Seraphine Habimana (left) in Rwanda
Jessica Ryan writes:
“This time four years ago, myself and some [Trinity College] classmates travelled to Rwanda to carry out a field study. While there we met a university student called Seraphine who acted as an interpreter for us.
In those four years Seraphine graduated top of her class and went on to work with the New Times, a Rwandan newspaper. Seraphine recently received the excellent news that she’s been accepted to the MA in Journalism in DIT and we’re trying to make that a reality. We’ve begun a crowd funding page to help her pay her fees and get to Ireland . Seraphine will live with one of our families in Ireland for the year, which will cover accommodation expenses and breakfast/dinner. We’re now looking to raise funds to cover university fees, transport, visa fees, and living expenses.
“It would be great if any Broadsheet readers would be able to help. Her achievements to date are not to be sniffed at. Like many Rwandans, Seraphine’s life was dramatically impacted by the genocide in ’94, in which she lost both her parents. If you’re not in a position to donate, it would be great if you could at least read Seraphine’s story [link below]…thank you.?