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Kuki Ndiho partners with community organizations, schools of all levels, religious and cultural institutions to gather, collect and ship much-needed clothing items to its orphans in Rwanda. Please write us if interested in learning more at Please include photos of yourself or your family to include with the individual clothing items so that we can thank you on our web site and so those to who receive the items will also know. snd

Annual Sneaker Drive

Seventh and eighth grader at the Christian Formation Student at St. Vincent Martyr Catholic Church in MADISON, NEW JERSEY are holding a sneaker drive for Rwandan Orphans through the holiday season. They will be collecting new or gently used sneakers in all sizes now. Please contact teacher Henry Page at EMAIL HERE


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Miss Global PEACE

A Rwandan Orphan, Genocide Survivor, Philanthropist, Humanitarian, Ambassador for Peace, Mult-Talented Artist and Actress , Self- Published Author , Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO, She is the New” MISS GLOBAL PEACE 2017 !!!!! Crowned by US Small Business Administration, Economic Development Supervisory Jennifer J. with Western African University Students Leaders Mr. Arnauld B. at the United Nations Committee on Commission on Statues of Women. CSW 61

“ Dear Marie Claudine Mukamabano
you are the perfect woman to wear that crown and sash, my dear! So glad I was able to get there today and hear you encourage others and ignite the creative energy of people around you through YOUR story of courage and reclamation! you are AWESOME!!! ” Kathleen. American Actress in New York City & Philanthropist.

” Hi Marie,
It was so nice to meet you today, and hear your inspiring entrepreneurial story. I am in awe of how the Lord has used you to accomplish his will, and how he used your desire to be a movie star, to create an inspiring documentary of your life. I was also so inspired by your energy and how you have served others and the Lord has returned it by providing for you. ”

” Congratulations. Quite an accomplishment. I never expected anything less. Your fame spreads!!” Said; Miss Jeri , My Entrepreneurship Teacher at FAST TRACK , NEW YORK, SMALL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

“Awesome woman and at a well deserved time. It’s women “Herstory” month.” Dianne a Facebook Friend.

During the genocide in Rwanda, I find myself jumping over the bodies of the people, children were being killed from my left and right, people were being shot in front of me. I really didn’t think I’d survive, I thought I’d die like everyone else. Therefore, I took a vow before God. I said, “Lord, if you save my life and I survive, I will do everything in my ability to help Rwandan orphans”.

Before that, my dream was to get a PhD in mathematics because I was really good in it. I was the first young girl in my school to win a scholarship to study Mathematics in the best Catholic school in Rwanda named “College Saint Andrew”. I was brilliant, So I thought nothing would stop me to get the PhD, and invent something which students would learn in school such as inventions of Archimedes, Pythagoras , or like others scientists who invented something that changed the world. It was a big dream for my age but I wanted to leave a legacy. My plan was to call it my full name “Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO”. I could visualize my invention in my dream when I was still in elementary school.

It would have been wonderful to have the students everywhere learning about my invention. So, the moment I made a promise to God to help the orphans, I changed my plan. I said that if God saved my life, I would not get the PhD in mathematics but instead I will study business and establish my organization to raise money, and to help orphans. Economics was my favorite field since it has a lot to do with math, because I really love math.

Due to the lack of the required number of students to study Economics, I was obliged to study business instead.

Why Do I Exist? Is a question I ask myself as a genocide survivor and I believe that my existence is to praise God and help others. I believe my existence is to change somebody’s life. I believe it’s my duty to promote peace, and to prevent evil acts by promoting the acts of kindness, and the benefits of performing God’s holiness.


In September 2005 when I was dancing with the Rwanda Dance Group, and we were talking about the genocide and the survivors in Rwanda. We were planning to figure out our next step as artists to help improve the lives of survivors, especially the orphans, which is my life’s mission. I remember telling Rwanda Super Star Jean Paul SAMPUTU that I wanted to name the organization that reflected myself, something that will make me definitely feel responsible for somebody. It came up in my mother tongue, KUKI NDIHO? “Why Do I Exist?” “Why I Exist?”

Sometimes, we blame other people for our failures; and we sit down with our arms crossed assuming that they will do something to solve our problems. I wanted to do something for the helpless to take responsibility, and make a difference in somebody’s life, because I wanted to acknowledge how God saved my life. That’s how Why Do I Exist came to life. It helped me to fulfill my promises to God, and the vow I made to God during the genocide in Rwanda.

THANK YOU so very much for all my friends and supporters who are helping to advance my Book writing project
Thank you so much for your ideas and guidance. Thank you. Thank you. May God continue to protect and bless you. Peace.
Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO
Founder & CEO of

Kuki Ndiho Foundation :: Why Do I Exist
MISS GLOBAL PEACE. with Mission to Promote Peace, Women & Girls Empowerment, Resolution 1325, Effective Leadership Communication , Entrepreneurship Technology and Social Media Marketing
More details about accomplishments of our New Miss Global Peace Please go to

MISS Global Peace
Miss Global Peace Pageant
was created to Promote Peace, Effective Leadership Communication, Education, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, among young women and young men all over the world.

We promote PEACE and stability across the world because, it is what makes everything possible, such as the arts( dance, poetry, music, and acting etc), Economic growth and makes HAPPINESS possible for all men kind. In addition, we promote Educations, because it is key to self-sufficiency for oneself, for one’s family and for one’s own community.
A proverb of an unknown origin once stated “Give a man a fish and he won’t starve for a day. Teach a man how to fish and he won’t starve for his entire life.”
Educations makes it possible for a man or a woman to live independently and totally empowered because he or she will live life on his or her own terms. Finally we will promote entrepreneurship, because like education it is essential that young men and women understand the know how, of creating their own business and running it to the point where it is successful. These days, many college graduates rely on either the government or existing companies to hire them. Our job is , to provide them with information that will make it realistic for them to became business owners one day. It will be the duty of the winners of the Miss Global Peace, to Promote These Ideas all over the world.


Miss Claudine, the Founder is working on PEACE MAGAZINE which is going to be published in 2 weeks.
We have differents Packages for people to promoter theirs organisations and what they do to promote Peace around the world.
$ 1000 PAGE
$ 200 1/4 OF THE PAGE
$ 50 Friends of Peace
Please let me know if you are interested.
Thank you and Have a wonderful Day
Author of THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA : Be Yourself & Change Somebody’s Life Today!
Tel: 347 465 4045


Secretary-General’s Message

21 September 2014

UN Secratary General Ban Ki- moon with Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO, a Rwandan Orphan Genocide Survivor who is the Transformational Author of THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA : Be Yourself & Change Somebody's Life Today! & The Founder & CEO of WHY DO I EXIST? KUKI NDIHO RWANDAN ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT

Today is the International Day of Peace.

Each year, on this day, the United Nations calls for a global ceasefire.

We ask combatants to put down their arms so all can breathe the air of peace.

Armed conflict causes untold grief to families, communities and entire countries.

Too many are suffering today at the brutal hands of warmongers and terrorists.

Let us stand with them in solidarity.

Peace and security are essential foundations for social progress and sustainable development.

That is why, three decades ago, the United Nations affirmed the right of peoples to peace.

Throughout the coming year, we will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.

Our organisation is founded on the pledge to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.

We have made much progress.

But much remains to be done.

We must douse the fires of extremism and tackle the root causes of conflict.

Peace is a long road that we must travel together – step by step, beginning today.

Let us all observe a minute of silence, at noon.

Let us all reflect on peace – and what it means for our human family.

Let us hold it in our hearts and minds and tenderly nurture it so it may grow and blossom.

Ban Ki-moon


Dear friends of the UN International Day of Peace,

As September begins,the energy is building toward an extraordinary Peace Day on September 21st. Never before have so many organizations come together to pool our efforts at building global support for this annual focus on peace. For those who are disheartened by the violent conflicts in various parts of the world, the International Day of Peace offers the hope of a new day dawning where people of all nations and cultures work together to build a worldwide culture of peace.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated in his message marking the 100-Day Countdown to the International Day of Peace on June 13, “History has shown that, no matter how fierce, conflict can end, peace can prevail and reconciliation can triumph. […] Over the coming 100 days we need to unite as a human family to deliver the right to peace by encouraging fighters to lay down their arms.”

Some of the groups that have spearheaded this special spirit of cooperation include Pathways To Peace, The World Peace Prayer Society, United Religions Initiative, Jane Goodall Institute, Cercle de Paix, International Cities of Peace, Unify, We, The World, Unity Foundation, Peace Day Philly, The Peace School, The Shift Network, Kosmos Journal, Be The Peace, the Gaiafield Project, PeaceLink Live, Compassion Games, and all of those working with the Peace Teams associated with the International Day of Peace NGO Committee at the UN. These groups share a focus on the Minute of Silence observed at 12 Noon in every time zone, creating a wave of peace that circles the globe.

Events may be posted at, which just got a new look. Please see a partial list of the thousands of activities planned for the 2014 International Day of Peace attached, with special thanks to Kosmos and the Shift Network for generously listing many of them on their sites. Be sure to follow the International Day of Peace Facebook page to keep abreast of the news and use @peaceday and ‪#‎peaceday‬ on Twitter.

The 2014 Peace Day Global Broadcast at will begin at 12 Noon (Pacific Time) on Saturday, September 20 and continue until midnight (Pacific Time) on Sunday, September 21. The broadcast program will then stream in continuous rotation until September 20th and 21st, 2015. Unity Foundation has :30 and :60 PSAs available. If you would like to receive the PSAs to forward to your media contacts, please email Bill McCarthy <>.

The Secretary-General also mentioned the power of music: “On 21 September, at concerts around the world — in major cities and small towns, in conflict zones and peaceful communities – people will broadcast this essential message. They will celebrate the value of human diversity and the strength of our unity.” An example is the concert that Peace One Day is organizing at Goma International Airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that is expected to unite more than 50,000 people to celebrate the hope for peace on September 21. And MasterPeace is organizing peace concerts for peace and disarmament in over 40 countries on September 21 in The Netherlands, from Kathmandu to Los Angeles, and from Mexico City via Istanbul to Cairo. Remember to ask your local radio station to play a set or a song for peace!

Please note this year’s theme, chosen by the United Nations, is “The Right of Peoples to Peace.” There is information on this vital theme, as well as the beautiful poster, at As this page affirms, “The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.”

Last, but certainly not least, there is a strong focus at the United Nations this September on the Sustainable Development Goals that will supplant the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. And Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hosting a major Climate Summit on September 23, which inspired a huge People’s Climate March that will take place in New York City – on the International Day of Peace! So let us all take to heart the vital foundation of peace that is key to all hope for sustainability in an uncertain future.

The time is now – and we are ready! Infinite gratitude to all of you who are putting your passion to work so that future generations may enjoy the Right of Peoples to Peace in the peaceful, joyful, healthy world of our dreams.

May Peace Prevail on Earth!


Deborah, Monica, Michael and Shawn
Co-Chairs, The International Day of Peace NGO Committee at the United Nations

P.S. to those in the NY area: United Nations High Level Forum on The Culture of Peace held on Tuesday, September 9 at United Nations Headquarters. Registration closed  at See you September 21 !