James Cave has built a solid reputation as teacher and coach in Minnesota, United States of America for over 20 years. During this time, he has managed to develop viable educational travel programs for high school students together with private groups to DC, the Civil Rights South, the Civil War East, and in Guatemala, Ghana, Thailand, and most recently Rwanda.
James first came to Rwanda in the year 2005 to study the culture of the people and gain deeper insight of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi for the high school social curriculum he was developing at that time. His coming to Rwanda opened his eyes to how the people of Rwanda have moved on from the traumatic days of the genocide, and over two decades later, have through sheer resilience managed to build a post-genocide country now known for its development, peace and serenity.
During his trip to Rwanda, James met the director of Amahoro Tours, Greg Bakunzi to whom he struck immediate friendship with. For over the next 10 years, James has managed to spend almost a year in Rwanda doing more research, and bringing into the country several student groups for the purpose of immersing themselves in the rich culture and history of Rwanda
Due to his many years experience touring the country, and learning about their history and way of life, James has been a strong voice speaking around the US on varied topics about the genocide in Rwanda, social justice and restorative justice.