Association pour la Solidarité et l’Assistance Socio-Sanitaire (ASASS) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization created in Burundi. ASASS supports grassroots education, health, hygiene, rural development and sustainability initiatives in Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
ASASS brings together young academics, professionals, and volunteers coming from different Civil Societies of the African continent and Organisations both at the national and province level in Burundi. At ASASS, we do not discriminate; 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.
Through bringing communities and people what they need today, tomorrow and in the future, we save lives; helping to prepare and transform younger generations into valuable members of sustainable communities. Communities which advocate for improved policy, healthcare, education and the right to access what people and their families need.
The ASASS leadership is made up of three bodies:
General Assembly (GA)
The General Assembly is the sovereign body of ASASS within laws, regulations and within the limits of the bylaws. It is composed of all members who have the right to vote and to be elected.
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, ensure proper management and assist ASASS in making better decisions.
It is composed of:
Legal Representative and President
Madame Florence Ntakarutimana
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.
Even though it is 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: