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Thank you for your interest in the Reflections on Rwanda (“RoR”) program! Below you will find the instructions to apply to RoR. For your comfort, you can also find this information in a pdf document here.


Do not hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions.


Applications must be submitted by 23:59 Pacific Standard Time on March 15th, 2023


Les informations sont disponibles en français si vous le désirez. Veuillez communiquer avec nous à l'adresse suivante:


Prior to applying, please make sure that you are eligible. The eligibility criteria can be found hereIf you do not meet the criteria, we encourage you to reach out. We consider relevant experience and interest despite all criteria not being met.

To apply, please answer the following questions and submit this information along with your resume and cover letter.


Email your application to


(Veuillez noter que vous pouvez rédiger vos réponses en français si vous le préférez. Nous encourageons les candidats bilingues à appliquer!)

Personal information:

Name as it appears on your passport:

Date of Birth:

Current Address:

Phone Number:

E-mail Address:

Educational Background:

Did anyone recommend you for this program?

Do you have any medical conditions?

Is there anything else that you feel we should know?


Please answer each of the following questions in no more than 250 words each.


  1. Why do you want to participate in this program and how would you contribute to the group dynamic?

  2. What are your past travel experiences?

  3. What aspect of the program would you be most concerned about and most excited about?

  4. What could you see yourself doing with the knowledge you gained from this trip?


Please answer one (1) of the following questions in no more than 500 words. Please note that you are not required to conduct any outside research. However, if you use academic sources, please cite them.


  1. In 2013, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (“ICTR”) completed the majority of its operations. Do you believe that the ICTR along with the national Gacaca courts, have successfully attained justice for those affected by the genocide? Why or why not? 

  2. If you were sitting next to a genocidaire, that is, a perpetrator of the genocide, what would you ask him/her?

  3. How do you think the Republic of Rwanda is now perceived by the international community, 25 years after the genocide? And why?

We look forward to reading your application.


RoR Alumni Launches Independent Initiative


May 3, 2015 - 


SHOUT Canada is pleased to share with you the news of an independent initiative being launched by RoR 2015 Program Leader, Jessica Zeroual and Rwandan National University student, Rachel Ingabire:


The First Annual Mini Summit: "Empowering Youth through Innovative Collaboration"


On May 21, 2015 Canadian participants of the Reflections on Rwanda program and Rwandan students of the University of Rwanda will come together in Butare for an afternoon of inspirational speakers, discussion and skill building to generate ideas and capacity to tackle important issues affecting their country and the international community. 


Jessica and Rachel have set their fundraising goal of $1000 CAD to cover the costs of Summit logistics. 


Those interested in contributing to Jessica and Rachel's initiative can visit their independent kickstarter project page on YouCaring: 


Update on the 2015 Reflections on Rwanda Program 


April 20, 2015 -


There is less than one month before the 2015 Reflections on Rwanda (RoR) program participants depart for Kigali and embark on a 14-day journey to gain first-hand insight into the attrocities that took place 21 years ago. The RoR Program leaders are hard at work to arrange logistics, and prepare for this amazing experience. 



April 7, 2015, marked the beginning of a series of events happening around the world for the 21st commemoration the genocide. 
"Kwibuka"  means "Remember" in Kinyarwanda, Rwanda's language. 


The 2015 Reflections on Rwanda program will be in Rwanda during this time, and will be taking part in various commemorative activities.


You can find out more about events taking place near you on the Kwibuka website:

You can also visit the SHOUT Canada facebook page:

Update on Ebola in the Region


February 15, 2015 - 


SHOUT Canada wants to assure potential Reflections on Rwanda (RoR) participants that travelling to Rwanda is safe from exposure to the Ebola virus. According to Government of Canada's travel advisory website, Ebola risk is limited to West African countries. Non-essential travel should be avoided in only Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone and caution should be exercised in Mali. These countries at risk are located over 4,000 kms from Rwanda. East Africa, including Rwanda, is safe from exposure to the virus. Until recently Rwanda was in the process of conducting Ebola screening for coming from the USA and Spain, countries where there have been reported cases of Ebola. 


Please explore the following websites to learn more:


Extending Application Deadlines


January 5, 2015 -


In light of exciting new developments with the 2015 Reflections on Rwanda Program, SHOUT Canada is extending its application deadline until Friday, February 6, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.


Over the coming weeks, further information about the 2015 program will be posted to the SHOUT Canada website and social media pages.


This will be a very exciting and engaging Reflection on Rwanda Program this May 2015. We look forward to receiving your applications. 

The 1st Annual Youth Mini Summit


January 5, 2015 - 


In May 2015, participants of the Reflections on Rwanda Program will have the opportunity to participate in the first Annual Mini Summit at the National University in Butare. With a theme of “Empowering Youth Through Innovative Collaborations,” the Mini Summit will bring together Canadian and Rwandan youth for an empowering academic and professional conference. The Mini Summit will feature local and national speakers who will come share their perspectives and experiences on youth engagement in Rwanda and around the world. Youth participants will have the opportunity to present ideas, perspectives and issues affecting their country and the international community and engage in constructive dialogue. The Mini Summit will serve as a platform for empowering youth and strengthening partnership between Canadian and Rwandan youth. This enriching experience will deepen understanding of current issues and expand possibilities for youth engagement in the political, economic and social spheres in Canada, Rwanda and on the international community.


“For the youth to take their proper role in leadership, it must start early. You don’t wait for tomorrow. You start as early as possible, it starts with individuals, then groups, then it goes up to the level of the nation and beyond.”- Paul Kagame 

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