THANK GOD !
I AM GRATEFUL & THANKFUL!
On Saturday, October 31, 2015, history was made at Mary Burch Theater Essex County College at Newark, New Jersey. It was the first annual African Entertainment Awards (AEA). Many superstars from the continent of Africa and the African diaspora, including Haiti, attended the AEA. The host, Mr. Dominic Tamin and his team did a superb job.
The purpose for the African Entertainment Awards-USA is to create a platform for the voicing and advancing of the African Diaspora around the world and also addressing issues affecting Africans in the United States and its territories. During the award, several causes were be promoted.
I was honored to receive the 2015 COMMUNITY AWARD. Over 10,000 people voted for me to be the recipient of this award! It was an unbelievable experience. I couldn’t imagine that I was receiving the award. I had to pause and think of the hard work, sleepless nights, and self-less decisions I made so that I could help others in my local and global communities. It was a memorable experience receiving the award in the midst of African all-stars, and movers and shakers!
I give thanks to my Creator – the Almighty, for giving me Joy, Courage, Wisdom, Energy, Dedication, Endurance, Commitment, and LOVE. As a Humanitarian Entrepreneur, our initiatives are LOUD AND CLEAR – as LOUD AS MUSIC and as CLEAR as MEDIA.
Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO
Saturday, October 31 in Newark , New Jersey, A HISTORY WAS MADE
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, IN USA WE HAD AN AFRICAN ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS WHERE MANY SUPER STARS AFRICAN ARTISTS ATTENDED FROM AFRICAN CONTINENT THE MOTHER LAND BABY, THE MOTHER LAND.
AFRICAN STARS CAME FROM EAST AFRICA, WESTERN AFRICA, NORTH AFRICA, CENTRAL AFRICA, SOUTH AFRICA, STARS FROM HAITI, AND DIASPORA.Good Job Mr. Dominic Tamin and Your Team.
I was very happy to RECEIVE MY 2015 COMMUNITY AWARD
during an AFRICAN ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS CEREMONY in 2015.
Baby in front of ALL AFRICAN SUPER STARS in USA
, from around the Corner of the World,Diaspora and those who came from the Continent of Africa, Mother Land
as an African Myself , I could not believe what my eyes experienced, I thought I was just DREAMING. I posed a second and I wonder if I am the person who are getting an award in the moment,
So, when My mind took my spirit away to remind me the hard work, days, nits, selfless decisions I every day take in spirit of helping others in my Local and Global Community, then I was like WOW! Its Really ME who is getting this 2015 COMMUNITY AWARD, SHARING THE STAGE WITH ALL MY LOVELY WONDERFUL AFRICAN SUPER STARS WHOM I LOVE AND ADMIRE SO MUCH.
Nothing else I can do except to give THANKS TO my CREATOR ,Almighty who give me Joy, Courage, Wisdom , Energies, Dedication, Endurance, Commitments, LOVE.
As an Humanitarian Entrepreneurs,
Our initiatives, Work is LOUD AND CLEAR.
LOUD AS MUSIC
CLEAR AS NEWS IN MEDIA.
I AM FOREVER THANKFUL & GRATEFUL !
I LOVE YOU ALL
GOD BLESS YOU
Marie Claudine Mukamabano
The 2015 CNN HERO NOMINEE
Radio Host ” CLAUDINE ON FIRE ! & TV Personality
Performing Artist & Humanitarian Entrepreneur
Author of THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA : Be Yourself & Change Somebody’s Life Today !
FORGIVENESS : A Transformation Power for Pain to a Joyful Life Style
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of WHY DO I EXIST ? KUKI NDIHO RWANDA ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT
Co- Founder of MISS GLOBAL PEACE PAGEANT.
Marketing Director of ABS Travel New York
About Marie Claudine Mukamabano
Transformation Author of THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA : Be Yourself & Change Somebody’s Life Today !
After losing her parents, sister, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, loved ones, friends, classmates, and fellow countrymen during the Rwandan Genocide, Ms. Marie Claudine’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.)
For Immediate Release
Marie Claudine Mukamabano
Rwandan Genocide Orphan Survivor to Receive Women International Humanitarian Award
Marie Claudine Mukamabano, an orphan survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, will receive the Women International Humanitarian Award on Saturday, November 14, 2015.
It is scheduled to be held
the Bedford Central Presbyterian Church (1200 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216).
The event is co-sponsored by Bedford Central Presbyterian Church where Rev. Dr. Clive E. Neil is the Senior Pastor; and, Humanitarian Artist, Minister and Spokesperson for the Universal Zulu Nation, Rappn’ Tate.
“The Humanitarian Award is dedicated to the rainbow of virtuous women in the entertainment world and juvenile female teens who encountered physical or verbal abuse on any levels of life or action through human trafficking.
These women are making a positive impact in the community,” said Rappn’ Tate.
After losing her parents, sister, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, loved ones, friends, classmates, and fellow countrymen during the Rwandan Genocide, Ms. Marie Claudine’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 MUKAMABANO’ s Transformation AUTHOR, Her New Book ” THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA ” 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, Ms. Mukamabano 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 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
The 2014 ‘Impact Maker in Development on the African continent’ by Nigerian News Journey 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.
Marie Claudine Mukamabano, an orphan-survivor of Rwandan genocide, has received recognition from The Assembly of State of New York for turning a life of hardship into one of leadership and advocacy. on May 2011 on the occasion of the Africa Day Celebration.
In 2011, Miss Claudine graduated at the International Trauma Studies a program directed by Dr. Jack Saul a professor at Columbia University.
Today,Miss Claudine is a Transformation Author of “THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA: Be Yourself & Change Somebody’s Life Today.
In her everyday life and activities, Miss Claudine loves to educate people the Power of Innovation Technology,Leadership- Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Social Media.
September 20th was a day of hope for the Orphans of Rwanda. The Kuki Ndiho Rwandan Orphans Support Project organized an International Day of Peace Celebration Event, in collaboration with the Center for African Education at Columbia University.
Mr. Evan & Marie Claudine and Mayor Joseph at PEACE DAY event, Columbia University
The event took place at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College.
The Event was quite a success with over 140 guests in attendance. There were notable guests present for the auspicious event.
The Honorable Joseph Makhandal Champagne, Mayor of the Borough of South Toms River, NJ was part of the celebration. Mr. Paulson Simeze, the President and CEO of Africa Synergy also graced us with his attendance. The event kicked off promptly at 7pm with prerecorded clips of Ms. Mukamabano and her work over the years helping the Orphans. Ms. Mukamabano gave opening remarks and with the help of a Preacher, led the room in a prayer.
Students from International Affairs & Political Science in Wisconsis University, they attend the event as well
We were then treated to various performances that embodied how connected we are in the world today in our search for peace regardless of where we are from. Among the performers were the Brooklyn born Hip Hop and R&B rap artist U’kno Tha Don
the Brooklyn born Hip Hop and R&B rap artist U’kno Tha Don
who performed the hit song “Runway” from his album. Ms. Tomoko is a Japanese singer about the importance of peace in our world. Her performance of “Promise” brought the audience to tears.
that also gave a brief speech
Ms Mukamabano shared with us why that song was her favorite. She talked about how during the Genocide she made a promise to God that if he helped her survive the ordeal she would dedicate her life to helping the children survivors. She has fulfilled and continues to fulfill that promise each and every day. She says that the first Sneakers Drive she organized for the Orphans made her realize “Yes I am doing it, I am keeping the promise that I made to God!”
The audience was also lucky to hear a performance by PIUS an Ugandan performer that had all of us on our feet and dancing along with him.
Mr. PIUS , Ugandana Dancer on the stage at PEACE CELEBRATION
Also quite notable, and one of the highlights of the night, was the moving speech by Mayor Champagne. He really engaged the audience by talking about how horrible the Genocide was and how much the world needs peace today. He also broached the need for more change that has to come from the people and that we need to rely less on the United Nations and violent means. As he put it, “the presence of guns does not mean the absence of conflict”.
Another highlight was the brief but moving speech by Lehman College Professor Dr. Theresa Nona. “We have to stop killing each other ”, she said. “We all have to find a way of working together to make peace a reality to make this world safer for our children, that is the only way we will make it on this earth”. The mood of the night was uplifting, joyful, cheerful, and informative. We danced, we
Prof. Dr. Theresa Nona speaks about Peace Celebration at Columbia University, she come with her students from Depar. African American Studies, Women Studies, International Affairs, African Studies at Lehman College
Marie Claudine & Mayor Joseph and ABIDE the PR of Marie Claudine & KUKI NDIHO Foundation
prayed, we shared our experiences, and most importantly we all gave so much hope to the Orphans of Rwanda. The more people know about the Rwandan Orphans Support Project the more help the Orphans will get.Ms. Mukamabano kept the audience engaged like only she can.
The Kuki Ndiho/Why do i eixts? Foundation is infinitely grateful to the audience for their generosity. Most of the donations were monetary but Professor Dr. Theresa Nona of Lehman College donated toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouth rinse and lotions to the cause. Another member of the audience contributed his homemade hot sauce, which sold for ten dollars a bottle.
These examples went to show everyone that what mattered is that you give something, whether it be money, sneakers, or clothing, or your time by volunteering. Every little bit helps. The Kuki Ndiho Rwandan Orphans Support Project and Marie Claudine Mukamabano wish to take a brief moment to express their thanks to those that took the time to come out and celebrate this International Peace Day with us, on behalf of the Orphans of Rwanda.
A special thank you to all the students, from Columbia, Lehman College, Wisconsin St Leo University, City University, and Brooklyn College that took time out of their study schedules to come out and celebrate this peaceful day with Why do I exist?/Kuki Ndiho. A special thanks to our performers: U’kno That ,Ms. Tomoko, our dancer from Uganda, and the Australian Poet David “Ratsack” Mitsak who gave us a brief but very humorous poem reading.
Our thanks also extend to our speakers. Mayor Champagne who took the time to come express how much he cares for the cause.
Mr. Paulson Simeze , Presindent & CEO of Africa Synergy attended with her familly and Freinds
Mr. Paulson Simeze, President and CEO of Africa Synergy, who spoke about how his organization encourages women to uplift themselves and become leaders in the world.
Finally, we are grateful to the models of the Africa Synergy organization that helped make the event a success.
US-AFRICA SYNERGY Models on the stage with Marie Claudine Mukamabano
We also extend our thanks to Mr. Wale Idris Ajibade, Executive Director of Africa Views.
IDRIS WALE AJIBADE
Mr. Ajibade helped us record this memorable event so that we are able to share it in the future. Ms. Sylvie Yonkee or her time and efforts in helping organize and promote this celebration as well as our Volunteer Coordinator Peter.
We must not forget Mr. Evan Hendon the Program Coordinator at the Center for African Studies who helped us coordinate all issues and matters with the Center to make this event a success. For any further information about the Kuki Ndiho Foundation or any of our performers, please log on to www.kukindiho.org or www.whydoiexist.org On the Website, you can also learn how to be of help to the Orphans of Rwanda.
Let us remember that peace comes only when us as a people make it happen. We must change our world; make it a more peaceful place for our children.