Kabasinga Fatier and Yuiko Watamoto are co-founder of Rwanda Children’s Hope in 2008 in Karangazi, Nyagatare, Eastern Province, Rwanda.
Fatier and Yuiko work together since 2006. Yuiko worked in Club Mamans Sportive for Karangazi community for income generation and vocational school activities for youth and women from 2006 to 2008 as a volunteer of Japan International Cooperation Agency. In 2005, Fatier set up her organization called International Healing Ministry (IHCM) which is registered under the government in 2016. IHCM manged vocational school for youth and women in Karangazi as well as church activity. Yuiko helped IHCM during her mission in Karangazi from 2006 to 2008 for income generation activities of knitting and sewing vocational school.
When Yuiko stayed in Karangazi, she found many children who graduated from primary school but couldn't continute their education in secondary school. At the same time, Fatier shared a story that she found two children who had top performance in their primary school and were recommended to go to top secondary school in Rwanda but they had to give up their education due to expensive tuition fee. Yuiko and Fatier decided to try to help their education. First, they tried one child. Yuiko shared this story with her friend. "I will also help their education", her friend said willingly. Yuiko coordinated another child for her friend. When she went back to Japan, she share this story with other friends. "I also want to be part of it." This way, slowly but surely the number of supporters and supported children increased. Rwanda Children's Hope was therefore created in IHCM as Scholarship proejct.