Who we are

ASASS

We are a diverse group of national, regional, and international volunteers, participating locally from our international bases. We support adolescent girls, pregnant women, new mothers, and their families by supporting access to health information and antenatal care. We connect users with public and private healthcare, education, and social services centers. We use social networks, social media, and new technologies to provide training workshops in low-resource settings.

We volunteer locally for the Association pour la Solidarité et l’Assistance Socio-Sanitaire (ASASS), a non-profit registered in Burundi and with the United Nations Volunteering Organisation.  We develop strategies and support projects to reduce maternal and infant death, and infrastructures for access to

  • social aid
  • family leadership
  • home child care & protection
  • development
  • quality education and career learning and economic empowerment
  • legal aid
  • water sciences, hygiene & sanitation
  • and “Learn Per View” listening and discussion workshops.

We apply the latest knowledge in science and technology to design innovative, effective, and practical low-cost healthcare information, educational resources, and sustainable development solutions. We provide these to charities, schools, hospitals, cooperatives, and villages and cities to ensure care for women, children, refugees, people with mental and physical disabilities, and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions break down barriers to high-quality healthcare for the world’s most vulnerable populations. Click here to read more about our approach.

We treasure diversity and the contribution that each of us can bring to ensuring the well-being of people in Burundi and all over the world.

Executive Committee (EC)

The Executive Committee is responsible for administrative and executive processes related to planning, priority setting, program management, financial reporting, audits and evaluations, action plans, operations, and other key organizational functions. The EC, along with the Board of Directors, ensures proper management and assists ASASS in making better decisions.

Jean-Claude Kamwenubusa
Legal Representative and President

Madame Florence Ntakarutimana
Vice President

Guido Niyokwizigira
General Secretary

Gonzague Herezwa
Anesthetics nurse

Celestin Mpawenayo
Construction technician

Prosperine Ngendakumana
Nurse

Arnaud Nshimirimana
Civil engineer

Telesphore Niyokindi
General treasurer

Annonciatte Niyingarukiye
Coordinator

Ewan Martim Quirk
Development Programs Manager

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is a partnership board composed of health, education, environment, technology, and business industry leaders, as well as representatives from government and leading NGOs. Its purpose is to guide ASASS in all matters, including decisions related to its mission, programmatic focus, growth, and development towards becoming an independent, sustainable organization.

Although advisory, the Board of Directors brings outside perspective and experience to ASASS, assisting with strategic decision-making, partnership negotiation, international relationships, development of strategies, and fundraising.

The Board of Directors meets twice a month online, and it is composed of the following:

Ewan Martim Quirk

Programmes Development Manager