Local Partner – Quakers in Rwanda

Pastor Aaron Mupenda

Pastor Aaron is currently Clerk to Yearly Meeting and a past Head of College George Fox of Kagarama (CGFK). As a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and with over 10 years of experience in education, he understands that when poor students and orphans drop out of school it affects their future lives and can lead to a life on the streets. He believes that with financial and moral support students can have hope for the future.

Rev Jean-Paul Nsekanabo

Jean-Paul is currently Vice General Superintendent of Rwanda Yearly Meeting (Evangelical Friends Church of Rwanda) and previously served in many different capacities within the church. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from the Reformed Theological College in Uganda and is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Theology at the Nation to Nation University. He is a peacemaker and facilitates different peace programs including the Alternative to Violence Project (APV) and trains other pastors. He enjoys seeking ways to connect people to God, and developing a fellowship of believers. Jean-Paul is a social justice champion.

Cecile Nyiramana

Cecile has a degree in clinical psychology and is a past Clerk of the Rwandan Yearly Meeting. Passionate about peacebuilding, she is very concerned about vulnerable young people who don’t have hope for their future. In her peace career, she does everything she can to advocate for these young people. She believes that once we educate such young people, we are giving hope and positively impacting their lives. It will not only help them but also their families and Rwanda at large.

Daniel Nteziyaremye

Daniel is a Rwandan Quaker peacebuilder. He is currently the National Program Field Coordinator for Turning the Tide, a social justice and peacebuilding programme. He also serves as a board member of Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities, an Africa Great Lakes Initiative. Daniel’s passion is peace-building where he has 15 years work experience. He designs and facilitates training workshops and has a wide understanding of education in Rwanda as a high school teacher. His dream is for sustainable social justice.

Pastor Joseph Mugarukira

Head of ESK School and originally from the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) and born in 1976, Joseph studied management and administration at University. After graduation, he taught at College George Fox Butaro from 2005-2015. In 2016 he was promoted to Head Teacher at the Quaker School ESK. He is also a Pastor in the Quaker church.