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ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Ganza K. Bertin is a Rwandan award-winning youth worker and civic leader, with a mission of unveiling and liberating youth’s potential, who was born in 1994 in Masisi (DRC). He is a former member of the East African Youth Parliament (2019/2020) and an Ashoka and AEGIS Trust youth champion. Ganza is an alumnus of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Peace Building Institute Rwanda, African Youth Transitional Justice Academy, Grow Movement, These Numbers Have Faces and Youth in Leadership.
In 2009, he added Ganza (REIGN) in his name as a motivation to go through life challenges and heal from an unfavorable childhood plagued with depression.
Since then, Ganza was able to move forward, with the help of a self-help book by Dale Carnegie titled ‘how to stop worrying and start living’ and his tenacity. So by the time he started high school he was able to fend for himself.
His passion for community development and youth empowerment led him to volunteering with youth led movements like; Genocide Survivors Students Association and Peace and Love Proclaimers since his teen ages. After finishing his high school, Ganza launched himself into a long streak of working with different organizations including but not limited to: Ayina Think Tank, Arise Education, AEGIS Trust, Toastmasters, Rotary, AIESEC Rwanda, Smiles Foundation, Bright Future Cornerstone, Knowledge Lab, Never Again Rwanda, and Global Community Dialogue, and the experience he got from those journeys was life changing.
Ganza holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in marketing and a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and he is a Capacity Building Consultant. He has dedicated his life to serve the community, by using his wounds to heal others who underwent troubled childhood through Afflatus Africa; A Pan-African youth-led organization that inspires, empowers, engages, and connects youth to unveil and liberate their potential that he founded in 2017.