Meet Adelphine Mukashema

Adelphine is a very exciting new addition to the Fields of Life family. She joined us in January 2018 in the role of Programmes Co-ordinator for Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. We are delighted to welcome her to the team and we thought you should get to know her a little bit better…

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I am a Rwandan woman, a gender activist, a committed and motivated, innovator and good learner. I hold a Master’s Degree in Gender, Culture and Development and I have developed lots of new skills over the last 22 years while working with NGOs in Rwanda and in the Great Lakes Region.

My expertise is in matters related to the promotion and improvement of the socio-economic welfare of communities with the main focus on women, youth and children; the most vulnerable in the community. I am the founder of the Young Women’s Christian Association of Rwanda, and other different community lead organisations. I also sit on different boards such as UNWOMEN, RESONATE and others.

Tell us a fun fact:

I got my Bachelor’s Degree at 40 years old and my Master’s Degree at the age of 46. To me, every chance comes late which means that I have to be patient always…something which is not easy for me!

When did you first get involved with Fields of Life?

I first heard about Fields of Life in 2017 when they advertised the position I am now occupying.

What is your favourite thing about your job?

My favourite thing is that I get to work with a Christian based organisation with specific ethics and values. I am changing a little bit from gender as a major area of my work but I am excited that it is included in Fields of Life through education, WASH and I AM GIRL. I am ready to face the new challenges that may arise and contribute to the changes I want to see!

What’s been the most exciting thing since you started?

A few weeks after my position was confirmed, I was invited to the Fields of Life Annual Conference in Mukono, Uganda, from 8th-12th January 2018. During this we also celebrated 25 years of Fields of Life. This was a very exciting event for me and a great opportunity to learn more about the organisation. I met new people, made new friends and discovered new horizons for growing.

What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?

I would describe myself with 3Cs which stand for “Collaboration, Communication, Complementarity”. Alone I contribute, together we achieve.