Beyond A Thousand Hills wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the organisations below:
African Entrepreneur Collective
Beyond A Thousand Hills is proud to have officially partnered with the African Entrepreneur Collective, a unique social enterprise and business accelerator based in Kigali, Rwanda.
The African Entrepreneur Collective (AEC) was founded in Rwanda in 2012, as a collection of Business Accelerators that support local entrepreneurs to drive job growth across the country.
AEC Accelerators partner with young entrepreneurs to build their skills, expand their networks, and grow their businesses so that they may employ others. Since launch, the model has already helped to create over 1200 jobs.The African Entrepreneur Collective believes in a simple concept:
In order to create more jobs in Africa, we find the people who are already creating jobs, and help them do it better.
To find out more about the AEC, please visit their website: www/africanentrepreneurcollective
During their time out in Rwanda, Cate and John were determined to capture a truly unique and intimate documentation of modern day Rwandan life. The social enterprise Run Rwanda was created to do just that.
In August 2016, John successfully ran 450km across the entire country of Rwanda. From the northern Ugandan border to the southern entry point into Burundi. Supported by Cate, many of the entrepreneurs they met along the way will be brought to life in Beyond A Thousand Hills.
Not only was the challenge a way of building a unique visual narrative for the book, Run Rwanda raised thousands of dollars for the African Entrepreneur Collective in the process.
To find out more please www.runrwanda.com
Akagera Aviation is a Rwanda based aviation company, specializing in helicopter trips throughout Rwanda. From transport to some of the country’s best lodges, to photography safaris across Akagera and Virunga National Parks, Akagera Aviation provides a stunning opportunity to view the land of a thousand hills from the air.
Akagera Aviation has been an incredible project sponsor, providing the use of a specialist photography helicopter to take the Beyond A Thousand Hills team to every corner of Rwanda. The results will be celebrated in a ‘Rwanda From The Air‘, chapter in the book.
Wildlife Tours Rwanda
Wildlife Tours Rwanda is a local Rwandan tour company that specializes in providing unique and off the beaten track itineraries.
Wildlife Tours Rwanda has supported the Beyond A Thousand Hills project through providing a series of exceptional photography experiences for the team.