Trained as a psychologist and educator, Damascene first worked as a Senior School Principal. Later, he carried out trainings in business management and in community well-being promotion. For the past twenty two years, he has been working with FXB in Rwanda, initially as Social and Administrative Manager, and later as Country Director.
Having acquired important expertise in the socio-economic and cultural dynamics of African great lakes communities, he substantially contributed in designing the FXB comprehensive program of support targeting orphans, vulnerable children and destitute families affected by HIV/AIDS in Rwanda, that he later developed in Uganda, Burundi and DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo).
Under his leadership, FXB was awarded a first grant from US President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) to launch 20 new Community Development Programs FXBVillages in Rwanda and Uganda, as well as a second grant to launch 14 other programs in 2012.