DARCIE UMUKUNDWALocal Champions
MENTOR PROGRAM COORDINATOR
GASHORA GIRLS ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (GGAST)
Darcie Umukundwa Giriwanyu comes from Southern Province, Rwanda. She is a student at the University of Rwanda taking Human Nutrition and Dietetics. An alumina of Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology, she graduated in 2017. While in High School, Darcie nurtured her leadership skills through various roles such as student facilitator, Vice President of the agriculture club, and Under Eighteen Children representative in the Rwanda National Children’s Council. Darcie worked for Arise Education Rwanda as a project manager for a teen program called ‘LitTeens’ in 2020-2021.
In August 2021, Darcie joined the Global Give Back Circle Team of Local Champions as a Mentor Program Coordinator at Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology. In this capacity, she ensures that mentees write to and receive letters from their mentors regularly. Assuring privacy of these exchanges, Darcie maintains a log of each letter and provides monthly reports to the Team overseeing the Secondary School Mentorship Program. She also assists with the coordination of weekend workshops. In her free time, Darcie enjoys travelling, listening to music, and reading.
Darcie aspires to be a nutritionist and global health leader.