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EMAIL MAIRE CLAUDINE
Phone: 347.465.4045
In USA:
KUKI NDIHO RWANDA
ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT
1186 FULTON STREET
BROOKLYN, NY 11216 USA

In Rwanda:
KUKI NDIHO RWANDA
Paroisse Ste FAMILLE
PO. BOX 442 KIGALI, RWANDA

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SNEAKER DRIVE

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 info@kukindiho.org 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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Rwandan Orphans Received A Visit

​F​​OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Marie Claudine Mukamabano
Phone: (347) 465-4045
Email: Claudinepeace@gmail.com

Rwandan Orphans Received A Visit

On Saturday, April 26, 2014, Ms. Ola Kwiatkowska, Josiane, and Peace Eugenho Mg visited the Kimisagara Orphanage in Kigali, Rwanda. The visit was facilitated by Ms. Claudine Mukamabano. Founder & CEO of Why Do I Exist/ Kuki Ndiho Rwanda Orphans Support Project.
Ms. Mukamabano expressed her deep gratitude and appreciation for their visit. She said, “Many orphans and genocide survivors need someone who can just visit them, come close to them, and show them that they are not alone.”

She continued, “Thank you very much for doing this POWERFUL & VERY MEANINGFUL ACTION. Please continue to heal our wounded hearts. May God continue to bless your hearts and fulfill your desires as you remember and care for the Rwandan Orphans. Your Presence, Love, Care and gifts will remain in the mind and hearts of those orphans forever. Please accept my acknowledgment and appreciation. I thank you on their behalf.”

Ms. Kwiatkowska felt truly welcomed during her visit in Rwanda. She said, “I thank Marie Claudine for her beautiful and heartfelt initiative, and for introducing me to her friends and colleagues.”

Miss Josiane ,Kuki Ndiho Staff & Miss Ola with Rwandan Orphans

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)​?​ 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 effort​, please Call 347 465 4045 or visit www.whydoiexist.org
Make your Financial Contribution (checks ) payable to:

KUKI NDIHO RWANDA ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT
1186 Fulton Street, Brooklyn,NY 11216

Thank you!

Miss Josiane & Eugene ;Kuki Ndiho Kigali Team at Kimisagara Orphanage ,

Ms. MUKAMABANO is the Author of an Audio Book, ” THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA: Be Yourself! Change Somebody’s Life Today!”, 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 empowered to effectively use social media.

​​​The 2014 ‘Impact Maker in Development on the African continent’
” Before I begin, I would like to thank Marie Claudine Mukamabano, for gracing us with such a moving song “ . Said ; UN Secretary – General Ban Ki- moon’s remarks at fifteenth commemoration of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda in New York, 7 April 2009

The 2013 Africa Brave Award Winner, 2012 Humanitarian Achievements Award Winner , 2011 African Community Leader Award Winner & 2010 Ambassador for Peace Award Winner Marie Claudine Mukamabano, an orphan-survivor of Rwandan genocide, 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.

October 25, 2012 , Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO, initiated the Rwanda Flag Raising Ceremony in Newark City Hall in New Jesery as a Symbol of Healing, Peace,Resilience,Hope and Forgiveness , to Honor UN’s International Day for Peace by Supporting Rwandan Orphans. Event was so successful

She is the Founder , Chair-girl and CEO of Kuki Ndiho Rwanda Orphans Support Project , an organization that she established in 2005 to raise awareness on the genocide in Rwanda, help survivors, and aid orphans of HIV. In a personal capacity, she also serves as a mentor to many of the children, helping to build their confidence and give them inspiration.
After losing her parents, sister, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, loved ones, friends, classmates, and fellow countrymen during the Rwandan Genocide, her Catholic faith inspired her to seek the answer to the question of KUKI NDIHO? (Why do I exist?-Pourquoi J’existe?). This question now serves as the name of her organization, which has an extensive fundraising program in New York, as well as a presence in Belgium and South Africa. The thousands of dollars raised thus far continue to support hundreds of orphans in Rwanda

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”.
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”. She won an Ambassador for Peace Award on May 2010.
In 2007, as a Professional Mistress of Ceremonial and Special Event Organizer, she helped to establish “African Day Parade” and volunteered as Committee Member of the mission to promote a positive image and culture of Africa in The United States and others westerns countries.

Marie Claudine is also an influential speaker, actress, artist, and model. As artist, she dances at universities, churches and community groups as part of the Rwanda Dance Theater Company. As singer, 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 Wilson’s International Theater Projects in New York City on May 2005.

She speaks English, French, Swahili and her language Kinyarwanda. She graduated with a distinction in School of Business Studies in Rwanda 2000, and has recently completed courses in nonprofit management at Baruch College and The Foundation Center. She graduated recently from the International Trauma Studies, a program directed by Dr. Jack Saul, Professor at Columbia University.

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GLOBAL DAY FOR PRAYER HEALING FOR RWANDAN ORPHANS

YOU ARE INVITED !
SAVE THE DATE , FEBRUARY 7, 2017.
The WHY DO I EXIST ? KUKI NDIHO RWANDA ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT
Request Your Presence and Support
to Our Global Day for HEALING PRAYER TO HEAL WOUNDED HEARTS OF RWANDAN ORPHANS as well as Orphans around the World.
Join us in spirit of Honoring UN ‘s Resolution to Request Assistance to survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, particularly ORPHANS, Widows and Victims of Sexual violence.
Thank you.

TIME : 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm

DATE : Tuesday, FEBRUARY 7,2017

LOCATION : UN CHURCH CENTER
E 44 Street & 1 St Avenue.

Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO singing and dancing with Rwandan orphans at Gisimba orphanage in Kigali , capital of Rwanda in Africa

ALL ARE WELCOME YOU ARE ALL WELCOME

EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

For Collaborations, Partnership and Sponsorship or DONATIONS
Please Call Marie Claudine Mukamabano 347 465 4045
or E-mail: claudinepeace@gmail.com
www.whydoiexist.org
www.unitedmethodistwomen.org

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Testimonial of a Rwandan Teenager Orphan Girl :
“For children like us who live in child headed households, when we have no parents, we live under very difficult conditions; life is very hard and there are times when we are actually even starving,” says Justine a 14 Years Old Teenager Orphan Girl lives in Rwanda.

According to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), there are more than one million orphans in Rwanda. The highest proportion of these were orphaned as a result of the genocide in 1994, however since then, increasing numbers of children are being orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS.

It is common to see older children raising younger ones by themselves in post-genocide Rwanda today. After the genocide, Rwanda had among the highest proportions of child-headed families in the world — some 42,000 households struggling to raise an estimated 101,000 children.

Many of these children do not go to school or eat regularly. Some, as a result of the widespread rape during the genocide and the increased spread of HIV/AIDs, are now falling ill themselves. Many are at risk of exploitation and abuse. It is a generation that has lost its childhood and whose future is very much at risk.

One of the greatest challenges facing Rwanda today is how to care for its massive population of orphans.

Please Join us

HEAL & EMPOWER RWANDAN ORPHANS TOGETHER !

Your Sister in Kindness and Making a Difference

Marie Claudine

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Marie Claudine Mukamabano
Genocide Survivor, Rwandan Orphan
Transformation Global Teacher in Making a Difference in Yourself and around You.
Impact-maker in African Continent
Global Professional Speaker
Genocide Survivor, Rwandan Orphan who decided to BECOME A VICTORIOUS instead of just being a VICTIM.
Self – Published Author :
THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA : Be Yourself & Change Somebody ‘s Life Today !
Incredible Leader,
WOMEN INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD WINNER
Multi- LEADERSHIP & PEACEMAKER Awards Winner for Turning a Life of Hardship into One of Leadership and Advocacy by Creating The WHY DO I EXIST ? / KUKI NDIHO RWANDA ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT
www.whydoiexist.org
Tel: 347 465 4045
E-mail: claudinepeace@gmail.com

———————————————————— Q & A ABOUT THE GLOBAL HEALING PRAYER FOR RWANDAN ORPHANS —————————————————

1.What are your aims and objectives in hosting the meeting?

The United Methodist Women at UN Church Center in Collaboration with the WHY DO I EXIST ? KUKI NDIHO RWANDA ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT
Request Your Presence and Support
to Our Global Day for HEALING PRAYER TO HEAL WOUNDED HEARTS OF RWANDAN ORPHANS as well as Orphans around the World.
Join us in spirit of Honoring UN ‘s Resolution to Request Assistance to survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, particularly ORPHANS, Widows and Victims of Sexual violence.
Thank you.

2.Who are the audience ?

NGOs, UN DIPLOMATS Church Members, Peacemakers, Peace Builders, everybody who cares for RWANDAN Orphans and Humanity.

3.What are the expected outcomes ?

Pray for Rwanda orphans, Healing, Raising awareness of Rwandan Orphans Problems , Raising Funds to Support Orphans to pay Schools Fees and to Teach Them How to Create Income GENERATING Activities by Using Technology and Local and Global Resources

4.Follow up plans ?

Create Training Locations and Facilitation in Rwanda to Train Orphan and teach them how to create some income generating activities , To HEAL AND EMPOWER THEM. We will run these programs in different places of Rwandan in Collaboration with Local Community Centers , Local Churches as well as Grassroots Organizations in Rwanda with Different RWANDAN Catholic Youth Movements , SCOUTS, XAVIER, CHARISMATIC YOUTH PRAYER GROUPS

5.Background of event :

During the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda, many survivors lost their loved ones and in Rwanda we have over one Million Orphans, most of them give up hope for Tomorrow , dropped out the schooling
Teenagers Orphans Girls become pregnant while others resort to prostitution .

Thus, in the spirit of Leave no ONE BEHIND WE ARE COMING TOGETHER TO PRAY FOR HEALING AND EMPOWERMENT

“For children like us who live in child headed households, when we have no parents, we live under very difficult conditions; life is very hard and there are times when we are actually even starving,” says Justine. ORPHANS GIRL 14 YEARS OLD

According to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), there are more than one million orphans in Rwanda. The highest proportion of these were orphaned as a result of the genocide in 1994, however since then, the increasing numbers of children are being orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS.

It is common to see older children raising younger ones by themselves in post-genocide Rwanda today. After the genocide, Rwanda had among the highest proportions of child-headed families in the world — some 42,000 households struggling to raise an estimated 101,000 children.
Many of these children do not go to school or eat regularly. Some, as a result of the widespread rape during the genocide and the increased spread of HIV/AIDs, are now falling ill themselves. Many are at risk of exploitation and abuse. It is a generation that has lost its childhood and whose future is very much at risk.
Tens of thousands of children in Rwanda are forced to make a living on the land without help from adults. For the past seven years, UNICEF in conjunction with the government of Rwanda have been helping children gain specialized skills in agriculture and providing them with tools and other supplies.

6. Your personal history:

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 other 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 make the students everywhere learn 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 proclaiming God’s message by living according to His will.
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 our failures on other people; and we sit down with our arms folded 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 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.

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Congratulations to the Graduates on Trauma & Stress Reduction Training in Kigali, Rwanda

“Udahari igiti ntikimugwira “
Abatarabonetse muri aya mahugurwa mwarahombye pe, nkurikije ibyizwe ndetse n’ubuhamya bw’abahise bashyira mubikorwa ibyo bize / technics bize n’ubumenyi bahawe ndetse nuko byahise bibagirira akamaro nahise numva rwose abatarabashije kuboneka mumahugurwa barahombye cyane. Pole sana.
Nongeye gushimira cyane abitabiriye amahugurwa bose ndetse bakayakurikirana kugeza kumunsi wanyuma urangiye, Kuko abahanga bavuga ko 95% of Success is to Show up!
Wa mugani w’umunyarwanda ngo : ” Udahari igiti ntikimugwira”.
Congratulations kubahabaye.
Nashimishijwe cyane no kumva ko mwiboneye ko aya mahugurwa arimwe afitiye akamaro ku giti cyanyu mberenambere nk’imfubyi za Genocide.
kuko wa mugani ujya gutera uburezi arabwibanza kandi ngo ijya kurisha ihera kurugo.
Ntawe utanga icyo adafite.
Congratulations kubabonetse mumahugurwa , bakayakora kandi bakayarangiza. Muri abantu babagabo.

Graduate Students from Training about Trauma and Reducing Stress in Kigali, Rwanda, Africa

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