Grace Rwanda is a B.C. registered charity founded in 2009 by two survivors of the Rwandan Tutsi genocide and members of the Rwandan diaspora in Canada. Our mission is help Rwanda overcome its past by ensuring the next generation is educated and able to help rebuild. To do this, we improve youth literacy by boosting access to books, which are still scarce in rural Rwanda. We raise funds from the community through our Toonies4Change initiative to supply school textbooks and reading books.
You can help your child learn about volunteering, charity, and global citizenship by helping them participate in our program with their family, siblings or peers. Toonies4Change is designed to encourage incremental donations from children, schools and youth. Kids like yours are helping us raise money a Toonie at a time. Each $2 buys one book. No donation is too small. We want to empower children and youth to feel like they can make a difference — even with just a Toonie from their allowance.
Even small donations add up. Here is a sense of the good we can do:
$2 = 1 book
$20 = 1 classroom book tote box
$30 = 15 primary-level books
$120 = 20 secondary-level books
$300 = 50 secondary-level books
Grace Rwanda has pledged to the local government that we will provide a school mini-library in a portable book-box to every single class in every school in the rural Muhanga District over the next few years. Already we’ve had great success, distributing more than a thousand books to Biti and Gitongati Elementaries in spring 2014. We’d love for your family to join us.
To partner with Grace Rwanda through Toonies4Change or to get your kids or community organization involved, please contact: Elizabeth M. Johnson, Grace Rwanda Co-Founder: firstname.lastname@example.org.