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TeaTalk: Rwanda's High Tourism Boom since the 1994 Genocide

  • CIC Boston - 18th floor kitchen 50 Milk Street Boston, MA, 02109 United States (map)

TeaTalk: Rwanda's High Tourism Boom since the 1994 Genocide

Craving more than “small talk” on a regular basis? Come and actively engage in stimulating conversation centered around important cultural topics, over a cup of tea.

This month’s topic for conversation explores the recent tourism boom in Rwanda and rapid economic growth in recent years since the country’s devastating 1994 Genocide. Rwanda has become a luxury tourist destination and boasts an impressive entrepreneurship spirit with a boom in businesses supporting the local attractions including national parks and endangered silverback mountain gorillas. Chat with Rwandan student Magnifique Mukndwa from her personal experience growing up in Rwanda, and Lauren LeBlanc, who works for Komera, a girls’ education and empowerment program in Rwanda. 

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Magnifique Mukundwa is a Rwandan student working on her Environmental Engineering degree at Tufts University. Magny was part of the Bridge2Rwanda Program, supporting her transition from Rwanda to attend a university in the U.S. She is passionate about supporting her homeland of Rwanda and inspires young women like herself to dream big!

Lauren LeBlanc is the Development & Communications Manager for Komera, a girls’ education and empowerment program in rural Rwanda. Komera develops self-confident young women through programs in education, community and sport. Komera supports the most vulnerable young women who show passion and desire to continue their education, but don’t have the resources available to do so.

Want to host a TeaTalk? Please email Bintou Kunjo at kunjo@cic.com

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