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Venuste Kubwimana: Son of Genocide

March 10, 7:00 PM


After losing members of his family during the Rwandan genocide in 1994, Venuste was left to care for his younger siblings and often had to miss school to fetch water from distant clean water sources. Venuste’s experience inspired him to partner with a friend to form the International Transformation Foundation (ITF) – a nonprofit organization that provides youth leadership and entrepreneurship programs to develop jobs and contribute to the development of Rwandan and Kenyan communities.

His start-up, “A Water Kiosk at School”, has transformed communities and engaged schools in rural Kenya and Rwanda by improving access to clean water. Join us as Venuste shares his story and mission to scale his water-access project as our second fellow to address this year’s Oak theme, Water and Human Rights.

7:00 pm will be our wine and dessert reception in the Diamond Artium, and 7:30 pm Venuste’s public talk will begin in Ostrove Auditorium, with a screening of our new short film about Venuste.


March 10
7:00 PM


Amya Bhalla


Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building, Colby College
Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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