It's easy to take for granted the opportunities we've been blessed with, opportunities which, for many, remain out of reach. Rwanda is doing an amazing job of picking itself up from the aftermath of the 1994 genocide. However, there is still a way to go before some rural communities can offer their children a decent education.
My wife and I, along with Faith and Roger Shaw, started the Ishimwe Pioneer School to give these children a chance to learn, grow, and aspire. We've seen the spark in their eyes, a yearning for knowledge, and a thirst for a better future. Today, that school serves 254 students from K1 through sixth grade.
In 2022 & 2023, every pupil passed their P6 national exams with flying colors for entrance to secondary school. And now, we face a new challenge - these bright young minds need a high school.
There is an opportunity for you to dramatically change the trajectory of a child's life.
Between now and the end of the year, each dollar donated up to $50,000 will be matched, dollar for dollar. Your contribution can help us create a world-class high school for these aspiring scholars.
In the spirit of humanity, let's gift these children a chance to achieve their dreams. Together, we can create a brighter future for them, Rwanda, and us all. Thank you.
There are two ways to donate:
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Option 2: Book a 1:1 call with me via Intro
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🎗️ And the best part? Our time together supports a noble cause - all my session fees on Intro before the end of the year are being donated to the Rwanda school project. The fees will be part of the match.
History of the School
We started construction in 2019, and in January 2021, after many hiccups and the pandemic raging, we opened Phase One.
In 2021, we added the school dining hall, 2022, the kindergarten, 2023, the primary school building.
Now, it is time to provide a high school.