Children all around the world love to laugh and play and dream of a better tomorrow. While most American youth can count on education as a key to a brighter future, far too many kids in Rwanda lack such an opportunity. This is why in 2018 the Abana Foundation opened The Children’s Academy in Kibeho. This unique academy provides students a place to go for intense learning opportunities that are focused on English language learning and the Arts.
For as little as $10 per month, YOU can become a Friend of the Academy to support our efforts to provide a quality education for these exceptional students. Your affiliation helps these awesome students--kids like Olivier, Sandrine and Fabrice (each pictured below)--with their journey toward higher education. Education is not free, but in Kibeho it is surprisingly affordable. It costs roughly $12 per year to educate each student; as a Friend of the Academy you can help sustain and expand the Academy’s efforts.
In 2009, the Rwandan government made English their official language, creating a daunting challenge for both teachers and students. The goal of the Academy is to provide an intense English classroom experience that equips the students for success on the National Exam in grade P6. All monies raised through this program will directly benefit the Academy in the following ways:
FRIENDS OF THE ACADEMY
Provide daily food and vitamins to tend to students’ physical needs
Pay for school supplies and curriculum materials
Afford scholarships for students to continue their education after passing the national exam
Allow for future expansion and upgrades of the facilities
Make additional staffing available as we expand the Academy
While donations of any size or welcome and valued, to become a Friend of the Academy requires a minimum gift of $10 per month. All Friends of the Academy will receive regular correspondence that will highlight one of the students, describing his/her life, family, studies, hopes, and dreams.
The Children’s Academy is our latest project with Fr. Leszek and TAF. The Children's Academy is a space where many kids from the village can excel and pursue their talents and dreams. It is a place to come, outside of school hours, and have intense learning opportunities in their specific field of interest whether it be Language, Arts, Music, Sports or anything else that cultivates big dreams for a bright future. The Children's Academy is providing so much hope to these kids in Kibeho.