World Dance for Humanity is helping 212 students attend school in Rwanda. We are seeking Sponsors for the Waiting List students below who are from the 25 communities we support. All are from very poor families; many are orphans. Without our help, they have no chance of continuing school. With our help, they have a promising future ahead.
We have an agreement with each student we sponsor – that they will use the skills and knowledge acquired at school and through our Student Leadership Training to help lead their community out of poverty.
Most of our students come from remote rural areas. The young children attend primary school near their villages which costs about $100/yr. The secondary students attend boarding school which costs about $350/yr for tuition, room, and board. The conditions at these schools are primitive, but the students receive a good education. We ask our Sponsors to pay their student’s tuition (or a portion of it) each year, and to write to their student several times a year (see a sample letter under the photos below).
Please look at the students below, and email Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the student you would like to sponsor!
Rest assured, the relationship you build with your student will be life-changing for both of you.
Here’s a video that shows how grateful these students are to their Sponsors!
(Click the “CC” box, bottom right, to see captions)
Students in Need of Sponsors:
SAMPLE LETTER FROM A SPONSOR:
How are you? How are your studies going? I hope you are enjoying your activities and learning a lot. How is your family? What do you do in your time that you aren’t going to school or studying?
I used to be a teacher, and now I am a student again! I am going to the local college to learn more about computers, and also taking yoga and dance classes. I also like to walk with friends or my daughter on the beach here, and I love to read books.
My husband and I are going to take a trip to visit some friends who live in New Mexico, a different state from California where we live. I haven’t been there since I was a little girl, so I am excited to see a new part of my country.
I hope you are well, and I look forward to hearing from you!
Love, your friend, Dee
SAMPLE LETTER FROM A STUDENT:
Dear Pat & Carlos White,
I am very warm to know that you are going supporting my education. I dropped out of school two year ago. It take around 1 year waiting who can pushing me and take my hand for sustain my future. Now it is happening.
Pat I really eyed-tears because you give me a legacy, you give me education is a key for us young to open the world and achieve many things.
I have many questions for asking you how old are? How is your husband? Do you have kids? Do you have a grandchildren? Did you travel at least once in Africa? Hope to hear you soon.
Here in Rwanda at the beginning of April we celebrated Easter was fantastic, now we are commemorating 1994 Genocide against Tutsi with much pain but it is not discourage us to participate in the meeting. Hope to be with you many year.
Thanks I wish you all the best, all the best Lazare