Teaching in Rwanda

Kigali Street Scene, 2009

I’m really excited to be off to teach journalism for in Rwanda in February with Canadian NGO Rwanda Initiative. I had the opportunity to stay with them earlier this year when working on a story on the anniversary of the genocide, and have been looking for an excuse to return ever since…

From their website: “Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication, Canada’s premier journalism school, is spearheading this initiative to collaborate with its counterpart at the National University of Rwanda (NUR), in Butare.
The central aim is to address the shortage of journalism educators in Rwanda, to build capacity, to improve journalism standards in the country and to forge a partnership between the two universities.
In addition to providing the School of Journalism and Communication in Butare with consistent access to visiting teachers, the project has a major curriculum development and exchange component and also includes media-training workshops in Rwanda for working journalists, jointly organized by Carleton and NUR.”

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  1. Jen

    Brent that is REALLY exciting! You run into such neat opportunities.

    Dec 25, 2009 @ 9:30 pm

  2. Tristan Wheelock

    Great stuff. Looking forward to hearing about it.

    Dec 25, 2009 @ 10:52 pm

  3. Graham

    Drop me a line when you’re in town. I’m playing around with a few online journalism ideas in Kigali at the moment:


    I have met the Rwanda Initiative folks and they’re a nice bunch. I’ll be back in London first two weeks of Feb training BBC journalists, but if you’re free any time it’s always good to hook up and share ideas.

    Dec 29, 2009 @ 12:34 pm

  4. Arsene Hodali

    Imagine my joy when I found this.

    1- I’m from Rwanda (survivor)
    2- I’m an aspiring photographer
    3- I live in Toronto, Canada

    This is a fantastic program. I wish I could help in some way (translation, etc.)

    Jan 11, 2010 @ 2:54 pm