Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Claudine is living in Boulder, Colorado, awaiting her return to her home country where she will continue to build her nonprofit, ‘Nguva Ya Africa’ which translates to ‘Power of Africa.’ Her personal experience of being internally displaced and marginalized led her to want to help people like her and to offer courage and hope to other young refugees around the world.
Claudine is a remarkable young woman – she is a Watson Institute alumnus, a scholar, speaks six languages, writes poetry, loves to dance, is an avid gardener, a founder and a survivor. Her vision is to build peace in her home country by empowering women and girls to be the best version of themselves. This movement of brave young people is committed to making their country a better place for generations to come. Claudine is an invaluable asset to her community, both at home and abroad. You can watch her full story here.