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.
I work with Baptist Publications. I have been on TIH’s Board since 2019. I am motivated to work with TIH since it lets me take part in the life transformation of the underprivileged.
I have been on There is Hope’s Board since 2015. I am passionate about TIH’s work because it involves alleviating poverty by educating displaced people so that they can be self-dependent.
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.
Issah Mzaliwa (translator), Fabrice Martin (translator), Lovemore Odillo (carpentry level 2 instructor) Sarah Kamwendo (plumbing instructor), Noel Chawala (welding instructor), George Matafale (bricklaying instructor), Berthilde Munkanzigiye (tailoring instructor), Bashali Delyson (carpentry level 1 instructor) and Justice Kwanunkhatonde (vocational training coordinator).
Lilambwe Centre Staff
We employ a number of people who are permanently based at our centre outside Dzaleka Refugee Camp, providing services to over 200 people a day.
From left-right: Aline Uwineza (Cleaner), Lazarus Manyonga (Gardener), Osly Ndhlovu (Centre Manager), Claudine Uwera (Administrative Assistant & Kibebe Production Supervisor).
Bible School Staff
Our Bible school is led by an inter-denominational, multicultural group of pastors.
Sadi Lukozi (translator), Johnson Lungu (translator), Pastor Munfano Farini Desire, Reverend Peter Waya, Pastor Maurice Banda, Reverend Robert Banda, Pastor Mickson Chunga (Leadership Development Coordinator) and Vincent Arnold (Librarian)