Chaste Uwihoreye (Uyisenga Ni Imanzi)

Chaste is a clinical psychologist practitioner, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Chaste is currently a PhD Candidate in Psychotherapy. Since 2011, Chaste has established programs in Rwanda that provide social, emotional , psychological and economic support for communities, and to promote solidarity and cohesion using culturally based arts. Chaste has been a Country Director of Uyisenga ni Imanzi since 2007, where Chaste ensures the alignment of organisational strategies, policies and values around safeguarding and child protection.

Chaste is a strong Advocate for children’s rights, a Professional in Trauma Healing, Individual Transformation, Family Cohesion, Community participation, a Team and a Peace builder. He is innovative, confident, optimistic, inspiring and advising people from any background for life restoration. He has participated in many researches and has initiated different models in the rehabilitation.

Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Safeguarding Lead

Chaste has worked and organised workshops in Rwanda, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa, where ‘Changing the Story’ is active. As one of two Regional Leads for CTS in sub-Saharan Africa, Chaste has largely been harmonising a psychosocial model into Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) activities, and appraising how it maps onto guidelines around safeguarding from the UK Collaborative on Development Research. The model explores self-expression, coping strategies and positive thinking through local proverbs and song.

It’s hoped that learning from participatory arts youth workshops in Rwanda will mesh with experiences from grassroots projects in South Africa, where Helene Rousseau (also a RL for Africa) is talking to civil society staff. Chaste and Helene would like to investigate which activities and interventions are appropriate in each country, and which are specific to the African context. In the same vein, Chaste will be presenting with Rajib Timalsina (RL Asia) at a conference in Rwanda in May on translating learning from MAP Rwanda to new projects in Nepal and India.


Resource Archive

Search or browse the resource archive for films, reports, toolkits and other resources produced by the Changing the Story and its commissioned projects. Items written by Chaste Uwihoreye are listed below:

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Case Study: Consolidation, Learning and Evaluation in Kenya and Rwanda‘Consolidation, Learning and Evaluation in Kenya and Rwanda’. A critical review of Changing the Story Projects in Eastern Africa. This report shares on how formal and informal citizenship and peace …Chaste Uwihoreye, Dr John Mwangi Githigaro, Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, , , , , kenya rwanda locationreport language-kinyarwanda sdg-10-inequalities sdg-17-partnerships sdg-4-education
Case Study: Consolidation, Learning and Evaluation in Kenya and Rwanda‘Consolidation, Learning and Evaluation in Kenya and Rwanda’. A critical review of Changing the Story Projects in Eastern Africa. This report shares on how formal and informal citizenship and peace …Chaste Uwihoreye, Dr John Mwangi Githigaro, Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, , , , , kenya rwanda locationreport language-kiswahil sdg-10-inequalities sdg-17-partnerships sdg-4-education
SafeguardingSafeguarding Project Development Officer, Tony Cegielka and Safeguarding Regional Leads Linda Hoxha, Helene Rousseau, Astrid Cañas, Chaste Uwihoreye and Rajib Timalsina discuss their roles on the CTS Safeguarding project..Astrid Cañas, Chaste Uwihoreye, Dr Linda Hoxha, Dr Rajib Timalsina, Helene Rousseau, Tony Cegielka, , safeguardingfilm language-english subject-policy
‘No-One Can Tell a Story Better than the One Who Lived It’Academic article. Understandings of childhood and trauma are based on bio-psychological frameworks emanating from the Global North, often at odds with the historical, political, economic, social and cultural contexts in …Chaste Uwihoreye, Dr Eric Ndushabandi, Dr Kirrily Pells, Dr Matthew Elliot, Dr Sylvestre Nzahabwanayo, Prof Ananda Breed, , , , , , rwanda locationarticle language-english sdg-10-inequalities sdg-16-institutions sdg-3-health-and-well-being sdg-4-education subject-participatory-arts
Critical review of Changing the Story Projects in Eastern Africa ProjectWatch the critical review of Changing the Story Projects in Eastern Africa Project led by Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, (Principal Investigator) University of Brighton, UK. With partners Dr John Mwangi St. …Chaste Uwihoreye, Dr John Mwangi Githigaro, Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, , , , kenya phase2 rwanda locationfilm language-english subject-reflections
Case Study: Consolidation, Learning and Evaluation in Kenya and Rwanda‘Consolidation, Learning and Evaluation in Kenya and Rwanda’. A critical review of Changing the Story Projects in Eastern Africa. This report shares on how formal and informal citizenship and peace …Chaste Uwihoreye, Dr John Mwangi Githigaro, Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, , , , , kenya rwanda locationreport language-english sdg-10-inequalities sdg-17-partnerships sdg-4-education

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