Rwanda Library Training

$1,055 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 20 months
Grace Rwanda has invited a team of 3 Canadian librarians to Kigali to organize a  
Rwanda Librarian Training Seminar
to teach 30 national workers how to run a small community library and promote a reading culture. 

Grace Rwanda (GR) is a Canadian organization that promotes literacy in Rwanda.
The organization was founded by Rwandan Tutsi genocide survivors Elizabeth Johnson & Marie-Louise Kaligirwa.
Book Aid International has also partnered with GR to provide containers of donated books to the projects. 

Rwanda is a country with no reading culture, Rwandans learn through story telling guca imigani Books are scarce in Rwanda, and expensive. Grace Rwanda's goal is to bring literacy to Rwanda's youth (who make up half of the population), to help them succeed in rebuilding their country.  

This NGO is in the process of setting up 22 community libraries and provided mini-libraries to schools and they host literacy outreach events in rural and urban areas to promote a reading culture. These literacy events have been non-existent in Rwanda, for example at some events
A child will get to experience holding a book
for the very first time.

Funds are needed to pay the costs of  30 Rwandan library workers to attend this training seminar:
-transportation to Kigali from different parts of the country
-2 days' accommodation and meals
-training materials 
-library cataloging materials
-hall rental and projector costs

The library workers earn $50 /month, and some are volunteers. 

For a Canadian tax receipt donate online Grace Rwanda

or send cheque to:
Grace Rwanda Society
#13 – 19889 96 Avenue, Suite #182
Langley, BC V1M3C7

Funding is needed by July 1, 2017

These funds will not go towards any costs of the Canadian volunteers.
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I'm looking for your favourite children's book recommendations. Which books do your kids or students love, books that have lasted for years and still make you smile or bring you joy? We are leaving for Rwanda in 3 and half weeks and can't wait to read aloud to children in the community libraries.
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We are counting down 2 months to our trip to Rwanda where 3 of us library techs will be training 30 Rwandan library workers.
Three librarians who love to read books!
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The 3 librarians met to discuss plans for the Rwanda Librarian Training. Mieke, Erica and Mary Jo are excited to share the love of reading with the Rwanda library workers.
3 librarians read for Rwanda
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We 3 librarians are looking forward to sharing the love of reading in Rwanda. Thank you to those who have donated towards the training expenses.
Mieke, Erica and Mary Jo
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$1,055 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 20 months
Created April 15, 2017
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Moss Doerksen
16 months ago

Yay literacy!

Charlene Burles
18 months ago

Such a wonderful cause!

18 months ago
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Jacquie Dick
18 months ago

I wish you a great trip!

19 months ago
Maria Barber
19 months ago

Hoping this is a special time for all of you!

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