Ives Kabayabaya

I am originally from Burundi and moved to the United Kingdom where I completed most of my education. I studied a Law Bachelor’s degree and I am currently pursuing a master’s degree at Kingston University, London. It was within my second year that I set up Welcome Back to Africa society with the idea of bringing students together to find ways to help other less fortunate students in Africa.

My travels across Eastern and Southern Africa influenced my passion to create Welcome Back to Africa. I knew one day I would go back to visit my motherland and did not want to go back with empty hands. Giving back through education was what I deemed the most successful way to make a positive impact on others with a similar upbringing. Welcome Back to Africa, as a platform will provide the opportunity for myself as well as others to share experiences and contribute positively.