Hermine E'Gairma is a FIBA-certified international basketball referee, a physical education teacher at a private, international school, and the President of the Women and Sports Commission for the Rwandan Olympic Committee. As President of the Women and Sports Commission, Hermine dreams of using her position to increase sports opportunities for girls at the junior national level.
U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program
July 4, 2012
She will be mentored by Alicia McConnell, Director of Athlete Services and Programs at the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Hermine's vision for peace and healing in Rwanda after conflict and tragedy echoes the most fundamental ideals of the Olympic movement – how sport can be used to unite people of difference, promote friendship, and encourage peace between individuals. The USOC can provide Hermine with the knowledge and resources she needs to implement sport initiatives that encourage and uplift women and girls of Rwanda.