On 5th May 2019, Fields of Life International Operations Manager, David Hall, will be running the Belfast City Marathon to fundraise for the Fields of Life quality education programme in Rwanda.
When we asked him what his motivation was and why he was raising funds for Rwanda. He reflected on his recent visit:
“In January 2019, I visited Kairos Nursery and Primary School, in eastern Rwanda. Fields of Life helped construct the school some years ago. It has been very successful in allowing children in the area to attend school and receive an education.
Kairos is in a beautiful setting on top of a hill. When I visited the sun was shining and nursery children were sitting outside with their teacher on the grass. It looked lovely.
But, on chatting with the head teacher, Jane Kayesu, I soon realised it was not as idyllic as it first appeared.
The nursery children were outside because they had no choice – for 3 nursery classes there is only 1 proper classroom , and this is already full with nearly 100 children in the class.
The other 2 nursery classes have to meet outside, and when it rains the class has to squeeze into other classrooms, causing disruption in those classes too.
The water supply also needs improvement. When the rainwater tanks run dry, children have to walk down the (steep) hill to access water.
Kairos is one of 4 schools that Fields of Life are currently working with in Rwanda, trying to improve the quality of education that children receive. Please help us raise funds so
that we might continue this important work.”
At Fields of Life we are passionate about providing access to the highest possible standards of education. Our quality education programme empowers and supports all of the Fields of Life partner school communities, ultimately benefiting all the children in our school network through teacher training, Christian education, child protection, I AM GIRL and water and sanitation.
David is aiming to raise £1,000 for the quality education programme and he would love your support.
If you would like to donate, please click here to visit his JustGiving page.