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Mwana Nshuti Scholarship

Organized by: Sarah Joy

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THE STORY:

Hello Friends! I have spent the summer in Kigali, Rwanda volunteering with the Friends Peace House (check out their site friendspeacehouse.org to learn all about this great NGO!) The project that I was most involved with is the Mwana Nshuti Vocational Training Center- Mwana Nshuti translates to My child, My friend. The students that are served at Mwana Nshuti come from poverty stricken families, victims of the 1994 genocide , broken homes and other difficult situations. This vocational school offers them the opportunity to learn a trade and improve their life situation.

Here comes a little more background information for you to understand the fundraising part ;)

Primary education is free and accessible to all Rwandans, Secondary School (high school) is not. Because of this many Mwana Nshuti students have not started Secondary School or they began their studies but had to leave school for various reasons. I would very much like to help some female students that I have had the privilege of working with return to school and finish their education. Without a high school diploma finding profitable employment is even more difficult; besides that I strongly feel that education is one of the most valuable aspects of life and all people should have access to it. After all as Nelson Mandela told us:

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"

With $1,000 six years of school fees could be paid. This amount would be given in support of students that have started school but had to leave. The money will be donated to Friends Peace House where they have an established school sponsorship program with staff who manage the funds.

Donate if you can, donate even if you can't :) and please get in touch with me with any questions or for more information! Amahoro, Sarah

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