AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR
Sam is a self taught graphic artist. Rift Valley has been his baby since 2012. He started writing and Drawing a Comic about The Congo As a way to connect with history and learn about the world. One day Rift Valley will be Finished or it will drive sam to insanity or both.
Follow him on Instagram: @jam_Paxtron
EDITOR AND CREATIVE CONSULTANT
Gaïus Kowene is an award-winning journalist telling stories of ordinary people with extraordinary achievements. He has worked and freelanced for some of the world's most respected media houses like the BBC, Deutsche Welle, Radio France International, UNHCR, the African Development Bank and more. He is currently a volunteer at Yole!Africa, a center empowering youth through art and cultural exchange in eastern Congo DRC.
LES ENFANTS DE DIEU
FRIENDS OF THE COMIC
LES ENFANTS DE DIEU IS A SCHOOL AND RESIDENTIAL CARE CENTER FOR STREET CHILDREN JUST OUTSIDE KIGALI RWANDA. THEIR MISSION IS TO INSTILL PRIDE IN RWANDAN CULTURE AND PROVIDE EDUCATION FOR BOYS REINTEGRATING BACK INTO SOCIETY. IT'S ALSO A PLACE WHERE KIDS HAVE A LOT OF FUN.
IN 2014 SAM SPENT SIX MONTHS VOLUNTEERING AS AN ENGLISH TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT AT EDD. THE TIME HE SPENT AT THE SCHOOL WAS A FORMATIVE EXPERIENCE FOR WRITING THE FIRST CHAPTER OF RIFT VALLEY. THE FRIENDSHIPS HE MADE WITH THE STUDENTS AND STAFF WERE LIFE CHANGING.
SAM WOULD ENCOURAGE ANYONE WHO'S INTERESTED TO SUPPORT LES ENFANTS DE DIEU. YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SCHOOL HERE.
If you have questions or comments about the comic or opportunities for collaboration, lines of communication are open.