Marie Claudine Mukamabano


PROFILE: Marie Claudine Mukamabano is a humanitarian, event organizer, artist, and poet

Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO, a Rwandan genocide orphan survivor, has received recognition from The Assembly of State of New York on May 2011 on the occasion of the Africa Day Celebration for turning a life of hardship into one of leadership and advocacy.

The 2013 African Brave Award Winner, 2012 Humanitarian Achievements Award Winner and the 2010 Ambassador for Peace.

She is the Founder & CEO of WHY DO I EXIST?/ KUKI NDIHO RWANDA ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT & The UN PEACE DAY IN RWANDA

On the occasion of the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations on February 2011, Marie Claudine was selected as the only representative of Africa women to speak on the panel “Sharing Knowledge – Joining Forces – Gaining Power: Mentoring as a Tool to Empower NGO Women”.

In 2007, as a Professional Mistress of Ceremonial and Special Event Organizer, she helped to establish “African Day Parade” and volunteered as Committee Member.

She gave a speech on March 2011 at the African Union’s conference on behalf of Rwanda & African women author on the theme: “A Tribute to Flora Nwapa: Gender Equality and The Empowerment of Women”.

Marie Claudine MukamabanoShe is also an influential speaker, actress, artist, and model. She dances at universities, churches and community groups as part of the Rwanda Dance Theater Company.

She performs at the International Commemoration Day to mark the 15th Anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide at the United Nations attended by the Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.

She was awarded a Marathon Peace Medal from the International Women for Peace in Kigali Rwanda and honored for being the first artist from Rwanda selected among 600 applicants worldwide to participate in the Robert’s International Theater Projects on May 2005.

After completed courses in nonprofit management at Baruch College and The Foundation Center.She graduated from the International Trauma Studies, a program directed by Dr. Jack Saul, Professor at Columbia University.

Specialties

She graduated with a distinction in School of Business Studies in Rwanda 2000.

She speaks English, French, Swahili and her language Kinyarwanda

Mistress of Ceremony,Motivational speaker,Dancer, Non profit management Consultant

Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO’s Experience

Creator

UN ‘s INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR PEACE by Rwandan Orphans in Kigali, Rwanda

June 2009 – Present (4 years 9 months) KIGALI – RWANDA, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY ,NEW YORK-USA

Owner

DANCE RWANDA THEATRE COMPANY

October 2005 – Present (8 years 5 months)

- Traveled with dance company and performed Rwandan dances at universities, churches ,community and culture centers.

- Created marketing materials and successfully arranged performances.

- Planned and organized travel arrangements for entire dance company, including booking plane tickets and hotels.

Founder

KUKI NDIHO RWANDA ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT

October 2005 – Present (8 years 5 months)

Founder and Executive Director

Founded a nonprofit organization with the mission of aiding orphans as a result of HIV and the genocide in Rwanda and raising awareness regarding the situation in Rwanda.

- Hired, trained and managed teams in New York, Belgium, South Africa and Rwanda in fundraising, program administration and instruction of the orphans in Rwanda.

- Researched potential donors and provided potential donors with marketing materials on the organization.

- Wrote weekly newsletters on organization’s activities and sent newsletters to existing donors.

- Conducted community outreach on behalf of the organization, including presentations at universities, high schools and churches.

Founder/ Chief Executive Officer

KUKI NDIHO RWANDA ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT

October 2005 – Present

African Culture Consultant & Translator

ARTS ENGINE INC

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Media Production industry

September 2008 – February 2010 (1 year 6 months)

- Acted as a Culture Consultant and Kinyamurenge/English, Lingala/English, Swahili /English and French/English Translator during the production of a documentary film on a Congolese refugee and human rights activist.

- Provided information on the culture and history of the Republic of Congo to the film production team, including writing reports and conducting presentations.

- Liaised with members of the community and organized film screenings at various locations, including at universities.

- Translated various interviews conducted with documentary film participants in Kinyamurenge, Lingala, Swahili, and French to English during the film editing process.

Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO’s Publications

RWANDA Flag Raising Ceremony to Honor UN’s International Day for Peace as a Symbol of Healing, Peace, Resilience,Hope and Forgiveness

www.whydoiexist.org

July 1, 2012

Authors: Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO

September 20,2011,Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO, She hosted UN’s International Day for Peace at Columbia University, New York City in Collaboration with Teachers College’s African Education Center for the first time in history.

Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO singing in New Jersey,Newark City Hall, October 25,2012

Her life mission is to promoter Peace, she call her self a Peacemaker.

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