We are a small group of people who share a passion for creating useful resources for the community. Despite our small size, we are deeply committed to having a positive effect and making a significant difference in the lives of those we serve.

Our unwavering dedication to our mission and the genuine enthusiasm we bring to our work set us apart. Our team members come from diverse backgrounds, bringing unique skills, experiences, and perspectives. This diversity enriches our team dynamics and allows us to approach challenges from various angles, fostering creativity and innovation.

Ivan Nyagatare

Founder and Educator

Ivan Nyagatare is a writer, community builder, and entrepreneur who founded ISHURI. Ivan’s passion for culture and commitment to serving the Rwandan community in the diaspora led him to create ISHURI to address their needs in the UK. He serves as the secretary of the Rwandan Community on both the national level and in London.

Ivan set out on a journey because of his curiosity and love of Rwanda’s cultural heritage. He explored Rwandan history, traditions, and stories, understanding the significance of preserving and sharing this knowledge. His love for culture and a strong sense of community resulted in an essential platform for Rwandans abroad.

Ivan founded ISHURI to bridge the gap between the Rwandan diaspora and their cultural roots. He intended to create a platform that connects people with their heritage and offers practical resources and support for personal and professional growth.

Ishimwe Musabu

General Manager

Ishimwe is crucial for the smooth operation of ISHURI. Ishimwe’s outstanding administration and unwavering dedication drive our mission and make a lasting impact on the community we serve. Ishimwe joined us early on and has been a dedicated member ever since.

Ishimwe confidently oversees the daily operations of ISHURI with expertise and care. He ensures the organization operates at its full potential and effectively utilizes our resources to meet community needs.

He is an invaluable asset to our team with his proactive problem-solving approach and ability to navigate complex situations. Ishimwe’s guidance shapes ISHURI’s direction and drives us towards a more significant impact.

Dr. Gilbert Nzigiyimana

Head Researcher and Writer

Dr. Gilbert Nzigiyimana brings a unique blend of expertise and passion to his role. His expertise enhances ISHURI’s content quality and accuracy.

Dr. Nzigiyimana, a veterinarian, has a strong foundation in scientific inquiry and values evidence-based information. He leads the research wing of the organization, ensuring ISHURI’s content is well-researched, reliable, and up-to-date. Dr. Nzigiyimana provides precise and trustworthy data on Rwandan culture, history, and other relevant topics.

His curiosity drives him to explore new ideas, delve into untold stories, and uncover valuable insights. As a writer at ISHURI, he delivers content with a unique perspective, rich narratives, engaging storytelling, and thought-provoking analysis.

Other mentions

We collaborate with many advisers and freelancers who believe in our purpose and help advance our cause. Some of the people we’ve worked with in this capacity include Ramadan Kamongo, Odette Uwizeye, Bertrand Shema, Linda Kazeneza, Marius Nyagatare, Ishimwe Clement, Dr. Otta Birken, Dr. Linda Volso, Wilson Mukunzi and many others.

If you are interested in collaborating with us, please email

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