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Tabitha Mpamira-Kaguri

Tabitha Mpamira-Kaguri is the founder of EDJA program, within the Nyaka Aids Orphans Project. She works with girls and women who are survivors of sexual violence and domestic abuse.


Tabitha is Rwandan, grew up in Uganda as a refugee and currently lives in Okemos, Michigan. Having experienced complex trauma herself, she was moved to act on behalf of the victims by providing FREE medical, legal, and mental health support. In addition, doing outreach, and advocating to end gender-based violence because she strongly believes: “Enough is Enough.”


Her work has been recognized by Global Citizen, where she won people’s choice award 2018. She has been invited in multiple spaces to speak, most notable, the Vatican, TEDx Oakland and the UN Youth assembly.


Tabitha is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has also practiced as a mental health therapist for the last 10years, including her work with women survivors of rape during the Rwandan genocide. She is highly trained in intergenerational trauma work, women issues and diversity.

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"I believe in the power of intergenerational inheritance of all that makes us who we are. We already know that we carry generational trauma in our DNA, and have to work hard to break the cycle; we also carry generational wisdom, to which we should be intentional and work hard to keep. Intergenerational philanthropy is a practice that exemplifies that wisdom, which should be cultivated and personalized to the generation that will inherit it." - Tabitha Mpamira-Kaguri

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