Born in a country torn apart by one of the biggest genocides in the history of mankind, Samantha always knew that she was meant to be a change agent due to social injustices she grew up seeing around her. Since her early age, she has been involved with genocide prevention and awareness youth groups, and volunteered with local NGOs that provide assistance to street children and youth living with physical and/or mental disabilities.
She earned her Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Mount Kenya University in 2015. Two years later, she graduated with a Master’s degree in the same field from the University of Moncton. During her Master’s degree, Samantha focused on the socio-cultural integration of black immigrant families, mental health and gender equality.
Prior to joining Jaku Konbit as a Clinical Youth Outreach Worker, Mrs. Umutoni worked with women survivors of genocide and their families. She also held various positions such as a case manager, mental health counselor and e-therapist.Samantha Umutoni- BSW, MSW, RSW