Our School Partnerships
A core mission of Grace Rwanda’s Toonies4Change program is educating Canadian youth about Rwanda and its history. We offer schools leadership opportunities for students to get involved in global stewardship by fundraising for and partnering with sister schools in Rwanda.
Rwandan Ministry of Education statistics show there’s one textbook for every three elementary students, and one book for every five secondary students. Imagine if the students in your school had to study in similar conditions. We aim to change that, with your help.
Our co-founders, Elizabeth Johnson and Marie Louise Kaligirwa are survivors of the Rwandan Tutsi genocide. These two members of the Rwandan diaspora have given dozens of presentations in B.C. schools that teach students about developing African nations and social justice and spur them to act as global citizens by joining our Toonies4Change program.
Students are empowered to bring literacy to Rwandan students, one Toonie at a time. By collecting pocket change, Canadian students can give the gift of reading to their Rwandan counterparts, as every $2 buys one book. Schools can arrange to sponsor a Rwandan sister school for additional educational and cross-cultural opportunities, such as field trips and letter-exchanges.
Join us. Together we can bring literacy to Rwanda, one book at a time.
To arrange a Grace Rwanda presentation at your school or to learn more, please contact: Elizabeth M. Johnson, Grace Rwanda Co-Founder:
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