Kate Rowan is a 16 years old resident of West Vancouver with a fascination for war and how countries lose and regain peace. In 2003, she lived in Belgium alongside war relics such as Flanders Fields and the D-Day beaches. In 2010, she began to find an interest in genocide after spending a month in Vietnam and Cambodia. Kate took her passion to a new level last year,  by spending 6 months researching the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Rwandan Genocide. She was able to obtain UN and government permission to visit and interview refugees from these conflicts surviving in Rwanda’s UNHCR camps. After seeing the world through the eyes of Africa’s desperate yet uplifting refugees she is now back in Canada trying to find ways to make a positive impact on the lives of those displaced by war in the DRC and discover the steps needed to regain peace.

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