B2R Fellows, Norris Kayitare and Chaste Niwe, have been promoted to Director of College Counseling and Director of Academic Services, respectively. In addition to leading the B2R Scholars Program, they are responsible for launching B2R’s new Isomo Academy summer boot camp program for rising S5 and S6 students and providing English and college preparatory services to educational institutions throughout the year.
C H A S T E N I W E
Director of Academic Services
Chaste studied Ethics, Politics, and Economics at Yale University. As a Prep Teacher at B2R, he introduced new classes in African thought and literature and helped Scholars significantly improve their English proficiency and critical thinking skills. He played a key role in designing the Isomo Academy program model, which uniquely positions him to take on the role of Director of Academic Services. Chaste also served as a member of a task force for Rwanda’s Ministry of Education with other leaders in the country’s education sector. He is bringing with him a love for research, an avid sense of urgency, and a great love for education.
N O R R I S K A Y I T A R E
Director of College Counseling
After earning his undergraduate degree in Mathematical Economics from Pitzer College, Norris joined the B2R team as a College Counselor. The past three years, Norris has done an exceptional job recruiting, preparing, and guiding top students through the college search and application process. As Director of College Counseling, Norris will use his experience and leadership skills to help more talented students gain access to better universities in and outside of Rwanda. We are excited to see how his passion for students, contagious energy, and servant leadership will define the next chapter of the program.