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Creativity of Miss Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of THE WHY DO I EXIST? KUKI NDIHO RWANDA ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT
Marie Claudine Mukamabano
Rwandan Genocide Survivor Marie Claudine Mukamabano to Receive NAACP NYCHA Just READ Award
On July 7, 2016, Rwandan Genocide Survivor Marie Claudine Mukamabano will be one of the honorees to receive the prestigious NAACP NYCHA Just READ Award. It is a literary honor for authors who have changed the game through writing. The NYCHA branch of the NAACP, on behalf of the Just R.E.A.D (Recognize Education Achieves Destiny) Literacy Development Endeavor , was designed to expand the communities understanding of what literacy means for people of African ancestry.
The NYCHA NAACP 2016 Just R.E.A.D. Ceremony will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (135th Street and Lenox Avenue), New York, NY. The event begins at 5:30 pm with a VIP Reception and Cocktail Hour.
After losing her parents, sister, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, loved ones, friends, classmates, and fellow countrymen during the Rwandan Genocide, Ms. Marie Claudine Mukamano’s Catholic faith inspired her to seek the answer to the question of KUKI NDIHO — Why Do I Exist, in her native tongue. This question now serves as the name of her organization, Why Do I Exist/ Kuki Ndiho Rwanda Orphans Support Project, which she established in 2005 to raise awareness on the genocide in Rwanda, help survivors, and aid orphans of HIV. (For more information or to provide any donation to support this humanitarian effort, please visit whydoiexist.org.)
Marie Claudine is the author of the audio book, “THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA: Be Yourself & Change Somebody’s Life Today.” Her book is an excellent resource for every person who seeks to maximize the use of Social Media to change the lives of others. In her book, she describes the potential growth each person has to expand a company and bring it to a level beyond one’s imagination. She offers her life’s work as an example in a thrilling, entertaining, and exciting matter. In her Audio Book, no one will leave disappointed, but be Empowered to effectively use Social Media.
Marie Claudine Mukamabano, because of her Efforts, Work and initiative as well as her Humanitarian and Philanthropist activities , she was recognized to be:
2015 CNN HERO Nominee
2014 ‘Impact Maker in Development on the African continent’ by the Nigerian News Journal in Lagos
The 2013 Africa Brave Award Winner in New York City
2012 Humanitarian Achievements Award Winner
2011 African Community Leader Award Winner
2010 Ambassador for Peace Award Winner