Our Staff


Albert Rutikanga - Founder

Albert Rutikanga

Albert Rutikanga is a professional and passionate educator who was born in the Eastern province of Rwanda. As Genocide Survivor, Albert believes that Peacedu is the best channel to build a society-free from the genocide ideology. Albert runs professionally and diligently day-to-day Peacedu operations. Albert holds Bachelor’s degree in French English with Education and has facilitated numerous workshops in Rwanda about genocide and Holocaust education and Human Rights education. He is more conversant with different education approaches promoted by USC Shoah Foundation and Educators Institute for Human Rights. Albert was involved in teaching students from Quebec, Canada about genocide against the Tutsi through using video conference. Albert was leading the umbrella of genocide survivors Ibuka in former Rukara district in Eastern province of Rwanda. He lives in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda.

Maniraho Manasseh - Executive Director

Maniraho Manasseh

Maniraho Manasseh is a Genocide survivor born on 1/1/1986. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Finance.  He was involved and active in different Genocide activities of AERG in both Secondly school and University. He participated in work to remember. He strives for a community that lives in harmony and understands the importance of conserving Human rights, peace, and stability.  He was also a guild president of students at Unlak sales manager B&C general supply ltd. He was also president of youth volunteers at Rwamagana. Currently, he is involved in the growing activities of PeacEdu Initiative Rwanda as Executive Director. Manasseh is also committed to making a change in the community.

Umuhire Joyce - Project & Operations Manager

Umuhire Joyce

Joyce Umuhire was born on 25th July 1997 in Rwanda, Gasabo District. Studied her primary and Secondary school at Sonrise High-school in Musanze district with high distinction in Arts from 2007- 2018. She studied Literature, Economics, and History plus other extra subjects. She is currently finishing her Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Management in Global Perspectives at Southern New Hampshire University under Kepler. An author of the recent book “The Letter.” Passionate about Human Rights and Peacebuilding. She has facilitated several workshops on forgiveness reconciliation in different clubs. She has volunteered as an assistant teacher at Kayonza primary school and been in Human and Leadership Clubs. She health Care management and public health. She is currently working as a Program Manager at PeacEducation Initiative Rwanda in Rwanda. PeacEducation Initiative Rwanda is a non-Governmental organization which is more engaged in healing the wounds caused by 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, reconciliation, Peace Building, Human rights Education, and Social Economic Development so as to create tolerant society in order to live in harmony. She also writes books and scripts for movies. She likes helping and working in charity organizations.

Yvone Karugenge - Social media volunteer

Yvone Karugenge

Yvonne is a professional journalist media industry and she has been publishing very important articles featuring unity and reconciliation efforts. Her coverage while working for local radio stations have attracted a good number of people and she has been receiving outstanding feedback from different corners of Rwanda. She has an accurate understanding of Peacedu vision and believes in its driving mission. That is why she uses all her media and public relations skills to scale-up its visibility especially through different media platforms. Yvonne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from University of Rwanda, Kigali Campus and she lives in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda.

GASANA LEONARD - COMMUNITY MOBILIZER VOLUNTEER

GASANA LEONARD

I  am a proud Rwandan citizen born 16 July 1992, in Uganda, I studied my primary school at G.S MUZIZI in Rukara sector and secondary studies at Ngarama (college de Baptiste de Ngarama) and A’ level at college de Gisenyi (Inyemeramihigo) in the combination of Physics, Chemistry, and mathematics(PCM)   Currently am an A2 holder in the combination of PCM (mentioned above).and currently am a youth volunteer in Rukara sector where I deal with the responsibility of helping genocide survivors, poor people, and too many activities, And also I was a pump attend in 2015,  also  I was a station manager from 2016 until 2018. Above those activities, I was verificator of RSSB(Rwanda social security board) in Rukara section(healthy center Rukara in 2019). in 2020 I was an agent of BaBYL Healthy in Rukara healthy center.   And now am a community mobilizer in peace education initiative Rwanda, and I have facilitated different programs of Rwandan development which include: helping poor people in the development process, health care, rebuilding, and other different activities.   working closely; with vulnerable genocide survivors and perpetrates who confessed their role during Genocide against the Tutsi to better improve their lives, reconciliation, and peacebuilding.                                        

Contacts: +250788324915

Email:gasanaleo10@gmail.com 

Facebook: Gasana leonard

Thanks for whatever you have in your heart. Be blessed.

Claudette Mukabutare - CLUB AND OUTREACH volunteer

Claudette Mukabutare

Mukabutare joined Peacedu with good understanding of youth empowerment initiatives .She has worked with different youth organizations especially those operate in the formal education systems. She is travelling nationwide teaching peace and human rights education while always focusing on the role of young people to build safe future generation. .Mukabutare lives in Kigali and she is happily married with two kids.