Our Founders

Patrick Kiruhura

NGO Development Visionary, Board Member,

Stakeholder Liaison and Legal Representative


"I love the work, the children, and everything that comes along with this organisation."


Muragwa Bienvenue

Executive Director and Board Member


"I believe in education that builds a leadership character. That's why I am part of Root Foundation."

The Root Foundation heavily depends on a great service
by our national and international volunteers.


Francois Duniya

Assistant Director of Operations

"It is a big pleasure to work at Root Foundation as it is a big space for learning and an interesting workplace with people eager to help vulnerable children and youth. This workplace opens my eyes and mind about the reality of the struggle some people are facing which motivates me to give my contribution in some aspects."

Leander Heblich

Assistant Director of Partnerships and Development

Mwiseneza Francois

Center Coordinator

Tuyishime Providence

Operations Officer and Parents Facilitator

"Being a volunteer with the task of an Operations Officer and Parents Facilitator at Root Foundation gives me an opportunity to change people's lives and at the same time to improve my personal and professional development. It gives me the satisfaction of playing a role in someone else's life, helping street children who may not be able to help themselves. It is a way of giving back to my community while developing important social skills, leadership skills, and gaining valuable work experience at the same time."

Alina Heins

Mothers' Cooperative Manager

Tobias Leonhard

Brass Band Teacher

Gisele Iradukunda

Personal Development Program Officer

Carine Museminali

Parents Program Officer

Karen Riordan

Education Advisor and Fundraiser

Alan Riordan

English Teacher and Fundraiser

Tonny Mwolese

Brass Band Teacher

Hilde Cannoodt

Belly Dance Teacher

Bijoux Intayoberana

Traditional Dance Teacher


Football Coach

Tuyishimire Eraste "Collins"

Saturday Program Supporter

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Further Board Members

Kirsty Buxbom

Advisor on Organizational Development and Human Resources

Ralf Klahre

Realization of Educational Programs Advisor

Paul Klahre

Fundraising Advisor and Germany Operations

York-Philipp Cramer

Financial & Fiscal Oversight ​and Germany Partnership

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Contact Us



+250 786 006 709 (Muragwa Bienvenue)

+250 738 257 536 (Leander Heblich)

Root Foundation

Children's Center Batsinda

KG 24 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda

P.O. Box: 1579 Kigali