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Claudette Igiraneza
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Claudette Igiraneza,22, is a young Rwandan social activist and social entrepreneur. Claudette is a graduate of Bridge2Rwanda, a highly competitive gap year program that assists talented African students attend international colleges and return to lead their country. Claudette is currently in her 3rd year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental health and doing minors in public health and anthropology at the American University of Beirut. Since 2016, Claudette has worked with various companies such as Laterite Limited, Gardens for Health International, Kigali Marriott Hotel, and Water Access Rwanda which significantly boosted both her professional skills and personal development. Currently, Claudette is the founder of Solace for Somaliland Girls Foundation, a non profit organization, whose mission is to eradicate all forms of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) across communities in Somaliland through education and empowerment. As a youth led organization, Claudette and her team also aim to include youth in the Somaliland ANTI- FGM movement.