Our Education Program

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During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, almost all of the schools were destroyed and many of the teachers were killed. An entire generation lost the chance for an education. Some students were able to go back to school with help from the government, but in recent years this well has dried up, leaving them again without hope for an education or a future.

World Dance for Humanity works hard to raise the funds each year to make sure that the young people in the communities we serve can go to school. When we started our program in 2013, most of the students we helped were in primary school – a few in high school. All that has changed, now that the families we’re working with have a dependable income and the means to send their children to primary school. We are now making it possible for 212 Rwandan students to attend school – 17 Primary, 132 Secondary, 6 Vocational, and 57 College students. We’re able to do this with the help of our Student Sponsors, Thriller proceeds, and donations.

Our Rwanda Team meets with the students three times during the year to check up on their progress and offer extra support where needed. In December, we hold a three-day Student Leadership Training for the high school and college students. It is an extraordinary, life-changing experience for the participants, giving them the skills, knowledge, and confidence to become the leaders of their communities. Click here to see the 2017 Student Leadership Training Report.

Each of our students has a WD4H Sponsor they communicate with during the year. It is so meaningful to the students to know there is someone who cares about their education and their future, and they are incredibly grateful for the chance they have been given. Becoming a Sponsor is easy! All you need to do is write your student a few times a year and send a few photos by email via Janet. The relationship you will build with your student will be life-changing for both of you! It costs about $100/year for primary school, $350/year for high school, $1,000/year for college. Most of our Sponsors cover all or part of the cost for their student to go to school, but this is not required. If a Sponsor cannot afford their student’s tuition, WD4H will cover the cost through Thriller and donations.

Click here to see the students in need of a Sponsor

GIVE THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF EDUCATION

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Or write a check to WD4H and send to 906 Nopal St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103

MEET OUR STUDENTS & THEIR SPONSORS


Abel Mugabantwali
Aisha Nyirabuhoro
Alice Impanoyimana
Aline Usanase
Alpha Ntwari Cyuzuzo
Alphonse Ntibaziyaremye
Amani Mugabe
Ange Mwiyitiyizina
Angelique Abayisenga
Angelique Abizeyimana
Angelique Muhimpundu
Angelique Muhoza
Anita Akimana
Anita Mahoro Sada
Annick Byukusenge
Appoline Dusabimana
Assinatha Niwemutoni
Beatrice Akayezu COLLEGE GRADUATE!
Beatrice Umutoni
Belise Fine Ikuze
Benjamin Uwayisaba
Blaise Karangwa
Boaz Mugisha
Cadet Kwizera
Calpophore Nzeyimana
Celestin Ukobizaba
Celine Dushime
Celine Nyirahabimana
Chance Sandrine Uwirwiringiye
Chantal Mukeshimana
Chantal Uwimana
Chantal Uwineza
Charles Brice Niyigaba
Charles Rwomushana
Christella Mwizerwa Nshuti
Christian Irakoze
Christian Uwayezu
Christine Niyonsenga
Christine Umurerwa
Christophe Ndayisaba
Claude Munyaneza
Claudia Kamaliza
Claudine Imaniriho
Claudine Uwambajimana
Clement Nshyimiyimana
Clementine Uwamahoro
Cynthia Umubyeyi
Daniel Mbarushimana
Danutha Abayo
Daris Mugisha Abayisenga
David Ishimwe
David Nshimiyimana
Dear Rosette Iribagiza
Debora Iragena
Denise Igabe
Denise Mutuyimana
Denyse Mushimiyimana
Deoluc Hageniyaremye
Diana Uwayo
Dieudonne Mutabaruka
Donah Mukabarisa
Donata Mukandayisenga
Dudley Hirwa
Egidia Kayitesi
Egidia Mukamunana
Elie Gisubizo
Elisa Yumvabayisenga
Elise Usanase
Elise Akimana
Elyse Byiringiro
Emerise Uwizeyimana
Emma Faustine Uzayisenga
Emmanuel Habimana
Emmanuel Kwihangana
Emmanuel Turatsinze
Emmanuel Twahirwa
Emmanuela Sano
Eric Bikorimana
Eric Mico
Eric Ndagijimana
Eric Ndaye Irunga COLLEGE GRADUATE!
Eric Tuyizere
Erinestine Dushimimana
Esperance Mujawamariya
Evariste Hakizimana
Ezira Mucyo
Ezzra Nyirimanzi
Fabien Murenzi
Fabiola Mutesi
Fabrice Tuyizere
Febronie Uwase
Felicite Kampire
Felix Nshimiyimana
Fiacre Dusingizimana
Fiette Umwizerwa
Fleur Adjibu Isimbi
Florence Mugiraneza
Florentine Nyiransabimana
Francine Uwineza
Francoise Mukaruhimbi
Francoise Nyirahafashimana
Frank Ngabonziza
Gadi Dushime
Gedeon Ntivuguruzwa
Gentille Nsengimana
Gerard Ndayisenga
Gideon Hakizimana
Grace Umuhoza
Halima Uwimana
Henriette Umubyeyi Kayabo
Honolyne Giramata
Hyacinth Uwimana
Hyguette Uwase
Illuminee Mushimiyimana
Indiane Ishimwe
Jacqueline Uwase
Jamillah Iragena
Janvier Tuyishimire
Jean Aime Ndagijimana
Jean Baptiste Tuyizere
Jean Baptiste Twizey
Jean Bosco Ntaganira
Jean Bosco Twizeyimana
Jean Claude Mugisha
Jean Claude Twungubumwe
Jean Damascene Nkundiye
Jean Damascene Nsabimana
Jean De Dieu Murwanashyaka
Jean De Dieu Niyonsenga
Jean Gakuru
Jean Marie Sibomana
Jean Marie Vianey Ndayishimiye
Jean Marie Vianney Tumushime
Jean Niyonshuti
Jean Paul Irasubiza
Jean Pierre Habineza
Jeanette Mukabugingo
Jeanne Mutesayire
Jeannette Byukusenge
Jeannette Mukantagungira
Jeannette Nyirahabimana
Jeannette Uwingabire
Jesca Kayitesi
Jolivet Mike Ishimwe
Josee Benefique Dufitimana
Josee Irakoze
Joselyne Abayisenga
Joseph Tuyambaze
Josiane Ingabire
Josiane Iradukunda
Josiane Munganyinka
Josianne Niwemutoni
Josianne Uwizeyimana
Josue Mugisha
Joveste Amen Irakoze
Jovy Kakwezi
Jules Rudasingwa
Juliet Umutoni COLLEGE GRADUATE!
Laurence Muzirankoni
Laurette Niyomukiza
Lazare (Razaro) Ntigurirwa
Liliane Ingabire
Liliane Muhoza
Liliane Niyomubyeyi
Liliane Uwayisaba
Lionel Uwamahoro Mwambari
Madeleine Nyirangendahimana
Marceline Dusengimana
Margarithe Nsabimana
Marie Claire Cyizanye
Marie Louise Tuyirate
Marie Paul Iyandutiyebyose
Marie Therese Uwitonze
Miriam Shema
Mordecai Niyomugabo
Mouhamad Sembajya Kwizera
Nadette Patience Kwizera
Nadia Umurungi
Nalada Keza
Odilla Niyibizi
Olive Mugeni
Olive Mukantagara
Olive Uzayisenga
Pacifique Bimenyimana
Pascal Uwimpuhwe
Patience Bagwire
Patrice Igiraneza
Patrick Niyigena
Peace Benegusenga
Peace Heshanyu
Pendo Niyongira
Penina Ibyishaka
Phenias Nsengiyumva
Rachel Uwonyisabye
Rebecca Iradukunda
Rebecca Mukagitete
Robert Sibomana
Samuel Niyonkuru
Samuel Ntivuguruzwa
Samuel Nzayisaba
Sandrine Niyonsenga
Sandrine Nyiramwiza
Sandrine Tumukunde
Sarah Uwimpuhwe
Seleman Nkurunziza
Sifa Sylvie Mwamini
Sixbert Ngabo
Solange Mudahogora
Solange Mukantambara
Sylidio Rusenyanteko
Theoneste Murindangabo
Theophile Ngabonziza
Thomas Bigirimana
Valens Bimenyimana
Vanessa Umwali
Vincent Dusengimana
Viollette Nyirandayambaje
Winy Bamurange
Yvette Dusabe
Yvette Kabatesi
Yvone Ishimwe
Yvone Mukeshimana