Staff Bios

Josee Rwambara Mukeshimana

Josee is the enthusiastic 23-year-old Administrative Assistant at Live Again Rwanda. She is a healthcare student who loves reading, listening to music and watching movies. She is a graduate of the Southern New Hampshire University under the Kepler Program. She is pursuing her education in Healthcare Management with a concentration in global perspectives. She is passionate about healthcare and has always enjoyed helping people.

When she saw how Live Again Rwanda was changing people’s lives, she took that as an opportunity and decided to take part in that wonderful process. She knows and believes that through her contribution of skills at Live Again Rwanda, she is contributing to helping  Rwandans to live again.

Staff Bios

Catherine Gitau

Play Therapist

Children don’t say, “I had a hard day, can we talk?” They say, “Will you play with me?” – Lawrence Cohen

The Play Therapist and Filial Play Coach is Catherine. She is a qualified Early Childhood teacher with over 16 years teaching experience in Australia, Kenya and Rwanda. She became interested in Play Therapy after she began teaching children in Out of Home (Foster) Care & realised that her students needed more support than she could offer as a teacher. To date she has completed more than 500 practice hours of Play Therapy in both school settings and in private practice.

She holds a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) from Charles Sturt University (Australia), and a Postgraduate Diploma in Practice Based Play Therapy (with Distinction) from Canterbury Christ Church University (UK). In addition, she is a Filial Play Coach under Play Therapy International. Catherine is passionate about the way play impacts every aspect of a child’s life.

Catherine is a registered member of Play Therapy International, practicing under their strict ethical framework & clinical supervision requirements.

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Marvin Tumwesigye

Marvin, has a Bachelors in Social Sciences and Business. He is passionate about business and social work because it comes with a sense of giving back to the community through what he does. Improving the quality of life of other people is something he feels strongly about. As a business owner, he is driven by the fact that he can add value to products and services by finding solutions to challenges and problems that result into profits.

Live Again Rwanda has both the socio-economic aspects of an organization. He likes thinking about several strategies of growing the business and improving the quality of services provided. This for him also involves the counseling part of sojourning with clients and helping them solve their problems. He believes that people are being empowered when they are able to make their own decisions about their life issues.

Marvin has always loved counseling and it has always been a part of his life. He has always known that counseling is something he should pursue. Besides this, some activities he enjoys doing are meeting new people, playing football and doing team sports.

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Kelly Johnson Gahaya

Kelly Johnson Gahaya, MA. Certified Professional Counselor.

Kelly is Certified Professional Counselor, an empathetic and active listener who is very focused on helping people move beyond the problems in their lives that impact their daily living.
She is passionate about teaching counseling and empowering her students to use their new found skills to help others. She believes in the equality of all persons and the provision of good clinical care for each client that she sees.
She holds a Master’s degree in Counselling from Providence University and Seminary in Canada. She has over 15 years of experience working as a therapist. Her specialty is couples therapy, Trauma and mental health work. However, she also provides counseling in a variety of other areas.