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Nov 23 2010 - 12:39 PM
Higher Education in Rwanda

Captured here is stimulating discussion on the challenges and opportunities of higher education in Rwanda with staff and students from representative institutions striving to make a difference. Our panel talk  offers several unique perspectives from members of Generation Rwanda and the Akilah Institute for Women. Michael Brotchner is Executive Director of Generation Rwanda (formerly known as Orphans of Rwanda), a non-governmental organization dedicated to helping orphans and socially vulnerable young people in Rwanda pursue a university education and become leaders in driving economic development and social reconciliation.  He is joined by Student Ambassadors, Patricie Uwase and Phillip Mulari who reflect on their educational experiences and connection to Generation Rwanda. Gisele Bahati and Anita Umutoni, students from the newly opened Akilah Institute for Women,  similarly describe their aspirations and experiences. Akilah transforms the lives of young women by empowering them with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to find meaningful employment and to serve as leaders in their communities. It opened in February 2010 with an inaugural class of 50 young women ages 18-25. Referencing Our Panel Talk: Higher Education in Rwanda, Tuesday, 10/19, 7:30-9:30pm Video by Michelle DeLateur