Little Acts of Kindness

Remy Gakwaya


Remy Gakwaya is a force majeure in Dzaleka Refugee Camp. After losing his parents to fighting and fleeing Burundi at 15 years old, he arrived in Dzaleka in 2008 and didn’t waste any time learning the skills that would soon transform him into the founder of the Takenolab learning center for information and communications technology (ICT) that serves both refugees and the host community in and around the camp. In addition to being a local tech hero, he is a musician, singer, composer and producer who has inspired many with his forward-thinking attitude, quick action and resourceful creativity.

Read more about Remy’s accomplishments in these articles from the UN Refugee Agency and the UNHCR Innovation Service and visit the Takenolab Facebook page to see what he’s up to right now.

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