Meet Jean Damascene NKURIRAGENDA – CITW & Community Assistant, Wilderness Rwanda

Before joining Wilderness, Jean Damascene worked as a Social and Religious Studies teacher at various schools in Rwanda’s Northern Province for five years.

Jean Damascene’s journey in environmental education began in 2018 when Bisate Primary School partnered with Wilderness Bisate for the Children in the Wilderness (CITW) programme. He became an Eco-Mentor, leading the Eco-Clubs at this school.

He chose this career to inspire children to love and conserve the environment and contribute to environmental conservation.

His most influential experience was leading these Eco-Clubs as the first Eco-Mentor in Rwanda and attending the inaugural Conservation Camp in 2019.

Outside of work, he enjoys reading, jogging, and exploring nature.

His short-term goals include enhancing Eco-Clubs and community engagement. In the long term, he aims to inspire more children to care for the environment and the community.

Jean Damascene aspires to further his studies in the environment and conservation, develop his computer skills, improve his public speaking, and learn to drive a car.

In his role, he aims to be a positive influence on children, communities, and the company’s reputation.

Dedicated to working hard, fostering teamwork, and positively impacting communities and schools in Wilderness’ areas of operation, Jean Damascene notes, “I greatly appreciate the company’s role in preserving wilderness areas and changing lives”.

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