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Why Rwanda?

Rwanda…the most densely populated country in Africa…still rebuilding trust after the 1994 genocide…where the average monthly income is $46 per person…with half the population under age 14...and an average third grade education!

Rwanda...with a growing international economy…home to gorillas, elephants, zebra, and volcanoes… whose goal is to become a nation of readers, writers, and analytical thinkers…with a competency-based curriculum introduced in 2016…and with TEACH Rwanda leading the transformation of early childhood teacher education.

Many children in Rwanda still live in large families that survive on subsistence farming. Drinking water is often not available. Hunger is a daily reality. Many children drop out of school by first grade.

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Get Involved


Make a Difference!

Why Rwanda?

Rwanda…the most densely populated country in Africa…still rebuilding trust after the 1994 genocide…where the average monthly income is $46 per person…with half the population under age 14...and an average third grade education!

Rwanda...with a growing international economy…home to gorillas, elephants, zebra, and volcanoes… whose goal is to become a nation of readers, writers, and analytical thinkers…with a competency-based curriculum introduced in 2016…and with TEACH Rwanda leading the transformation of early childhood teacher education.

Many children in Rwanda still live in large families that survive on subsistence farming. Drinking water is often not available. Hunger is a daily reality. Many children drop out of school by first grade.

TEACH Rwanda is determined that every child in Rwanda have the opportunity to get a good education—especially necessary when young brains are growing!

·         We educate teachers to use modern teaching methods and materials.

·         Our Exemplary Schools serve nutritious snacks, so children’s brains can learn.

·         We supplement school fees at Bright School, so children living in low-income families can attend school
          during the most important years of their development.

 

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Volunteer


Who is eager to do community service? Teenagers? Retirees? Empty nesters? You can become a TEACH Rwanda volunteer—and genuinely change lives. Volunteer opportunities are available in the U.S. and in Rwanda.

Volunteer


Who is eager to do community service? Teenagers? Retirees? Empty nesters? You can become a TEACH Rwanda volunteer—and genuinely change lives. Volunteer opportunities are available in the U.S. and in Rwanda.

Volunteer opportunities are available in the U.S. and in Rwanda.  For details about current volunteer opportunities, check with our Volunteer Coordinator at TEACHRwanda.Volunteers@gmail.com and the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley.


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Mentor Rwandan Teachers

Are you a teacher or retired teacher? Volunteers review weekly learning plans submitted to TEACH Rwanda by e-mail. You can mentor a teacher who is still learning modern teaching methods. Interested? E-mail us at TRModules@TEACHRwanda.org. Feel free to review our Resources page  to


Become a TEACH Rwanda Supporter

Do you sometimes wait at checkout? Are you active in civic or religious groups? Do you have a job? Do you know where to apply for grants?

Are you active in a group that performs at benefits?  A religious group that supports or sponsors non-profit causes?  Do you know where to apply for grants?  Are you a conversationalist that can spread the word while waiting in line at a checkout? 

We often have great fundraiser ideas, but need volunteers to help pull them off!  Great opportunities for teenagers to obtain community service hours and for those who would like to help but have limited time.

Ambassadors for TEACH Rwanda can spread the word about our important work, any time, anywhere!  Ask us to send you TEACH Rwanda's latest brochure, print a few copies, and begin your campaign to give young children in Rwanda, and their teachers, the best possible educations.  (downloadable brochure).

 TEACH Rwanda is a regular at this friendly, convenient Longswamp UCC Bazaar in the Lehigh Valley. Rwandan handmade crafts will be available for a donation that supports teacher education and high-quality schools in Rwanda. Choose from baskets, jewelry, sculptures, fabric and many more unique gift items.

TEACH Rwanda is a regular at this friendly, convenient Longswamp UCC Bazaar in the Lehigh Valley. Rwandan handmade crafts will be available for a donation that supports teacher education and high-quality schools in Rwanda. Choose from baskets, jewelry, sculptures, fabric and many more unique gift items.

Does your company or employer offer or participate in charitable giving programs, such as:

  • Pro Bono Services
  • Matching Gift Programs
  • Dollar for doer Programs
  • Paid Release Days
  • Gifts-in-Kind
  • Sponsor Events
  • Company Wide Day of Service
  • Community Fund Raiser

 

 

Share Our Success

Are you friends with TEACH Rwanda on Facebook? Share our posts!

 

 
 Jo "Bomba" Sieger and The Dharma Drummers with their Rwandan drums have performed several benefits for TEACH Rwanda including:  Dharma Drummers benefit - a great day of irresistible and affordable Rwandan crafts & jewelry, walking a meditative labyrinth..and then topped off with a rousing concert by Jo "Bomba" Sieger and The Dharma Drummers performing with their Rwandan drums!  Sweet Dreams Benefit -  a movie screening of Sweet Dreams, drumming circle and ice cream social. SWEET DREAMS is the story of Ingoma Nshya, the first women's drumming troupe in Rwanda, and their effort to open the country's first local ice cream shop, "Sweet Dreams."  Crafts from Rwanda werel also be available by donation.

Jo "Bomba" Sieger and The Dharma Drummers with their Rwandan drums have performed several benefits for TEACH Rwanda including:

Dharma Drummers benefit - a great day of irresistible and affordable Rwandan crafts & jewelry, walking a meditative labyrinth..and then topped off with a rousing concert by Jo "Bomba" Sieger and The Dharma Drummers performing with their Rwandan drums!

Sweet Dreams Benefit -  a movie screening of Sweet Dreams, drumming circle and ice cream social. SWEET DREAMS is the story of Ingoma Nshya, the first women's drumming troupe in Rwanda, and their effort to open the country's first local ice cream shop, "Sweet Dreams."  Crafts from Rwanda werel also be available by donation.

 
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Support Our Campaigns


Support Our Campaigns


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Bright School Campaign

This campaign is focused on constructing Phase 1 of our new campus.

We're thrilled to announce that construction has started on Phase 1 of Bright School! This building will house 8 classrooms. The building will be Bright School's first permanent home, and is much awaited by children, parents, and teachers. This facility will attract more than 1,000 visitors each year from around the world. It is one of two schools in Rwanda that meet our high standards for modern, engaging education.


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   Welcome to the future of Rwandan education.    We're changing the culture of education in Rwanda by affirming and encouraging genuine understanding through kind, responsive, well-informed, modern teaching practices. The Determine a Future Campaign was created to support teacher education and children's enrichment in Rwanda.  The launch of this campaign is an opportunity for children, teachers, and families across the world, as well as at home. By getting involved, you're supporting a higher educational standard and making a transformative difference in Rwanda.

Welcome to the future of Rwandan education.

We're changing the culture of education in Rwanda by affirming and encouraging genuine understanding through kind, responsive, well-informed, modern teaching practices. The Determine a Future Campaign was created to support teacher education and children's enrichment in Rwanda.
The launch of this campaign is an opportunity for children, teachers, and families across the world, as well as at home. By getting involved, you're supporting a higher educational standard and making a transformative difference in Rwanda.
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Donate Learning Materials


Donate Learning Materials

Add an extra pack of washable markers, children's scissors, or sidewalk chalk to your shopping cart! Find puzzle and board game bargains in thrift shops and yard sales! Recycle children’s outgrown books, Legos™, and animals! Contribute scarves you no longer wear!

Donate Learning Materials


Donate Learning Materials

Add an extra pack of washable markers, children's scissors, or sidewalk chalk to your shopping cart! Find puzzle and board game bargains in thrift shops and yard sales! Recycle children’s outgrown books, Legos™, and animals! Contribute scarves you no longer wear!

These are some of the items that are not yet available in Rwanda, and that hundreds of children in our schools use every day.

  • Blunt-tip scissors
  • Chenille stems
  • Children’s books
  • Tempera paint, powder or cake, washable, 1” paint brushes
  • Legos™
  • Puzzles, jigsaw, 100 to 500 pieces
  • Puzzles, wood, 4 to 30 pieces, sturdy
  • Scarves, large
  •  Sidewalk chalk, washable
  • Small/medium rubber animals
  • Washable markers, broad tip
  • Yarn

We carry these in our suitcases, so your donation of $300 will pay for volunteers to take 50 pounds of learning materials to Rwanda. Books and sidewalk chalk are heavy!

Donate Learning Material Transportation fee