Co-Founders of Grace Rwanda Society
Elizabeth Mujawamaliya Johnson
Elizabeth was born in Rwanda and lived through the genocide in 1994. While in Rwanda, she worked for the Ministry of Agriculture and for Care Australia and World Vision. Elizabeth earned a BBA after immigrating to Canada in 1999 and is presently pursuing an MA degree. Her work includes developing public support for Grace Rwanda projects and speaking to groups across Canada to raise awareness about the Rwandan genocide.
Marie Louise Kaligirwa
Marie Louise was born in Rwanda and lived through the genocide in 1994. While in Rwanda, Marie Louise was an accountant for the US Embassy and for British Petroleum. She immigrated to Canada in 1998 and is currently working with physically challenged people to support their quality of life. For the love of her country, Marie Louise wants to change Rwandan children’s lives by promoting and developing education reforms.
Dr. Helen M. Burt
Board Member. Helen received her pharmacy undergraduate degree in England and emigrated to Canada in 1976. She has been a professor and researcher in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia for more than 30 years. She first visited Rwanda in 2009 to do volunteer work with a Canadian NGO and some guest teaching at the National University of Rwanda. She has been returning there ever since.