For many people Rwanda is famous for the genocide that took place in 1994, when an estimated 800,000 Rwandans were killed in the space of 100 days. However, it is now perhaps more famous for what the Word Bank has called it’s “remarkable development successes” of recent years. Of course, there remains a lot to do, and Fields of Life is committed to ensuring these development successes continue.
Fields of Life first started working in Rwanda in 2005, when we built our first partner school, Faith Preparatory School, in Butare, south Rwanda. This school has been very successful is recognised as one of the top performing schools in the region. Following the success of the first school, Fields of Life supported the construction of several more. To date, there are now six Fields of Life partner schools in Rwanda.
In July 2018, we were delighted to launch the Good News for Rwanda Project (GNRP), with anchor funding form House of Vicryn. This proejct will support Gihundwe Primary School, Nyarusiza Focus Primary School, Faith Preparatory Academy and Kairos nursery and primary school. GNRP aims to increase access to quality education at Early Childhood Development (ECD) and Primary levels through improving school level governance and management and also increasing access to essential education infrastructure.
The project will include support for: teachers’ capacity building to deliver quality education, mentoring and coaching on literacy and numeracy, leadership and life skills development; training of School General Assembly Committees (SGACs) and School Audit Committees (SACs) on governance; infrastructure, provision. In addition to this GNRP will work with the church bodies who own the schools to promote evangelism and discipleship as well as encourage sustainable agriculture in the schools and the surrounding communities.
Projects in Rwanda
- Paul Kagame
- Rwandan Franc
- 12.76 million