To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we will have a number of special public events and we are delighted that Jeanne Mwiliriza, founder and programme coordinator of Tubahumurize, will be in Edmonton for these events. All are welcome. Please join us for these free public events!
Friday July 27 2018
“Helping Women in Rwanda to Rebuild Their Lives”
Public presentation by Jeanne Mwiliriza on the work of the Tubahumurize Association for Women in Rwanda
7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 9915 148 Street, Edmonton
SATURday July 28 2018
Come to our Saturday Garden Market to meet Jeanne Mwiliriza and other special guests
Enjoy a walking tour of the garden and orchard, and pick up some of our fresh, delicious produce
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at U of A South Campus (see our Visit Us page for directions)
For more information: e-mail email@example.com
Rwandan Handicrafts will be available for sale at both public events
Additional Information on Jeanne Mwiliriza – Tubahumurize Association Founder & Program Coordinator
After losing her husband and more than 50 members of her extended family during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, Jeanne, a social worker, organized groups of female survivors to share their stories and provide one another with emotional support. In 2006, she founded Tubahumurize Association, and today, she directs its programs. These include a sewing and embroidery vocational program, individual and group trauma counselling services, health education, and a micro-credit loan program that enables women to start small businesses to support their families. Jeanne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, a certificate in micro-finance, and several certificates in trauma counselling. In 2015, she won the US Embassy’s Women of Courage Award in recognition of her work at Tubahumurize. Jeanne is passionate about the Association’s development and aspires to strengthen and diversify the types of vocational training that Tubahumurize provides. Her dream is to create the first women’s shelter in Rwanda and work towards this is underway.