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Annual Sneaker Drive

Seventh and eighth grader at the Christian Formation Student at St. Vincent Martyr Catholic Church in MADISON, NEW JERSEY are holding a sneaker drive for Rwandan Orphans through the holiday season. They will be collecting new or gently used sneakers in all sizes now. Please contact teacher Henry Page at EMAIL HERE


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Jack Ma went to Kenya, Rwanda with 38 Chinese billionaires

“I know people, I know what people want , I know what people don’t want ….. Learn from Mistakes …. DON’T GIVE UP…. KEEP THE HOPE…. INNOVATION IS NOT FROM THE GOVERNMENTS , INNOVATIONS come From People ……. WOMEN TAKE CARE OF OTHERS BETTER THAN MEN…” Stated Chinese Billionaires Jack MA during his Visit to Rwanda and Kenya in East Africa.
Enjoy the Video of His Speech to African Youth Entrepreneurs in Kenya and Rwanda. Video Credit CNN more about
Chinese Billionaires JACK MA, Founder of Alibaba Internet Based Business.

Jack Ma
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ma.
Ma Yun (Chinese: 马云, [mà y̌n]; born September 10, 1964),[3] known professionally as Jack Ma, is a Chinese business magnate who is the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, a family of Internet-based businesses.

He is currently the 2nd richest person in Asia with a net worth of US$36.4 billion after being overtaken by Ma Huateng, as of August 2017.[4][5][6] He has become a global icon in business and entrepreneurship, one of the world’s most influential businessmen, and a philanthropist known for expounding his philosophy of business. [7][8][9] He was ranked 2nd in Fortune’s 2017 “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” list.[10]

Early life[edit]
Ma was born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Ma started to study English at a young age and practiced English daily by conversing with English-speakers at Hangzhou international hotel, a 70 min bike ride from his home. He would give them tours around the city for free to improve his English.[11] He did this for nine years. He became pen pals with one of those foreigners, who nicknamed him “Jack” because he found it hard to pronounce his Chinese name.[12]

Later in his youth, Ma struggled attending college. The Chinese entrance exams are held only once a year and it took Ma four years to pass. After that,[13] Ma attended Hangzhou Teacher’s Institute[14] (currently known as Hangzhou Normal University) and graduated in 1988 with a B.A. in English. While at school, Ma was head of the student council.[11][11] After graduation, he became a lecturer of English and International Trade at Hangzhou Dianzi University. He later enrolled at Beijing-based Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) and graduated in 2006.[1]

Jack Ma applied for 30 different jobs and got rejected by all. “I went for a job with the police; they said, ‘you’re no good,’” Ma told interviewer Charlie Rose. “I even went to KFC when it came to my city. Twenty-four people went for the job. Twenty-three were accepted. I was the only guy…”.[15] In addition he applied 10 times for Harvard and got rejected.[16]

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Jack Ma on the future of online trade and globalization at World Economic Forum
In 1994, Ma heard about the Internet. In early 1995, he went to the US and with his friends’ help he got introduced to the Internet. During his first encounter he searched the word “beer”. Although he found information related to beer from many countries, he was surprised to find none from China. Further, he tried to search for general information about China and again was surprised to find none. So he and his friend created an “ugly” website related to China.[17] He launched the website at 9:40 AM and by 12:30 PM he had received emails from some Chinese wishing to know about him. This is when Ma realized that the Internet had something great to offer. In April 1995, Ma, his wife and a friend went around, asked for USD 20,000, and started their first company. Their company was dedicated to creating websites for companies. He named their company “China Yellow Pages.” Within three years, his company had made 5,000,000 Chinese Yuan which was equivalent to USD 800,000.

Ma began building websites for Chinese companies with the help of friends in the US. He has said that “the day we got connected to the Web, I invited friends and TV people over to my house,” and on a very slow dial-up connection, “we waited three and a half hours and got half a page…. We drank, watched TV and played cards, waiting. But I was so proud. I proved (to my house guests that) the Internet existed.”[18] (At a conference in 2010, Ma revealed that he has never actually written a line of code nor made one sale to a customer. He acquired a computer for the first time at the age of 33.[19])

From 1998 to 1999, Ma headed an information technology company established by the China International Electronic Commerce Center, a department of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation. In 1999, he quit and returned to Hangzhou with his team to found Alibaba, a China-based business-to-business marketplace site in his apartment with a group of 18 friends.[20] He started a new round of venture development with 500,000 yuan.

In October 1999 and January 2000, Alibaba twice won a total of a $25 million foreign venture capital investment. The program was expected to improve the domestic e-commerce market and perfect an e-commerce platform for Chinese enterprises, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to address World Trade Organization (WTO) challenges. Ma wanted to improve the global e-commerce system and from 2003 he founded Taobao Marketplace, Alipay, Ali Mama and Lynx. After the rapid rise of Taobao, eBay offered to purchase the company. However, Ma rejected their offer, instead garnering support from Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang with a $1 billion investment.

In September 2014 it was reported Alibaba was raising over $25 billion in an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange.[21] Alibaba became one of the most valuable tech companies in the world after raising $25 billion, the largest initial public offering in US financial history. Ma now serves as executive chairman of Alibaba Group, which is a holding company with nine major subsidiaries:, Taobao Marketplace, Tmall, eTao, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Juhuasuan,, and Alipay.

In November 2012, Alibaba’s online transaction volume exceeded one trillion yuan. Ma was thus labeled “trillion Hou”, meaning literally “Trillion Yuan Marquis” in Chinese.[citation needed]

Ma has often been invited to lecture at universities such as the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and Peking University.[22]

As of 2016, Ma is the owner of Château de Sours in Bordeaux, Chateau Guerry in Côtes de Bourg and Château Perenne in Blaye, Côtes de Bordeaux.[23]

On January 9, 2017, Ma talked with United States President Donald Trump at Trump Tower about how to create 1 million US jobs in five years. [24]

In 2004, China Central Television and its viewers selected Ma as one of the “Top 10 Business Leaders of the Year”.[25]

In Sep 2005, World Economic Forum selected Ma as a “Young Global Leader”.[25] Fortune Magazine also selected him as one of the “25 Most Powerful Businessperson in Asia”. Businessweek also selected him as a “Businessperson of the Year”[26] in 2007, and Barron’s chose him as one of the 30 “World’s Best CEOs” in 2008.[27]

In May 2009, Time magazine selected Ma as one of the world’s 100 most powerful people. In reporting Ma’s accomplishments, Adi Ignatius, former Time senior editor and editor-in-chief of the Harvard Business Review, noted that “the Chinese Internet entrepreneur is soft-spoken and elflike — and he speaks really good English” and remarked that “, Mr. Ma’s consumer-auction website, conquered eBay in China.”[28] In 2014, he was again included in the list.[29] BusinessWeek chose him as one of China’s Most Powerful People,.[30] Forbes China also selected him as one of the Top 10 Most Respected Entrepreneurs in China by in 2009. Ma received the 2009 CCTV Economic Person of the Year: Business Leaders of the Decade Award.

In 2010, Ma was selected by Forbes Asia as one of Asia’s Heroes of Philanthropy for his contribution to disaster relief and poverty.[31]

In 2011 it was announced that one of his companies had gained control of Alipay, formerly a subsidiary of Alibaba Group, so as to “comply with Chinese law governing payment companies in order to secure a license to continue operating Alipay.[32] Numerous analysts reported that Ma sold Alipay to himself below market value without notifying the board of Alibaba Group or the other major owners Yahoo and Softbank, while Ma stated that Alibaba Group’s board of directors were aware of the transaction. The ownership dispute was resolved by Alibaba Group, Yahoo! and Softbank in July 2011.[33]

Ma was awarded an honorary doctoral degree by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in November 2013.[34]

Ma is a board member of Japan’s SoftBank and China’s Huayi Brothers Media Corporation. He became a trustee of The Nature Conservancy’s China program in 2009 and joined its global board of directors in April 2010. In 2013, he became chairman of the board for The Nature Conservancy’s China Program; this was one day after he stepped down from Alibaba as company CEO.[35][36] Ma is the first Chinese citizen to serve on The Nature Conservancy’s board.

In 2014, he was ranked as the 30th most powerful person in the world in an annual ranking published by Forbes.[37]

In 2015, Asian Award honored him with the Entrepreneur of the Year award.[38]

In 2017, Fortune ranked Ma second on its World’s 50 Greatest Leaders list.[39]

In 2017, a KPMG survey ranked Ma third in global tech innovation visionary survey. [40]

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EDUCATION for PEACE by Rwandan Genocide Orphans Survivor in Kigali, Rwanda

“EDUCATION FOR PEACE ” was the THEME for UN’s International Day for Peace 2013. On Friday, September 20,2013 in Kigali at Muhima Primary School, we started our Peace Celebration with Eucharistic Mass performed by the Priest and Deacons from Sainte FAMILLE/Holly Family Parish in Kigali.

I am so happy to share some of the beautiful pictures which was taken by Eric Muhire at the Celebration. Please enjoy! So, on the next day , Saturday September 21,2013 at Muhima Primary School from 10am to 1pm ( the actual International Day of Peace).We were privileged to  have a World known Rwandan Super Star Jean Paul Samputu,and Grace  among the Artists who sang  for our children, as well as Peace Poetry reading, Music and Dancing for Peace, Testimonies from Rwandan orphans, Students performing and our Keynotes Speaker François Xavier Nsabimana. God Bless All my supporters, Volunteers,Donors,and Financial contributors. Than you! HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY




Rwanda: a genocide survivor through “WHY DO I EXIST ? project saves more orphans by Gilbert Cyiza, Imburi Phare

Children and youth are considered as cornerstones of development in any post conflict state. In the case of Rwanda after 1994 genocide where over one millions people were killed, a number of organisations have been established to support genocide orphans. “WHY DO I EXIST ? / KUKI NDIHO RWANDA ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT ” is one of them.

Audace RODRUIGUEZ , 27 years old, was four when his family and neighbors were hunted down day and night and killed – 23 years ago.

Today, however, Audace does not shilly-shally in an exclusive interview with Imburi Phare when he advises and strongly urges Rwandans to unite and work hard to create a healthier and self-reliant capacity.


Imburi Phare, what is your consideration and aims in this period?

Audace Ndihokubwayo, as an orphans who stay alone the period like this, is too hard, life is not easy at all, and when you remember that you are alone without any parents you tend to get discouraged. But even in such hard and difficult moments, we stand strong and protect our right, with trust in God we must accept it because is our history; and in the tough circumstances we are living as orphans and believe that we still have a promising and brilliant future.

Tell us about Marie Claudine Mukamabano and her project?

Thank you, Mukamabano through her project, started providing me support in 2012. I knew her through social media (Facebook), then later I started to share with her about my orphanage experience that prevailed at that time, because I had discovered that her project “Why do I exist” was already sponsoring young orphans about healing and self-development. Mukamabano being a 1994 genocide survivor and orphan; she was able to understand my request very quickly and I was blessed to be taken in and supported by her “WHY DO I EXIST ? ” project.

According to you, what is the role and impact of WHY DO I EXIST ?

I have gained a lot support from the project; I remember in 2013 I participated a training organised and facilitated by the project under the theme “Trauma Healing”. It was helpful for me, I was able to learn how deal and manage Trauma in challenging and difficult moments. Furthermore, the project provided funds that catered for my education, healthcare, nutrition, etc.

Do you have any sustainable home projects that you are planning/set up for self-reliance?

It’s in human nature that every grown up has a challenge to attain self-reliance. I have projects in mind but the resources are still very limited but at the moment but I feel am highly motivated to able to achieve something special in my life. I will make a few project propositions to Mukamabano for sponsorship and once sponsored I believe I shall be fully empowered and self-reliant.

Could you tell us about that project?

“In order to take a step to being self-reliant, the first step is the realisation of human basic needs, it is upon us to seek opportunities in the different sectors of the economy. According to my simple survey, I have moved to several markets and I picked interest in most agricultural farm products and particularly buying cheaper vegetables from the villages and reselling it in the town markets and beyond, which I think should leave me with a marginal profit for self-sufficiency.


Following the end of 1994 Rwanda Genocide that left my parents, sister, cousins, aunts, uncles, grands parents, loved ones, friends, classmates, and fellow countrymen, there was no body to turn to, nowhere to run since the whole country was in state of emergency and yet I ‘Mukamabano’ still surviving however her strong Catholic faith inspired her to seek the answer to the question of KUKI NDIHO? / WHY DO I EXIST ?

The first thing that came into Her mind was to start up something that would give hope to any displaced and homeless citizens of Rwanda, but as earlier mentioned, the country was mainly left with many orphaned and youthful people and that’s why she founded the project to help rebuild her beloved but rather troubled nation at the time.

The project’s mission is to advocate and devoted for orphans whose parents perished during genocide or died because of HIV.

By Gilbert Cyiza, Imburi Phare