Introducing Hope For Life Rwanda’s

New Executive Director

In 2020, we announced leadership changes in Rwanda, and an extended period of transition followed. We are grateful for the dedication of our Rwandan staff and Board who have led our programs through this time of change. Now, we are thrilled to introduce our new Executive Director in Rwanda, Daniel Ledama.

Daniel is passionate about seeing families live an abundant life and about championing change in their own journey of transformation. He brings a wealth of knowledge and skills in the nonprofit sector, including experience in organizational capacity building, strategy development, and working with vulnerable families and youth. Before joining Hope For Life Rwanda, Daniel led development work for World Vision Rwanda and worked in mentorship and leadership training with New Creation Ministries Rwanda and Groupe Biblique Universitaire du Rwanda.

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rwanda and is currently completing a postgraduate degree in Psychology from the University of South Wales.

Welcome to the HFL community, Daniel!

Annual Gala: A Night Of Hope

Join us for our annual Gala, A Night of Hope, on May 20th in downtown Seattle! Our new Executive Director in Rwanda, Daniel Ledama, will be our keynote speaker. We hope to see you in person for this evening of fun, celebration, and creating expanded impact in Rwanda.

Tickets are on sale now for $100, but prices increase on April 21. Don’t wait to claim your seat and join us in extending hope to more individuals. Buy your tickets or make a donation below.

Saying ‘Yes’ to Marc*

After two long years, Hope for Life (HFL) is finally able to grow again, accepting new residents like Marc*. HFL first met Marc when his brother became a resident at the Center and staff began working with his family to strengthen and heal their relationship. Due to challenges at home, including Marc experiencing homelessness and dropping out of school, both his family and our team thought he would benefit from the same programs at Hope for Life that his brother was already participating in.

Marc happily moved into the Center recently, and has since returned to school, where he enjoys mathematics and playing games with his fellow classmates.

His health has improved, and he’s made many new friends. One of those friends, Shawn*, inspired him to stretch his imagination and creativity to build a traditional mud house. Experiences like these help residents like Marc and his brother heal from their trauma and imagine a new future for themselves and their families. He is especially glad to be with his brother again.

Thank you for empowering children like Marc and his family to holistically heal and restore hope for their futures.

*Names have been changed for confidentiality

Setting Goals For Hope

HFL is entering a new season of hope, actively accepting new residents for the first time in two years after a temporary hold was put in place to ensure program participants who were already enrolled continued to experience quality care. Unfortunately, the pandemic has increased the number of vulnerable children and families in Rwanda and we are eager to make a more powerful impact.

Our strategic priorities this year include:

Thank you for your continued partnership and generosity as we join together to combat child homelessness and family separation.

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