An African proverb says, “If we educate a boy, we educate one person. If we educate a girl, we educate a family – and a whole nation.”
By sending a girl to school, she is far more likely to ensure that her children also receive an education. As many claim, investing in a girl’s education is investing in a nation.
Last Friday four female students sponsored by Foundation Rwanda and Survivors Fund (SURF) were among the students who graduated from Akilah Institute for Women. Since they started in secondary school, the students have been sponsored by Foundation Rwanda. It is exciting to see them now graduate with Diplomas in Hospitality Management and Computer Science.
We are thrilled to have played a role in empowering these young women to acquire skills that will make it possible for them to secure or create jobs for themselves.
Foundation Rwanda has gone beyond their original plan of supporting students to complete their secondary education. For instance, we have students who excelled at secondary school and have secured scholarships, but lack the money for accommodation, meals and school materials to attend University. Yet, it is important for them to acquire skills and secure a better future for themselves.
This requires money and we are helping some of these students. But the support is not enough to provide for many of the successful students. We appreciate any assistance to make this work possible. To back the campaign, please do consider a donation or any other means of support.
Director, Survivors Fund