We will be contributing to Josepha’s education through the Kinamba Community Project (www.kinambaproject.org.uk) and our sponsorship will cover teacher’s salaries, school uniform, materials and food, ensuring that she gets at least one good meal per day whilst she is at school.
Children are chosen for sponsorship through first, looking at the level of poverty of their family, and secondly, at their educational potential.
The Kinamba Community Project was founded by Meg Fletcher, a retired Primary Headteacher who has worked in Kigali since 2006 when she first went there as a volunteer with the VSO organisation.
The project provides educational opportunities for the people of the Kamutwa communities in the Kinamba area of Kigali, Rwanda.
The genocide of 1994 had a devastating effect on the lives and futures of a large proportion of the community.
This project offers hope to war widows, genocide orphans, the marginalised and vulnerable people of Kinamba.
The Project comprises nursery education, support for students through primary and into secondary education.
The Kinamba Community Project also provide a number of educational opportunities for the youth and adults in the community.
The adult project provides skills training and support for the people to find income-generating activities to enable them to feed their children, live with greater dignity and take some control over their own lives.
Over time they have offered training and advice on HIV/Aids, basic literacy and numeracy, classes for tailoring, to learn to make traditional baskets and jewellery for sale. They also provide basic literacy and numeracy classes in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.
You can find out more by visiting www.kinambaproject.org.uk/