Rotary Club of Austin

Gilbert will be the featured speaker at the membership meeting on August 5, 2014. Please visit http://rotary-austin.org/ for more information if you would like to hear him share his story.

  • Gilbert Tuhabonye with Gilbert's Gazelles
  • Gilbert Tuhabonye in prayer
  • Gilbert Tuhabonye with Burundi Olympians
  • Gilbert Tuhabonye running with a child at Run for the Water
  • Gilbert Tuhabonye at tribal dance in Africa
  • Gilbert Tuhabonye, coach at St. Andrew's in Austin
  • Gilbert Tuhabonye at Dig Burundi race
  • Gilbert Tuhabonye of Austin, TX

Sometimes the world can be an unfair and cruel place. Yet even amongst the worst of circumstances and in the midst of unfathomable tragedies, hope and happiness prevail.

Gilbert Tuhabonye knows this.

Gilbert has endured great suffering in his life. Yet his message isn’t one of sorrow or anger; it’s one of joy, faith and forgiveness. Driven by a desire to unleash the potential of anyone who seeks it – in running and in life – Gilbert’s indomitable spirit moves everyone he meets. He inspires others to believe that they can achieve anything, regardless of the circumstances or obstacles. He is a living reminder that humanity is greater than the sum of all the world’s injustices. And he is proof that the work of a few – or even just one – can make this world, our world, a better place.

Gilbert's Gazelles Training Group logo
Gazelle Foundation logo
Run for the Water logo
Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission logo