Bishop Rucyahana is one of Rwanda’s most recognized leaders for promoting economic, educational, healthcare, environmental and spiritual development in the wake of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
Bishop Rucyahana was ordained as an Anglican priest in 1979 in Uganda, where he went as a refugee in 1964 following Rwanda’s political upheavals in the late 50s and early 60s. Upon his return, he established several projects to promote unity and reconciliation amidst
development, including Sonrise Primary and Secondary Schools, which have become Rwanda’s leading private primary and secondary schools. They provide scholarships to Genocide orphans and other vulnerable children.
He also founded the Shyira Hospital and two community health centers, Bigogwe and Nyange, in the northern region of Rwanda. He serves as chairman of the boards of Hope Rwanda, Prison Fellowship Rwanda and the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (where he is the President).
Bishop Rucyahana holds a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.
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