At INSPIRE!africa we are so excited to be heading back to Rwanda next month. An enthusiastic group of 12 volunteers is keenly looking forward to visiting projects supported by INSPIRE!africa, making new Rwandan friends, and helping them to get ahead while seeing the amazing beauty of the country.
All of our work in Rwanda is supported by folks like you and we are writing to provide you with an opportunity to make a donation that we will take with us to Rwanda.
While visiting Rwanda in 2016 we became aware of the pressing need to support children born of rape during the genocide with vocational training. These youth are particularly vulnerable since they do not qualify for government funding for youth survivors to attend university as they were born after the genocide ended. While on that trip, INSPIRE!africa met some of these youth and committed to support 5 of them to attend a short term vocational training program. They have since received certificates in truck driving, photography, accounting and design as a result of our support.
However there are other youth who urgently need our help. Youth like Emmanual, whose mother has HIV and who values his opportunity to study, says, “ I encourage others to feel easy about their problems even though they are not easy.” He is thankful for the support he has received and his chance to improve his life and his mother’s.
Can you help Rwandans right now with a donation before our departure on May 18th? We would be very grateful for whatever amount fits your budget but consider that a donation of $100.00 can cover the costs for one term of a vocational program. Or you can buy a portion of a cow (total cost $600) which will help a widow get on her feet. Any funds you donate will be put to use immediately on our trip when we are presented with a need, like we were in 2016 when we met the youth born of rape.
Isn’t it amazing how a few dollars or more can make a big difference in the lives of genocide survivors and help them have a better future?
Please help us to help Rwandan genocide survivors to continue to get ahead. You can send a cheque to INSPIRE!africa at the address below (preferred) or donate online at Canada Helps.
Your support is vital and we will report back after our trip on how your donation helped. Also you can follow our trip on Facebook and read about our adventures!
All of us at INSPIRE!africa continue to be inspired by our many supporters. We are humbled by your awesome generosity over the past 12 years and we would welcome your further involvement right now as we take your support with us to Rwandan youth and widows who are waiting with great hopefulness for our visit in May.
Margaret McQuiston, Alexandra MacDonald, Diane Altwasser and Jae Cowie
P.S. Every dollar you donate makes a world of difference to our friends in Rwanda!