson: Operations ManagerI have been visiting Rwanda since 2004 and in that time, I have met some incredibly resourceful, resilient and inspirational people, often living in very challenging situations. My role as Operations Director allows me the opportunity to work both in the UK and as part of our team in Rwanda. It is on the ground in Africa where I witness first-hand how one small charity can contribute to real change for individuals and communities. Rwanda Aid’s work is so varied, that I daily use my experience working in ecology, education and business to find solutions to the surprising challenges we meet.
David Chaplin: FounderAfter 25 years as Headmaster at Vinehall I was offered the opportunity of spending six months in Rwanda. That was in 2003, and the six month adventure has turned into a second career and a lifetime commitment. Why? I have found that meeting the problems and suffering first hand makes you really want to help, as does the courage and gentle, stoical cheerfulness of the people, many of whom I feel privileged to count as my friends. Perhaps more than anything I am motivated by the incredible generous support of my family, friends and donors.
Charlie Olgivie: Company Secretary & Executive Manager
Stephanie Piper: Executive Manager (Education)Eight years ago the school where I was Head was asked to do some fundraising for Rwanda Aid. The pupils and parents took the charity to their hearts and I became involved. New school buildings with washing facilities and electricity have greatly enhanced the teaching in a number of our schools. Rwandan schools need funds but they also need teaching expertise and a greater knowledge of their teaching language, English. Residential teacher training courses run by self-funded UK teachers, enable us to support the schools in a practical and useful way as well as providing the opportunity for UK schools and their pupils to share and to learn. These are then followed up by regular support visits from our in country education manager.
Sally Chaplin: CraftsI am the wife of David and I manage the eShop and local craft fairs for Rwanda Aid Craft. Having been to Rwanda and seen what a difference it makes to the people who make the beautiful banana leaf cards, the beads and the basketwork, I feel that I have a mission to sell as much as I can for them! By buying goods from these small co-operatives, Rwanda Aid helps them work towards financial independence, raises their self-esteem and gives them the opportunity to buy the essentials in life. Thank you for supporting these amazing people.
Andy Mattock: Website Design and MaintenanceI have been a graphic designer for over 12 years and although I have a varied client list, I am more commonly involved in work for charities. Work includes both design for print and digital design, including website creation. I am the Creative Director at origin8 creative.
Deborah Clayton-Hatfield: Chair
Simon CaffynI trained as an engineer before working in management consultancy and more recently as chief executive of a Sussex based company. Having spent time in other East African countries I am immensely looking forward to visiting the Rwanda Aid projects and to contributing to this wonderful cause.
Emma MessiasI am a practicing criminal barrister in London with a strong interest in Human Rights issues both at home and internationally. I have previously worked on a voluntary basis for Amnesty International Philippines. Having already visited David in Rwanda prior to the launch of Rwanda Aid and fallen in love with this amazing country and its people, I leapt at his invitation to become involved.
Alison WrightI am a Sussex farmer with training in Sustainable Agriculture and Arboriculture. I have been visiting Rwanda almost annually since 1999 to give support with project management – particularly the Community Tree Nurseries and the Organic Farming Training.
Emma OgilvieI first learnt about Rwanda Aid as a parent of children at Vinehall School. I began to help the charity by finding sponsors for two of our centres - Baho Neza Mwana and Ngwino Nawe. In 2015 I was lucky enough to accompany David to Rwanda with my daughter, Ellie. I have since visited Rwanda again - both trips were incredibly inspiring and humbling. In 2016 I was excited at being offered the chance to become more involved as a Trustee. I was formerly a partner in a London based Tea Broking firm which involved many trips to the tea estates in East Africa and where my love of and interest in helping the vulnerable people in this region began.
Claire LindenI have been involved with Rwanda Aid since the start and have been truly inspired by it's impact to date and determination of the Rwandan team to take the work forward.
Tim HaynesI have worked in education for many years, latterly as Headmaster of Tonbridge School and it was here that I met David and Sally Chaplin. The work of the charity sounded inspiring and after Sally took us on a visit to the country to see the wonderful work I was thrilled to be invited to become a trustee of Rwanda Aid.
Lisa O'NeillHaving trained as an accountant I took a career break to raise my children and spent several years in Latin America which heightened my awareness of how lucky we are and how difficult day to day life can be in other parts of the world. I was thrilled to get to know more about Rwanda Aid and delighted to be asked to be a trustee.
Will Gelling OBEWill was the British High Commissioner to Rwanda between 2014 and 2018. During his time in office, he took a keen interest in Rwanda Aid's projects and we were lucky enough to welcome him on several visits. We are absolutely delighted that he has agreed to join our board of trustees and know that his contribution will be invaluable.
Deanne ThomasDeanne has been a keen supporter of Rwanda Aid for many years. We are delighted that she has agreed to become a trustee. We are also very fortunate to have her daughter as one of the founder members of our Rwanda Aid Youth Association!