To invest in a key new project in the Rubavu District, in Rwanda (on the border of the DRC) to help 86 primary schools and 91,000 kids. This area has major issues of poverty, gender-based violence and needs a greater emphasis on girls education as there is a very higher female drop out rate.
Organizer: Brady Josephson
Type Of Group: International Aid and Development
Location: Vancouver, BC
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This year, I'm turning 33 and we are hoping to raise $3,300 in support of The Wellspring Foundation for Education working in Rwanda.
This $3,300, which Liz and I will match dollar-for-dollar up to $1,600, will be used as Wellspring takes on a new challenge in the Rubavu District, in Rwanda (on the border of the DRC). There are 86 primary schools, and 91,000 kids in this troubled district. They are faced with major issues of poverty, gender-based violence and need a greater emphasis on girls education as there is a very higher female drop out rate.
Wellspring has been asked by the government to take on on this project and they have agreed. It’s a huge challenge but with your support, Wellspring will be able to bring much-needed education, opportunity, and stability to the area.
Wellspring invests in leaders and teachers who play the biggest roles in shaping the future youth in Rwanda. These teachers not only teach, but work with parents, are in the community, and are involved in students' lives outside the classroom as well.
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We're suggesting $33 per person but will happily accept, and match, more or less.
We are going to host a 'party' out in Pitt Meadows at our new home (info TBD). And we'd love to see you and hang out if you can make it.
About the Organizers
A few years back... I guess it's quite a few years back now... Liz and I were able to go to Zambia and meet some of the teachers, kids, and leaders that the charity I was working for was helping.
That experience confirmed for us that investing in education is the best way to overcome poverty in developing countries. A few years after that, I was able to visit Wellspring's work in Rwanda and get to know them, their leaders, and their model and was so impressed that Liz and I immediately became supporters.
Through past Birthday's/Bonspiels and the generousity of you - our friends and family - we've together raised over $18,000 for Wellspring and we are excited to support them and their truly transformational work again this year.
Thanks in advance for even considering supporting us, Wellspring, and the teachers and children they invest in.