FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Marie Claudine Mukamabano
Seminar Press Conference on Fundraising to be Held by Rwandan Genocide Survivor
On Friday, August 8, 2014, Marie Claudine Mukamabano, an Orphan Survivor of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, will hold a Seminar Press Conference entitled, “Fundraising Through Social Media, Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship” at
the Church Center of the United Nations (777 1st Avenue Avenue, East 44th Street) in New York City,
Time: from 5:30PM until 8:30PM.
At the press conference,
Claudine will announce the release of her book, “The Power of Social Media: Be Yourself & Change Somebody’s Life Today.
” Her audiobook is an excellent resource for every person who seeks to maximize the use of social media to change the lives of others. In her book, Ms. Mukamabano describes the potential growth each person has to expand a company and bring it to a level beyond one’s imagination. She offers her life’s work as an example in a thrilling, entertaining, and exciting matter. In her audio book, no one will leave disappointed, but be , but be empowered to effectively use social media.
After losing her parents, sister, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, loved ones, friends, classmates, and fellow countrymen during the Rwandan Genocide, Ms. Mukamabano’s Catholic faith inspired her to seek the answer to the question of KUKI NDIHO — Why Do I Exist, in her native tongue. This question now serves as the name of her organization, Why Do I Exist/ Kuki Ndiho Rwanda Orphans Support Project , which she established in 2005 to raise awareness on the genocide in Rwanda, help survivors, and aid orphans of HIV. (For more information or to provide any donation to support this humanitarian effortt, please visit whydoiexist.org.) For Sponsorship , Collaborations or Partnership please call 347 465 4045
Please meet our the Chair of our Seminar:
H.E Dr. Mamadou Tangara, Ambassador of Gambia to the United Nations
HE. Mr. Tangara held various positions within the Government of the Gambia from 2010 to 2013, serving as Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, as well as Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad.
He also briefly served as Minister for Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters. Previously, he served as Coordinator of the National Authorizing Office Support Unit for European Union-funded programmes and projects in the Gambia, a position he held from 2008 to 2010.
In 2009, Mr. Tangara was appointed by the President of the Gambia as focal point on matters related to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Science Sector.
From 2002, Mr. Tangara held various positions at the University of the Gambia, first as Lecturer, then as President and Chairman of the University Governing Council, a position which he still holds.
Early in his career, he was Editor-in-Chief of La Lune, a magazine for French learners published in French. Mr. Tangara holds a Doctor of Philosophy in social sciences from the Université de Limoges in France and two master’s degrees from the same university and the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. Born in Banjul in 1965, Mr. Tangara is married and has children.
Special – Guest & Speakers ;
H.E ISAIAH Z. CHABALA ,He is the former Ambassador of Zambia to the United Nations and International Organizations in New York.
Isaiah Zimba Chabala is the Founder and President of Visionary Consulting Associates, an international development consulting group that provides planning and resource development services for international organizations, national governments and development agencies.
The consulting group specializes in international relations, human rights, finance and development, sustainable development, community-based and grassroots development, poverty alleviation, gender equality, empowerment of women and girls, and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
A career foreign service officer and senior government official for many years, Ambassador
Chabala served as Under-Secretary for Budget and Economic Affairs and Director of Economic
and Technical Cooperation, among other senior government appointments. He is the former
Ambassador of Zambia to the United Nations and International Organizations in New York and Geneva, the European Union and, concurrently, to Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.
He is Strategic Partner with Pickering & Associates and InternetSpeech, and Senior Advisory with
DaMina Advisors, LLP. He serves on the boards of non-governmental organizations in special consultative status with the United Nations, including the Global Alliance for Women’s Health and Innovation: Africa. He also serves as international consultant with Starkey Hearing Foundation, the largest provider of free hearing aids to poor children and adults in the world.
He is the Founder/President of Visionary Empowerment, Inc, a nonprofit corporation that has established a women empowerment organization in Zambia, providing sustainable business skills and life-skills training for women and girls, including HIV/AIDS orphans and widows, particularly in rural and under-served communities. He is also the Trustee of The Hidden Voice Center for children with disabilities in Zambia.
Ambassador Chabala is a graduate of the University of Zambia (Economics and French); St. Peter’s College, Oxford University (Foreign Service); University of Bath (Fiscal Studies); and holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs in New York City. He is widowed with two adult children and resides in Manhattan, New York City.
Mr. Mike Murphy is a licensed clinical social worker,addictions specialist and founder of the Center For Compassionate Communication in Nyack, NY
He is the Alternatives to Violence Project outside coordinator for Otisville and Eastern Correctional facilities in NY. His mission is to Build Beloved Community through training Peace Ambassadors in conflict transformation, trauma recovery and restorative practices. For years, Mike has creatively integrated the communication skills of Nonviolent Communication with the Trans formative Power
of the Alternatives to Violence Project. He has recently offered workshops in Kenya which wereenthusiastically received and appreciated.
Please meet our Press Conference Hostess.
The Only ONE, Miss Dede Omon
Omon Okor has established herself as the radio personality and host of African Connection, Splash Radio, an
Her mission now is to assist the orphans still living on her continent of origin. She is known by many for her ability to seek goodness in others and to provide for others in need by sharing whatever she has
outreach, innovative program discussing, informing, and raising the awareness of its listeners regarding the global oppression of women and children.
Omon was born in the village of Uromi, Edo State, Nigeria. She draws on her own and very personal life experiences to reach out to her sisters and to engage her guests and listeners in meaningful commentary. Omon has interviewed candidates running for political office, program sponsors raising money for the education of women, and rising African artists. Educated in Nigeria only as a very young child, Omon learned to read, write, and speak English on her own, using materials given to her by a priest. Omon’s survival can only be attributed to her deep religious faith and an incredible strength to rebound from utter despair.