It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce the sudden death of a dear and beloved colleague, Vital Bancako.

Vital was SPARK’s Communication and Field Coordinator in Burundi, and had been working for SPARK since March 2015. Throughout Vital’s two years at SPARK, his selfless service and dedication touched the lives of many people and he will be greatly missed as a colleague and friend. He made a major contribution to the communication and field coordination efforts in the country, as well as to the general work of SPARK in developing education, entrepreneurship and agri-business in Burundi.

From all at SPARK, our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences go out to Vital’s family and friends. He will be truely missed.