Christine’s Story

Others, Stories

Contributed by: Compassion Canada

Christine was just four years old when the Rwandan Genocide occurred, leaving her an orphan. Now she is a university graduate who works as an advocate for children.

“I came from being a girl without hope for the next day to being able to study and graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the National University of Rwanda. While completing my degree, I was part of the Compassion Leadership Development Program, which deeply shaped my character through the training I received. The training included classes on servanthood, mentorship, how to advocate for children in need, evangelism, and discipleship, as well as studying the biblical view of poverty and our social responsibility.

After completing my degree, I went on to work with the Rwandan parliament in the Senate and now I am a child protection officer with Save the Children International.”