Founder & Program Coordinator
Telephone: +250 788 520 874
Following the 1994 genocide of nearly one million people in Rwanda, Jeanne made it a regular practice to organize groups of female survivors to share their stories and provide one another with emotional support. In 2006, Jeanne founded Tubahumurize Assocation and today she coordinates all of our programs. Jeanne has a degree in sociology from the University of Rwanda, a certificate in micro-finance from Bangladesh, and has earned several certificates in trauma counselling in Rwanda. She is passionate about the Association’s development and aspires to strengthen and diversify the types of vocational training that Tubahumurize provides. In 2015 Jeanne won the US Embassy’s Women of Courage Award. Jeanne’s ultimate dream is to create the first women’s shelter in Rwanda.
Prior to the genocide in Rwanda, Charlotte served as teacher in a primary school for deaf and mute children in Kigali. After working to reunite families with Save the Children after 1994, Charlotte was recruited to become a certified trauma counsellor in 1999. In 2007, Charlotte sought the opportunity to become a licensed clinical psychologist, and spent four years at the Institute of Agriculture, Technology, and Education of Kibungo. Charlotte has earned many certificates in trauma counselling and supervision. Though Charlotte has played an integral role in Tubahumurize Association’s activities since its inception, she joined our team full-time in 2014.
Shema Valentin Butera
Director of Operations
Telephone: +250 788 428 580
Sewing Instructor, Tubahumurize Cooperative
Sewing Instructor, Tubahumurize Sewing & Embroidery School
Embroidery Instructor, Tubahumurize Sewing & Embroidery School
Tubahumurize Association Board of Directors
Second in charge
Advisor, responsible for Canada and for volunteers
Siobhan ‘Chevy’ Lazenby
Social Entrepreneurship & Intern Advisor