The Social Review Committee

The CHANCEN community is a student-centered community whereby members take part in some decision making. The Social Review Committee was created to avoid hardships faced by graduates.

In fact, members of the community who are in the repayment process can request a pause in their repayments if they experience severe financial difficulties but still earn an income. Applications are submitted anonymously. The Social Review Committee will then meet and review the application cases and make decisions together. The committee includes student representation and graduate representation.

In March 2020, on the day Rwanda locked down to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Social Review Committee in consultation with the CHANCEN Management  decided to offer all graduates a three month pause on repayments.

Patience
"The pandemic outbreak affected a lot of people. Some lost their jobs, while others faced a salary decrease. Putting in place the repayment waiver was very important as it helped graduates to manage any challenges that arose due to COVID-19."
Patience Masengesho
Kepler graduate & 2020 Social Review Committee Member.

Meet the 2021 Social Review Committee Members

Vivens

Vivens Uwizeyimana

Meet Vivens, a Bachelor of Art graduate in Management from Kepler. Currently, Vivens works for an institution in charge of promoting and sharing innovative development solutions through national and international cooperation based in Kigali. He is also the founder of Mica, an Agri-Tech that allows rural farmers to have access to urban markets.

While not working, he enjoys reading Pan-African books and listening to music.

Alice

Coronel Alice Kubwimana

Alice Kubwimana is a Bachelor of Art graduate in Logistics and Operations from Kepler. Presently, she is employed as a program manager at a non-profit organization focused on empowering STEM education in Rwanda both at the primary and secondary levels.

In her spare time, Alice likes to cuddle up on the couch with a good book.

Theophile

Theophile Nyirimana

Meet Theophile, a graduate from Kepler with a Bachelor of Art in Logistics and Operations. In 2019, Theophile rejoined Kepler, but this time as a staff. He is employed as the Residential Coordinator.

When he is not working or taking online courses, Theophile enjoys going to hike and climb mountains surrounding Kigali.

Hafsa

Meet Hafsa, a student at Davis College Akilah in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. Besides being a member of the Social Review Committee, she serves also as the CHANCEN Student Body Committee President at Davis College Akilah.

During her free time, Hafsa enjoys drawing and painting.

Gaspard

Gaspard Ukwizagira

Meet Gaspard, a Bachelor of Arts student in Communication at Kepler. Gaspard is also the current CHANCEN Student Body Committee President at Kepler.

During his spare time, Gaspard enjoys doing workouts and good music.