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Maggy Barankitse in New York City: Refugee Resilience and Youth Education

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King Baudouin Foundation US

10 Rockefeller Plaza

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A conversation with Maggy Barankitse, founder of Maison Shalom and Aurora Prize winner, on Burundian Refugees Resilience and Youth Education

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We are honored to invite you to a conversation with Marguerite “Maggy” Barankitse in New York City as we talk about Burundian refugees resilience, women economic empowerment and youth education.

Maggy is an acclaimed humanitarian from Burundi and founder of Maison Shalom, an organization devoted to vulnerable communities, especially children and women. Over the past 25 years, Maison Shalom (“Peace House”) has provided shelter, healthcare and education to over 20,000 children.

In 2015, Maggy was forced to flee Burundi and became a refugee. Using her experience with Maison Shalom, she has since opened a new organization, Maison Shalom Rwanda and a home for refugees called "Oasis of Peace Center", where she provides psychosocial support to victims of torture and rape, school programs for children, vocational training and income-generation programs for over 85,000 Burundian refugees in Rwanda. Maggy is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2016 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity and the Women’s Refugee Commission Voices of Courage Award.

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