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Deogratias M. Rwezaura SJ
JRS Eastern Africa Regional Director

Fr. Deogratias M. Rwezaura SJ is a member of the Eastern Africa Province of the Society of Jesus. He started his mission as Regional Director for JRS Eastern Africa in March 2012.

He has worked with JRS in different capacities as a Jesuit. As a novice he worked with Rwandese refugees during his experiment in 1995, did his regency as a broadcaster and news editor with JRS Radio Kwizera in 2000, served as Youth Coordinator in Nduta Refugee Camp, Tanzania in 2001 and as JRS Socio-Pastoral Project Director in 2002. In 2010 he worked in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya as Assistant Coordinator for Education in the JRS-JCHEM programme, and most recently he served for five months as Assistant to the Country Director of JRS Chad.

Apart from his work with JRS, Fr. Deo worked as Assistant Parish Priest at the Jesuit-run Airport Parish in Dodoma Tanzania from 2005–2006. He holds Bachelors degrees in Philosophy and Theology, a Masters degree in Theology and a Doctorate in Social Ethics (with specialisation in forced migration issues) from the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, California. He is originally from Tanzania.