Teach 30 Rwandan Women to Read, Write & Calculate

by Global Grassroots
Feb 8, 2012

The teaching program of new students 2012

2011 Students and teachers in classroom
2011 Students and teachers in classroom

Dear Sir/Madam,

We would like to thank our donors for their appreciable contribution in the achievement of our activities. Nowadays, we are in registration process. This academic year we will teach 20 adult women. We will start on 1st March, 2012 teaching four days per week.

Our project made a big social change especially to students who graduated from our program. Our fresh graduates have joined teams that help them to raise income. Ahobantegeye Jeanne, our former student, told us that she has sent her daughter to school. She is part of the Abanyamurava team that sells charcoal and this team is planning to buy a motorcycle by the end of this month as another income generating activity for their team. “Before I thought that I can’t join an association, because I thought it is for the literate people” Said Ahobantegeye Jeanne. She added: “to study how to calculate helped me in my small business, for I am able to change money”. All the 20 women who graduated last year have sent their daughters to school, and they have opened their own bank accounts. They know well how to read, write and calculate. They are even able to lead themselves by reading road sign posts. They vote themselves, and they attend local meetings.

To raise the monthly operating cost is still a problem for our team. The big challenges that our team is facing are that teachers are still not being paid, and to rent the classroom is also another challenge for our teaching program.

The dance troop that supports us in fundraising through its performances is progressing well. Recently, it was in a competition that was organized on the national level, and it won. The problem is that we still rent some costumes of the dancers.

Our plan is to start the teaching program in this March. We will teach these women how to read, write and calculate in a period of 12 months. We will also train them about their rights and business skills.

Don’t you think that the development of a family and a country in general starts from the women’s literacy?

Your donations make a big difference in our community.

once again, we thank you for your generosity and giving heart.


With gratitude,

Innocent Baguma

Ahobantegeye Jeanne
Ahobantegeye Jeanne
Our dance troop
Our dance troop

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Global Grassroots

Location: Portsmouth, NH - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.globalgrassroots.org
Project Leader:
Gretchen Wallace
President and Founder
Hanover, NH United States

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