SAVING LIVES THROUGH NUTRITION EDUCATION

SAVING LIVES THROUGH NUTRITION EDUCATION

They thought the world had forgotten them — and in some respects, the world had. Kiziba Refugee Camp is home to nearly 20,000 Congolese Refugees.After fleeing their homes in DR Congo due to a violent civil war in 1997, nearly 20,000 people sought safety in...
WHEN GIRLS DON’T QUIT

WHEN GIRLS DON’T QUIT

In Rwanda, bucura is the word for last born child. It can also mean cherished and beloved. Jessica is a bucura — the youngest of 7 children in her family. By the time Jessica’s older sisters were married, Jessica was only a teenager, but tradition said she was...
CONQUERING FEAR BY USING HER VOICE

CONQUERING FEAR BY USING HER VOICE

If you were to ask people across the globe about their top fears, statistics show that 50-percent would respond “Public Speaking.” Pascaline would have answered the same. Pascaline is one of our Computer Science scholars in Rwanda. While she was ready to tackle the...
THE NEW LEADING LADIES OF OUR RWANDA TEAM

THE NEW LEADING LADIES OF OUR RWANDA TEAM

Like we’ve mentioned in the past, we know who run the world. Girls! It’s no surprise that our Rwanda program is a staff of five brilliant, confident, and inspiring women. During a time when we are investing in top quality university students and high impact...
MORE THAN A NUMBER, MORE THAN A SINGLE STORY

MORE THAN A NUMBER, MORE THAN A SINGLE STORY

In light of the recent attack at Garissa University in Kenya, and the 21st anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, Tina, our Director of International Programs, reminds us that we are not numbers or statistics. Each of us has a story. It’s raining outside my window and...
INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT IS GRANDMA’S DREAM COME TRUE

INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT IS GRANDMA’S DREAM COME TRUE

Arnold was just a young boy when his father died. He has no memories of him – just photos. Soon after his father’s death, Arnold’s mom left to find work and he moved in with his grandmother. Even though Arnold felt the loss of his father, and the distance from...
ALICE’S TRIP TO INDIA

ALICE’S TRIP TO INDIA

She wrapped her fingers around the plastic handle of a green rolling bag. Alice had never owned a suitcase before. And until then, she had no need for one. For 18 years, Alice and her family have been living in a mud hut in the Gihembe Refugee. After violence forced...