Rwanda: Gorilla Journalists Center

Gorilla Journalists Center is a futuristic project based in Kigali. We understand that Rwanda is a country of story tellers. Unfortunately, most of these talents have not been nurtured to benefit the society. The Center hopes to utilize the grant to promote the development and distribution of online video in Rwanda. We will conduct extensive workshops on the fundamentals of citizen media to both traditional journalists and common Rwandans. We have laid down structures to encourage our students to share their new skills with marginalized Rwandan communities including survivors of the genocide.


  • Citizen media is an idea whose time has come. I suppose you will have challenges casting your participants. Almost every young person in Rwanda would love to be on board. To me, it sounds like an idea that can be supported by other NGOs. However, it depends on how you go about it’s implementation. Crossing my fingers for you!

  • Starting this project in Urban center and later using these graduands to share the knowledge with rural folks is awesome! A positive step in the right direction. Seeing this come true is the best thing would happen to these talented youth in Kigali.

  • This sounds like a very good idea. Go for it brother this project will nurture young talents in sharing stories with communities and beyond. Good luck!

  • Quite ambitious brother. I will definitely be on the look out…

  • Marie Collins

    I am not involved in your industry but I have know you for a few years and you are a dedicated and passionate film-maker. You have a strong desire to tell stories and have a true gift. I love that you and Christian are working together…a dynamic duo for sure! It’s great that you are determined to make this project a success…there are so many brilliant minds in Rwanda just waiting for a chance to shine! Good luck and I wish you lots of success!

  • Rising Voices is a good platform to fight the status quo. I believe that online business empowers young minds than anything in the past. The question that you are going to tackle now is how to help the youth package a moving story and how to trumpet it and you are credible because you have done it before in our team. Definitely, with you as a member of East Africa Documentary Network, we wish you all the best and promise you all support that you need. God Bless you.

    • @Mukhula, i definitely get your point and packaging captivating stories is all what we need to succeed in this one. A support pledge from East Africa Documentary Network is exactly what the doctor ordered. Thanks a bunch.

  • Thanks a lot Peris for your kind words. I believe that it is now our time to give back to the community. I am crossing my fingers too

  • @Mathenge, i agree with you and i also believes that this project would not have come in a better time.

  • garin muhire

    Jo!! this is a good project, i think every Rwandans or everys one should admire this, yes!!! we need such kind of project in this country where youth want to be filmmakers but knowlegdestill abigproblems!!
    keep up1 thisproject bro………..

  • Thanks Muhire for your kind words. We definitely need to give back to the society. Training these talented but needy Rwandan youths is what the doctor ordered. Crossing my fingers and toes on funding.

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