MEMBERS

PETR KOČNAR Founder and CEO

~Petr Kočnar is a young professional with an art background and a passion for equality. Originally from the Czech Republic, he previously worked in London as a retail manager, and in Nairobi, running educational programs for children on eco-farming. Petr believes that disability is not an inability, and works toward equal opportunities for handicapped people. Petr has taken classes in mental health care, patient manual handling and first aid, and is a certified massage therapist. In his spare time, he loves travelling and photography

ABIMANA JEAN CHANCE d'AMOUR Finance & Fundraising Manager

Jean Chance, nick named Jeda, joined TTA in May 2018. He is in charge of the TTAs finances and fundraising efforts. Jeda studied finance at ULK-Université Libre de Kigali (Kigali Independent University of Economics and Business studies). He's worked in finance the past 6 years and he is a fun person, loves his job and is a great colleague to us all. In his free time, he loves swimming, listening to music and playing badminton. He is a big fun of reading books, especially novels. His dream is to be an actor. Jeda has joined TTA for one purpose and that is to help TTA to grow and to help as many people with handicap as possible.

NDACYAYISENGA PLACIDE General Manager

Placide is our volunteer teacher. He joined us in July 2016 and teaches basic English as well as reading and writing for those who had no formal education. Placide performed various other jobs before his passion for helping others brought him to us. He says that TTA is like a family to him now. In his free time, he goes to church, reads books and watches tv series. He loves serving his country and participating in Umuganda.

MUKANKURANGA JEANNE TTA Staff

Jeanne came to TTA in 2015 as a member to learn how to weave baskets. She has also been studying English well and soon became a part of TTAs team. She got employed by TTA and is in charge of teaching new members to weave, welcoming visitors and organizing TTAs gallery. Jeanne lost her arm during a bus accident and she loves interacting with new TTA members and encourage them to join and be confident despite their handicaps.