By Them Nyamunongo and David Folds | Board Members
It is summer time on Idjwi Island! Last week, more than 350 students completed the school year at the Buhumba Primary School. The Idjwi Island Education Fund is recognizing the top students with scholarship funds to use for tuition or supplies during the next school year. We are also recognizing the teachers with a year-end bonus. Although the school year may be over, our programs will continue through the summer.
The Bustani Sustainable Garden Project continues to be a great success. Under the tutelage of a trained agronomist, the students raised and sold crops of onions, carrots, cabbage and beans at a local market. The funds that they generated are being used to purchase notebooks and pens for the students. Our agronomist will continue to work with the students through the summer.
Next month, the Idjwi Island Education Fund will be hosting its first-ever "colonie de vacances" summer camp for the children in Buhumba Village. During the day camp, the students will enjoy art projects, gardening instruction, and sports. The camp will be led by our board member, Safi Ayamunongo, a teacher in Washington, D.C.
Project reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.
Give the gift of stability in a time of instability. Set up an automatic, monthly gift now and get matched at 100%—because the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt us all, and it will take all of us to overcome it. Terms and conditions apply.
Monthly giving is as easy, safe, and as inexpensive as a Netflix subscription. Start a monthly donation to Idjwi Island Education Fund today and get matched at 100%. Terms and conditions apply.