Rwanda Cinema Centre

Rwanda Cinema Centre

Rwanda Cinema Centre

 

RCC is led by Eric Kabera. Rwanda Cinema Centre aims to develop and improve access to film and new media in Rwanda. The Rwanda Cinema Centre will integrate their curriculum into MAP activities to build capacity and to support digital innovation and further dissemination of MAP related projects. 

The Woman Cultural Centre, Rwanda

The Woman Cultural Centre, Rwanda

The Woman Cultural Centre, Rwanda

 

Based in Butare, Huye Province, Rwanda, the Woman Cultural Centre (WCC) is an organisation that furthers the causes of women through cultural means. The WCC is home ot Ingoma Nshya, the women drummers of Rwanda and to other cultural intiatives. MAP is partnering with the Woman Cultural Centre to explore the use of drumming to address gender inequalities; as the ingoma (drum) has been traditionally used solely by men

The Rwanda Academy of Language and Culture (RALC)

The Rwanda Academy of Language and Culture (RALC)

The Rwanda Academy of Language and Culture (RALC)

 

  • MAP Role: MAP Partner
  • Location: Rwanda
  • Web profile: https://en.unesco.org/creativity/policy-monitoring-platform/rwanda-academy-language-culture

The main objective of the Rwanda Academy of Language and Culture (RALC) is to preserve and promote Rwandan National Language, culture and historical heritage. This is done by coordinating and promoting activities related to culture and creative activities. MAP will work with the RALC to establish networks and alliances for children and youth to inform policy-makers on issues of importance to their lives, especially pertaining to peacebuilding through arts-based methods.

Ministry of Education in Rwanda (MINEDUC)

Ministry of Education in Rwanda (MINEDUC)

Ministry of Education in Rwanda (MINEDUC)

 

 

 

  • MAP Role: MAP Partner
  • Location: Rwanda
  • Web profile: https://www.mineduc.gov.rw/about 

The general mission of the Ministry of Education in Rwanda is to transform the Rwandan citizen into skilled human capital for socio-economic development of the country by ensuring equitable access to quality education focusing on combating illiteracy, promotion of science and technology, critical thinking and positive values. The Ministry of Education will work alongside REB to inform the development of an arts-based curriculum for Rwanda’s National Curriculum Framework.

 

Rwanda Education Board

Rwanda Education Board

 

Rwanda Education Board

 

  • MAP Role: MAP Partner in Rwanda
  • Institution: Rwanda Education Board (REB)
  • Location: Rwanda
  • Twitter: @REBRwanda
  • Web profile: https://reb.rw/index.php?id=6

The Rwanda Education Board (REB) aims to improve the quality of education in Rwanda through curriculum development, development and management of teachers, assessment, and promote the use of information and communication technology in education. REB are working with MAP to develop an arts, music and drama curriculum which will be integrated into Rwanda’s National Curriculum Framework for Rwandan primary and secondary schools.

Chaste Uwihoreye

Chaste Uwihoreye

Chaste Uwihoreye

  • MAP Role: MAP at Home Co-Investigator
  • Institution: Uyisenga ni Imanzi
  • Position: Country Director
  • Location: Rwanda
  • Website: https://uyisenganmanzi.org.rw/

Chaste Uwihoreye is a MAP at Home Co-Investigator and a clinical psychologist practitioner, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Chaste is currently a PhD Candidate in Psychotherapy. Since 2011, Chaste has established programs in Rwanda that provide social, emotional , psychological and economic support for communities, and to promote solidarity and cohesion using culturally based arts. Chaste has been a Country Director of Uyisenga ni Imanzi since 2007, where Chaste ensures the alignment of organisational strategies, policies and values around safeguarding and child protection.

Prof. Ananda Breed (University of Lincoln)

Prof. Ananda Breed (University of Lincoln)

Prof. Ananda Breed (University of Lincoln)

Ananda Breed is Professor in Theatre at the University of Lincoln and author of Performing the Nation: Genocide, Justice, Reconciliation (Seagull Books, 2014) and co-editor of Performance and Civic Engagement (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) in addition to several publications that address transitional systems of governance and the arts. She has worked as a consultant for IREX and UNICEF in Kyrgyzstan on issues concerning conflict prevention and conducted applied arts workshops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Indonesia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Palestine, Rwanda and Turkey. Prior to this, she was the Co-director of the Centre for Performing Arts Development (CPAD) at the University of East London (2014-2017) and former research fellow at the International Research Centre Interweaving Performance Cultures at Freie University (2013-2014). She is currently Principal Investigator of AHRC GCRF Network Plus project Mobile Arts for Peace: Informing the National Curriculum and Youth Policy for Peacebuilding in Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda, Indonesia and Nepal (2020-2024), Principal Investigator of AHRC project Ubwuzu: Shaping the Rwandan National Curriculum through Arts, and Co-Investigator of AHRC GCRF Network Plus project Changing the Story (2017-2021).

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Pascal Banyurwa

Pascal Banyurwa

Pascal Banyurwa

  • MAP Role: Rwanda Team Member
  • Position: Arts coordinator
  • Location: Rwanda

Banyurwa Pascal has been the coordinator of arts in Nyabihu District since 2019. His responsibilities included coordinating all arts related activities in the District, promoting talents and mobilize youth and other people to wake up their talents. He has been a master dancer for Abambari cultural troop for 15 years. Pascal has also worked as translator for Family NGO at AEBR for two years.

In addition to that, he served as pastor and businessman and has gained a lot of experience in motivating youth since he was specifically in charge of youth in church service.

Pascal earned his diploma in Business Administration and Biblical related matters. He is a talented football player who did not have chance to continue his career but is still helping the youth from his village to develop their football skills and talents.

Gladys Inshuti

Gladys Inshuti

Gladys Inshuti

  • MAP Role: Artist
  • Institution: University of Rwanda
  • Position: Dancer and Dance Coach
  • Location: Rwanda

Inshuti Mukiza Marie Gladys is a Rwandan traditional dancer and coach; she has been actively participating in Rwandan Traditional dance industry since 2008 as a dancer and dance coach. She has been a dance coach for INYAMIBWA Cultural troop from University of Rwanda, in the same context she was a traditional dance coach for cultural troupes in different secondary schools. During her career of Coaching and Dance, she performed in international cultural festivals in Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya and France. Gladys is also a traditional coach of AMARIZA Cultural Troup from Nyamagabe district, which lead her to become the Secretary of Arts coordination committee in Nyamagabe District.

 

Beyond the above experience, Gladys is a bachelor holder in Biotechnology with a postgraduate degree in education and she has been a teacher of Biology and Cultural advisor since 2014. She has now 10 years experience in working with young people trough being a teacher and a traditional dance coach for different troupes either in schools, university and in non academic communities.       

 

Munezero Ferdinand

Munezero Ferdinand

  • MAP Role: Artist
  • Institution: Rwanda Arts Council
  • Position: Chair of Rwanda Arts Council
  • Location: Rwanda

Munezero Ferdinand was born in 1984. He is a passionate and Talented Traditional Artist and he has been participating actively in Rwanda Cultural Creative Industry (CCI) since 2004 as an artist in traditional dance, music, poetry and cultural media. He is now the Chair person of Rwanda Arts Council. He has 15 years of experience in youth empowerment, Mentorship and Arts Coaching; he has 5 years of professional experience in Secondary education as a teacher and career advisor. Ferdinand’s journey in Arts Together with professional facts knows and believes that the success in talents discovery within young people will create a successful generation in social and economic transformation. This was motivation for him to be confident and become the CEO and the founder of Voice of Generation Rwanda (VOG-Rwanda), a social enterprise for talent detection and career guidance for youth in secondary schools, working specifically with schools in remote areas, aiming at discovering the golden talents in young people and empower them to become agents for social and economic transformation by using their talents. Apart from arts experience, Munezero Ferdinand is an Engineer in Electronics and telecommunication with 5 years of experience in renewable energy and environment protection as a training and Communication Expert.

 

Dr. Sylvestre Nzahabwanayo (University of Rwanda)

Dr. Sylvestre Nzahabwanayo (University of Rwanda)

Dr. Sylvestre Nzahabwanayo (University of Rwanda)

  • MAP Role: Co-Investigator
  • Institution: University of Rwanda
  • Position: Lecturer, College of Education
  • Location: Rwanda
  • Website: https://ce.ur.ac.rw/

Sylvestre Nzahabwanayo is a Lecturer at the University of Rwanda, College of Education (UR-CE). He has completed a two-years Postdoctoral Fellowship in Education and Curriculum Studies at the University at Johannesburg (UJ) in South Africa. He holds a PhD in Education obtained from the University of the Witwatersrand – Wits (Johannesburg) in 2016. His doctoral dissertation is entitled: ‘Citizenship and values education in post-genocide Rwanda: An analysis of the Itorero training scheme for high school leavers’. His research area is political philosophy applied to education including issues, such as citizenship, values, and peace education with a focus on adolescents in conflict-affected communities. Nzahabwanayo is also Principle Investigator of a GCRF Global Engagement Network entitled ‘Building Cultures of Peace in Rwandan Schools’.

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Dr Kirrily Pells (UCL)

Dr Kirrily Pells (UCL)

Dr Kirrily Pells (UCL)

Kirrily Pells is Lecturer in Childhood at UCL Institute of Education where she is the Programme Leader for the MA Sociology of Childhood and Children’s Rights. Her research and teaching are in the field of childhood studies and concerns global childhoods and children’s rights especially in relation to violence, poverty and intersecting inequalities. Her current research focuses on memories in childhood and intergenerational relations. Kirrily is PI of ‘Connective Memories: intergenerational expressions in contemporary Rwanda’ which is exploring how memories are constituted, mediated and negotiated in intergenerational relations using arts-based methods. Kirrily also researches the intersections and dynamics between structural, symbolic and interpersonal violences in the lives of children and youth. She is a Research Associate with the Young Lives study, University of Oxford and led the research on violence affecting children in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam, in partnership with UNICEF Office of Research.  

Deus Kwizera (Kwetu Film Institute)

Deus Kwizera (Kwetu Film Institute)

Deus Kwizera (Kwetu Film Institute)

  • MAP Role
  • Institution: Kwetu Film Institute
  • Position: Videographer
  • Location: Rwanda
  • Website: 

Deus Kwizera is a videographer who works with Kwetu Film Institute. Deus has a passion for making documentaries, and has recently directed the Mobile Arts for Peace Rwanda documentary.  

Laure Iyaga (SANA Initiative)

Laure Iyaga (SANA Initiative)

Laure Iyaga (SANA Initiative)

  • MAP Role
  • Institution: Sana Initiative
  • Position: Founder and CEO
  • Location: Rwanda
  • Website: 

Laure Iyaga is the founder and CEO of the Sana Initiative which aims to break the stigma around mental health in Rwanda. Laure is a trained counselor and has a background in project management. She has helped to start conversations during Kwibuka 2019 to help people realize that everyone has mental health. She has been a involved with or a consultant for NGOs and organisations including Agahozo Shalom Youth Village and the Rwanda Psychological Society. 

Deus Kwizera (Kwetu Film Institute)

Jean Marie Vianney Ntawirema

Jean Marie Vianney Ntawirema

  • MAP Role: Master Trainer
  • Institution: Rwamagana Leaders School
  • Position: Teacher
  • Location: Rwanda
  • Website:

Jean Marie Vianney Ntawirema is a Master Trainer for the Mobile Arts for Peace Project and a teacher at Rwamagana Leaders School. In 2017, JMV was selected as a Mandela Fellow by the US Embassy, and studied education in the US. He is the chair of the Association of Teachers of English in Rwanda, Kayonza District. Jean Marie has worked closely with the US Peace Corps since 2014, and has held many teacher trainings in Kabare Sector. 

Deus Kwizera (Kwetu Film Institute)

Florence Nyiransengiumva

Florence Nyiransengiumva

  • MAP Role: Master Trainer
  • Institution: Lycée du Lac Muhazi ASPEJ 
  • Position: Kinyarwanda Teacher
  • Location: Rwanda
  • Web site:

Florence Nyiransengiumva is a Master Trainer for the Mobile Arts for Peace Project and a Kinyarwanda teacher at Lycee du Lac Muhazi ASPEJ. Florence calls herself MAP Mom and enjoys taking care of her family, MAP family and otherwise. She was a part of the team who translated the MAP Manual in to Kinyarwanda, adapting activities for the classroom. 

Deus Kwizera (Kwetu Film Institute)

Hassan Ngendahimana

Hassan Ngendahimana

  • MAP Role: Master Trainer
  • Institution: Friends of the Children International School
  • Position: Teacher
  • Location: Rwanda
  • Web site:

Hassan Ngendahimana is a Master Trainer for the Mobile Arts for Peace Project and a teacher at Friends of the Children International School. Hassan is a coach and extracurricular coordinator at FCIS, and leads the MAP club at his school. He was chosen as Best Teacher in Rwamagana District in 2018. 

Deus Kwizera (Kwetu Film Institute)

Esther Musabyimana

Esther Musabyimana

  • MAP Role: Master Trainer
  • Institution: Rwamagana A School
  • Position: Teacher
  • Location: Rwanda
  • Web site: 

Esther Musabyimana is a Master Trainer for the Mobile Arts for Peace Project and a teacher at Rwamagana A. 

Deus Kwizera (Kwetu Film Institute)

Germain Mbonigaba

Germain Mbonigaba

  • MAP Role: Master Trainer
  • Institution: Rwamagana A School
  • Position: Teacher
  • Location: Rwanda
  • Website:

Germain Mbonigaba is a Master Trainer for the Mobile Arts for Peace Project and a teacher at Rwamagana A for seven years. He holds a BA in Literature in English Education from University of Rwanda College of Education. He can speak fluently four languages. 

Deus Kwizera (Kwetu Film Institute)

Claude Ngaboyabahizi

Claude Ngaboyabahizi

  • MAP Role: Master Trainer
  • Institution: GS Munyiginya School
  • Position: Teacher
  • Location: Rwanda
  • Website:

Claude Ngaboyabahizi is a Master Trainer for the Mobile Arts for Peace Project and a teacher of English Literature at GS Munyiginya.