Juvenal Mbonihankuye, Project director

Juvenal is the Project Director at Youth Education and Sports. He oversees the implementation of HEiE space through the AUN4HEIE project and supervises the run of all YES field activities.

Juvenal successfully led the Participatory Evaluation research on the implementation of Connected Learning in Crisis Consortium programs in Kakuma and is visioning to see the most marginalized communities and people in fragile contexts becoming self-reliant, a key to changing the narratives and stereotypes, and building a better Africa.

With a background in Business Management, Juvenal is a graduate of the Geneva Summer School and has consistently been instrumental in supporting HE space in the camp and building local capacities.

Grace Muvunyi, SEL Coordinator

Grace is SEL Coordinator at YES and oversees the sports and arts projects; her work focuses mainly on facilitating the implementation of regular refugee-led arts projects that address the social and emotional dimension of refugee well-being. She also facilitates a Social and Emotional (SEL) specialization course for sport teacher-coaches at Youth Education and Sports. She holds a B.A. from York University and is a M.A. Ed. Candidate at the same university.

Her main research areas are gender disparities and barriers to access and retention in university programs in refugee camps as well as opportunities in digital learning and multimodal literacies in refugee camps. Grace is also a Geneva Summer School Graduate.

Arakaza Arcade, Logistics

Arcade is a Burundian Refugee living in Kenya. 

He studied Telecommunications at Institut Superieur des Technology (I.S.T.). He has been IT Manager with UNIGE-InZone Kakuma for 3 years and has worked as Gym Instructor with Lutheran World Federation Kakuma (LWF). 

He is the current Youth Education and Sports Logistics Manager & Sports Assistant Coach and mentor. 

Aime Bizimana, academic manager

Aime Bizimana is Burundian by nationality. He holds an Associate Degree of Art from Southern New Hampshire University. Aime works with Youth Education and Sports as Academic Manager.

“My hope for the future is to see every community around the world, especially marginalized ones, accessing quality Higher Education.”   

Ndayikengurukiye Mireille, accountant 

Mireille is Burundian by nationality and holds a degree in Faculty of Management and Applied Economics at the University of Lake Tanganyika. She manages accounts and financing for Youth Education and Sports.

She has over 5 years experience in the transportation sector, 2 years as a Community Counselor and 4 years as a financial manager. 

“My passion and motivation are to serve the community well and to see the satisfaction of the persons served.”