Masambiro is run by five volunteers who collectively serve as the ‘board’ of the organisation. Masambiro is supported by the Charities Advisory Trust, which provides the organisation with administrative support, and charitable status. This means Masambiro has almost no overheads or administrative costs and does not require its ‘board’ to be registered trustees.
The board meets regularly to track and monitor the work of Masambiro. Once a year one of the board members visits Malawi to review the projects and meet with the directors.
Who we are
Samuel Greene is a consultant for the International Institute for Environment and Development. Sam worked at Kunyanja for one year after finishing his Development Studies masters in 2012.
Jason Strelitz is Acting Assistant Director of Public Health at the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington. He was previously a policy advisor for child poverty at Save the Children. He received his PhD from the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion at the LSE. Jason is married to Mandy Wilkins and with Mandy founded Masambiro in 2004 having met the teachers of KSS on their honeymoon in Malawi.
Hannah Weisfeld is the director and founder of Yachad, an organisation that works to build support within the British Jewish community for a two-state solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian people. In 2007 she spent 6 months living and working in Malawi with the directors of Kunyanja and since her return has served on the board of Masambiro. She is also a trustees of Guy’s Trust.
Mandy Wilkins is a development manager in NSPCC’s Looked After Children team, leading on service development, learning and policy around children returning home from care. Mandy has worked in the statutory and voluntary sectors, combining service delivery with campaigning for change, with children and young people experiencing care, leaving care, asylum, youth justice, homelessness and educational exclusion. Mandy is married to Jason Strelitz, and with Jason founded Masambiro in 2004 having met the teachers of KSS on their honeymoon in Malawi.
Nikki Wimborne has over 15 years experience of working in the voluntary sector from direct service delivery to senior management roles. Nikki currently works for Cripplegate Foundation, a location based funder who provide grants, advice and support to local organisations.