HANNAH INGRAM, Interim Executive Director/PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Hannah is the Interim Executive Director and Program Director for Urugo Care Rwanda in a full-time role in Rwanda. She is overseeing the daily operations of the organization and spending time getting to know the students who are scholarship recipients. She is excited for the challenges and learning opportunities ahead as she invests in these students and represents the Board of Directors on-the-ground in Rwanda.
Previously, Hannah was a research technician working with Riparia at Penn State University. She spent her days doing a variety of tasks related to wetland research including lots of fieldwork in the summer (teaching and managing undergraduate interns) as well as GIS (geographic information systems) and other data analysis. She enjoys learning and discovering new things, seeking to see and understand the connections between nature and people and place and then extend what she learns to benefit and serve others. She believes that learning (and formal education) is an fundamental right of every person and the basis for strengthening individuals and communities so that they grow and develop to their fullest potential.
Hannah has been blessed to travel for school, fun with family and friends, and ministry opportunities to distant places including Costa Rica, Nepal, Austria, France, Aruba, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Rwanda, Moldova, Uganda, and Mexico. These have been incredible learning and heart-growing experiences that shape the way that she sees her place in this crazy world and compel her to live and love for the betterment of others.
Nsekuye Jean Bosco, Country representative
Bosco is Urugo Care Rwanda’s Country Representative in Rwanda. His job responsibilities include overseeing many of the day-to-day operations including school and house visitation of our students and their families, maintaining our student records, communicating with our students and school administrators, coordinating igikoma distribution and coaching for primary students, and paying for health insurance for the families. Bosco is a 2012 secondary school graduate thanks to a scholarship provided by Urugo Care Rwanda.
Jean Claude is husband to Uwimbabazi Virginie and a father of 4 ( boys, girls). He is a trained pastor with a diploma in Counseling, Theology, and Biblical Studies from Nairobi Pentecostal Bible College. He has worked in a variety of different jobs including training pastors at Korean Bible School and the Foundation Bible Institute (founded by Les and Yvonne Parr in Rwanda).
Jean Claude enjoys doing counseling and teaching in secondary schools as well as prison and hospital ministry. He has also been able to travel to do ministry in several countries including Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Tanzania. Amazingly, he knows many languages to be able to communicate well in these different countries (Kinyarwanda, English, French, Swahili, and Kirundi).
As ministry assistant, Jean Claude will focus on building relationships with our families and students. His experience and passion for pastoral ministry will allow him to counsel and guide our program participants as they grow and learn and pursue their dreams for the future.
Les and Yvonne Parr, A Voice For Rwanda
Les and Yvonne are founders of the Rwanda-based International NGO called A Voice For Rwanda. Their organization started implementing several programs for families in poverty in the villages of Akindege and Kabagendwa near the capital city of Kigali and expanded to work with families in the Rubavu District of western Rwanda for two years. Urugo Care Rwanda began partnering with A Voice for Rwanda by providing benefits to the families in these villages in Kigali and is honored to continue this work into the future.