Rev. Jeanne d’Arc Muhongayire is the founder and the Executive Director of Bamporeze Association (BA).
The idea of establishing Bamporeze was motivated by the unfortunate repercussions left by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi where over 1 million people lost their lives, a significant number of people fled the country and others were charged and jailed due to the Genocide related crimes. This left a worrying number of vulnerable orphans, Widows and Widowers in dire need of humanitarian and Psychological support. In an effort to combat those challenges, to advocate for child rights and to promote women empowerment, in 1996 Bamporeze Association was founded.
Under her leadership Bamporeze has implemented several programs and projects to support Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children (OVCs), People Living With HIV/AIDS, Vulnerable Women and Youth in and out of school. Through out the years, BA has continued to take a stance and to promote Education, inclusion and self-reliance among its beneficiaries. Today, BA is a reputable organisation with partners locally and internationally.
Currently, Jeanne d’Arc serves as a reverend pastor at Bethesda Holy Church as a way to heal people spiritually and contribute to active community citizenship through the power of a prayer.