There is Hope is working with an incredible group of talented, passionate and devoted to the cause people. Our vision has always been to train and involve people from the local community and refugees from Dzaleka camp in the work. We want to see more enthusiastic people develop in their skills and knowledge, helping other and making a difference in the local community. At There is Hope, we aim to increase our paid staff, giving people income and dignity but we also rely on the generous contribution of our volunteers. We want you to see the people behind the work of There is Hope, the beautiful faces of so many incredible good people.
MEET OUR TEAM
OUR DYNAMIC AND DIVERSE TEAM CONSISTS OF MULTINATIONAL GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS AND PAID STAFF
Board of Trustees
John C. Mastern
I work as the General Secretary of Baptist Convention of Malawi. I have been part of the TIH’s Board for 3 years. I was motivated to serve in this ministry because it serves the disadvantaged people and the displaced.
It has been a year now since I left the leadership of TIH as its Executive Director. I joined the Board of TIH in 2021. My role is to support Management with fundraising and provide strategic advice where necessary. Seeing people who have lost hope see new light through friendship and love is a priceless experience for me. I foresee There is Hope expanding its reach further given its life-changing programmes and outstanding reputation for its ethics and leadership.
Chiza AP Jere
I am the Finance Director of Alliance One Tobacco Limited. I joined TIH’s Board in 2020. I enjoy empowering vulnerable people and supporting them to get their life back on track – as such, as a society, our progress will only be measured in how we treat the vulnerable members of our society and communities that we live. The mutuality of TIH in integrating Malawians and refugees in offering life skills and artisan apprenticeship is liberating and refreshing.
I am a Quantity Surveyor with 20+ years of experience in construction project management. I have been on the board since 2018. I am inspired by the impact of the services that TIH offers on the target group. For example, refugees would have lost hope to improve their socially and economically but TIH instills that hope.
Lomagazi M Jere
I am a lawyer with over 7 years of work experience in the public service. I hold a Bachelor of Laws (honours) from the University of London. I am currently working as the Principal Legal officer at the Office of Ombudsman. I joined the board of There is hope in 2020.
The Social Enterprise: Kibebe team
This is the team supporting over 40 artisans lovingly handcrafting eco-inclusive ethical products at Dzaleka refugee camp.
Vocational Training Team
Our vocational training programme is delivered under the leadership of teachers from the refugees and host community.
These are the teachers and translators behind our Vocational Training Programme.
Leadership Development Programme Staff
Here is the team in charge of our Leadership Development Programme.
(From left to right) Pastor Mickson Chunga (Leadership Development Coordinator), Reverend Anorld Katontha, Reverend Peter Waya, and Reverend Robert Banda