IRYD Attends the 11th Shelter Them Charity Gala in Toronto

IRYD Attends the 11th Shelter Them Charity Gala in Toronto

Toronto, Canada | Last Updated: May 8, 2017 11:28 AM EDT

On Saturday 6 May 2017, the International Rwanda Youth for Development (IRYD) attended the 11th Shelter Them Gala in Toronto, Canada. The Gala is an annual fundraiser event hosted by Shelter Them – Batarure, a Christian charitable national NGO dedicated to helping orphans and vulnerable children in Rwanda. Shelter Them assists by providing the basics of life such as nutritious food, shelter, education, healthcare and emotional support. This is all done to give tools that will enable children to play a part in Rwanda’s bright future. 

The event was attended by over 300 people who came from Toronto, Hamilton, St. John’s, Québec City, Ottawa and other Canadian cities as well as from the United States of America. IRYD was represented by its Co-Presidents Jaurès Habineza and Moses Gashirabake as well as Doriane Kundwa, Vice President and Director of Public Relations. Tanya Michelle Contente, a friend of IRYD from the United Nations Association of Canada also joined the Gala from Montreal.

Jaures, Moses and Doriane (IRYD Executives)

IRYD congratulates the Co-Founders of Shelter Them – Batarure, Josephine Murphy and Jocelyne Alexandre for their continued hard work in contributing to the development of Rwanda. Your work is a true inspiration to many young Rwandans who believe in making a difference for the future of Rwanda’s youth. 


IRYD Communiqué

Doriane Kundwa appointed as IRYD Vice-President and Director of Public Relations

Doriane Kundwa
Montreal – April 12,  2017 | International Rwanda Youth for Development – IRYD 
The International Rwanda Youth for Development – IRYD is pleased to announce the appointment of Doriane Kundwa as its Vice-President and Director of Public Relations.  Miss Kundwa shares IRYD’s vision of empowering youth from Rwanda, Canada and across the globe.
Currently based in Canada’s Province of Ontario, Miss Kundwa is well-known for her successful reign as Miss Rwanda 2015. As  IRYD Vice-President, Miss Kundwa will assist the co-founders in coordinating, conceptualizing and delivering projects such as the Rwanda Global Youth Convention (RGYC), Business Networking events and Symposiums. In her role as  Director of Public Relations, she will be in charge of representing the organization with external partners.

IRYD believes her future contributions to our mission of connecting young Rwandans and friends globally on issues relating to economic development will inspire a lot of youth at home and abroad. Doriane’s experience in Rwandan youth issues, strong communications and networking skills are invaluable additions to the team.

Please join us in welcoming Miss Doriane Kundwa to the IRYD team.

IRYD Team.