Education
 Rwanda
Project #2106

Housing to Empower Rwanda's Future Leaders

by Generation Rwanda

Summary

Housing is one of the most important components of Orphans of Rwanda’s scholarship program for orphans and socially vulnerable young people. This project supports the costs of two ORI student houses.
$7,219
total raised
84
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

Orphans of Rwanda (ORI) provides 160 motivated and talented Rwandans with the opportunity to attend university and become Rwanda’s future leaders. ORI-sponsored student houses are where our students develop the relationships that enable them to thrive both academically and personally. One student recently said that ORI’s greatest gift to him was the chance to live with his housemates, who call each other brothers. This project will support the costs for two of our current student houses.

Solution

Fund two student houses in Kigali, thereby providing group housing for 14 Orphans of Rwanda students for one year.

Long-Term Impact

ORI’s scholarship program aims to empower Rwanda’s most talented orphans and socially vulnerable young people to become the leaders they hope to be. It is our expectation that our students will become leaders in every sphere of Rwandan society.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.orphansofrwanda.org
ORI Students Featured in Miller-McCune Cover Story
Article on Orphans of Rwanda in NY Times Online
Video about ORI's students
Josh Ruxin's blog on ORI

Organization Information

Generation Rwanda

Location: Cambridge, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.orphansofrwanda.org
Project Leader:
Michael Brotchner
Executive Director
New York, New York United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 84 donors like you, a total of $7,219 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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