Chantal Mutamuriza, Ligth4All founder and Executive Director
Chantal is an expert in International Human rights and Business Law. Chantal brings to the Organisation more than 17 years’ experience in implementing education and human rights programmes in Africa and Europe. Supporting education for disadvantaged children has always been Chantal’s passion. One year ago, she took a big leap by resigning from a secular job in order to pursue her real calling “to help vulnerable children and youths access education”. You can read Chantal’s portrait.
Marie-Ange Sindamuka, Light4All co-founder
Marie -Ange brings to the organisation the experience of a mature mum, who for many years has been serving as a women and children counselor. She is the pillar of Light4All children education and follow-up.
Marie-Ange is our anchor; we know we can always count on her when times get rough. Her wisdom, compassion and love for children makes all of us feel safe. She is always ready to intervene, when a kid is sick or lacks anything. Numerous times, when the school calls her for health emergency, she brings kids at her house and spending one or two nights in the house of a loving mother is enough for a child to be healed.
Elsa Nibigira, Light4All Programme Manager.
For the past 10 years, Elsa has held senior positions in both corporate and non profit organisations focusing on leading change in telecommunication, education and community development. She is an operations-minded strategist dedicated to helping organisations develop appropriate programs and internal capacity to support organizational growth to address challenges pressing this part of the world I am proud to call home. She comes at Light 4 All with a wealth of experience in managing start ups having opened and worked for Akilah Institute for Women as Burundi Country Manager and Kaz’O’zah Keza in the same capacity in Burundi and Uganda. She has gained invaluable insight and experience in communication, branding and marketing having worked for one of Africa’s leading Telecom companies Econet Wireless Group occupying various senior positions and legal advising for a regional organisation. She is a creative thinker, visionary and change maker who has proven experience of leveraging cross cultural relationships to maximize opportunities. Elsa is a lawyer and also holds a Peace and Development Masters degree from the UK where she spent over 10 years studying and working. She joined Light 4 All in February 2019 to lead the programmatic and strategic programs to propel the organisation further. Elsa is a strong believer in empowering people to take ownership of their positions and processes and passionate about seeing people grow deep to reach wide. She is most alive and fulfilled when she starts an idea or a project and seeing her vision come to life. Her call is to share ideas, knowledge and experiences to impact lives – as she rises others rise. She is a mother to two beautiful children; a girl and a boy, and enjoys learning and challenging herself. She enjoys travelling, good food, a good laugh and when she is not working Elsa loves to spend time with her family, friends and God.
Yvan Nsabimana ,Light4All Logistic Coordinator
Yvan is the first beneficiary of Light For All sponsorship, which enabled him to obtain his Bachelor in Diplomacy and International Relations. Yvan is a living testimony of the hardship that refugee young people go through as well as how solidarity and compassion shown by like L4A can change the course of someone’s journey. You can read Yvan’s story
As youth Liaison and Logistic Coordinator, Yvan spends endless hours working on the project. He always shows professionalism that immensely impresses the entire team. His diligence, patience, self-motivation as well as dedication have been a source of inspiration for the youth and their parents. We are fortunate to have Yvan on board who is an excellent model for the youth to emulate.
Mr. Hassan Shire, Light4All Patron
Hassan is a Somali-Canadian Pan-African human rights defender. He was the founder and co-director of Dr. Ismail Jumale Human Rights Centre and Chairperson of Peace and Human Rights Network in Mogadishu, before he was forced to flee his native Somalia.
In 2005, Hassan founded the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project, recently renamed Defend Defenders. Hassan serves as the Chairperson of the Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network. He also served as the Chairperson of Defend Defenders, a position which he held until February 2017, when he declined to stand for re-election after his second term ended.
Danielle Mbesherubusa Mittag, Light4All Communication and Development Outreach
Danielle is a lifelong learner of the Kirundi, French and English languages.
She joins Light4All with a wealth of experience in facilitating communication among stakeholders in the development field. Danielle’s previous functions include women counselling, documenting memory at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, and coordinating the Aegis Trust social program for Rwandan genocide survivors. Her last assignment in Central Africa’s Great Lakes region was at CATALIST, an agricultural development program implemented by IFDC, a science-based public international organization working to alleviate global hunger