Since its inception, Rise Rwanda has been primarily focused on supporting education for vulnerable children in Rwamagana. We believe that education is the key to making lasting change in disadvantaged communities. It’s the way to change social attitudes, enable children to grow into well-equipped adults, and foster a growing economy.
Numerous studies have shown that children who are sponsored are more likely to stay in school. They are more likely to find a job in the future and even become positive leaders in their communities. Importantly, girls who remain in education are far less likely to get married at a young age, become pregnant at a young age, or even turn to unsavory vocations as a means of survival.
Rise Rwanda began with the sponsorship of just three children and is now supporting education for over 20. Sponsorship includes; 2 meals per school day, health insurance, school books, school uniforms, PE gear and transport to school.
You can contribute to this sponsorship though this link. You can choose a nominal donation amount or yearly sponsorship. Yearly sponsorship is just €330 and if you sign up you will receive details of the child you’re sponsoring and their story so far. You will also receive regular updates and three school reports each year on how the child is getting on in school.
Even better you could contribute by attending one of Rise Rwanda’s #givingbackthroughyoga classes. These donation based yoga classes have snowballed in popularity and they offer mutual benefits for all involved. See our Yoga page for more details. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, reward yourself, and contribute to this amazing mission.