Robert Ishimwe
Journey Participant

My name is Robert Ishimwe. I was born in Rwanda in 1992. As fate had it, there was the genocide against the Tutsi in 1994 which forced my family to flee for safety to Tanzania and eventually Malawi’s Dzaleka refugee camp. I did all my schooling there until the end of high school. Thereafter, I got a scholarship with the World University Services of Canada through their Student Refugee Program (SRP). Two years later (2013), I was on a plane to Canada with a scholarship in one hand and a permanent residence card in the other to study Pharmacology at Mcgill.