Masambiro is run by five volunteer trustees. This means Masambiro has almost no overheads or administrative costs. 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
Ravina Bijlani was one of the first volunteers at Kunyanja School where she taught maths. Ravina is an accountant by training and is Treasurer of Masambiro.
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 Director of Public Health in the London Borough of Newham. 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 children’s social worker working in Brent in London. Mandy is married to Jason Strelitz, and with Jason founded Masambiro in 2004 having met the teachers of KSS on their honeymoon in Malawi. Mandy is Chair of Masambiro.