There are over a million girls in Rwanda and Girl Hub is creating incredible content to educate them through the Ni Nyampinga magazine and weekly radio show. 90,000 magazines are distributed each quarter. It is the highest circulated magazine in the country and radio reaches every region in Rwanda. . Ni Nyampinga is made by Rwandan girl for Rwandan girls. It inspires girls to succeed and I got to be a part of it.
Photographers are rarely offered a job that encompasses exactly the kind of work they want to do. Working with Girl Hub combines my passion for photography, development, education, and empowering young women.
I joined this spectacular team for Issue 10. This issue celebrates the role of women to reunite the country during the twenty years post genocide, showcases how women remain pillars in their communities, and highlights the opportunity that is waiting for Rwandan girls.
I helped train young Rwandan reporters who have a passion for photography and storytelling. Together we traveled all over the country sharing the stories of women doing amazing things. We met women feeding the sick in hospitals. Nurses, teachers, and politicians who were adolescents at the time of the genocide who went on do amazing work for their communities. Mothers who came together to build a better school and brighter future for their children. Girls who build homes for vulnerable people.
A Nyampinga Girl is….
Unwali Uharanira Kujya Mbere.
A Girl Who Ascends Mountains.
The future of Rwanda is bright and Ni Nyampinga is a movement that is leaving change and prosperity in its wake.