This project was born from an idea of Justine Murenzi: to rehabilitate the ruined family land she inherited and use it to develop the local community devastated by the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis. Her first idea was to create a vocational training center that would help many of the village’s young and unemployed residents escape poverty and create jobs. After discussions with local authorities, the initial project was adapted to meet the pressing need for good schools for youth in the Bugesera district. In its first year of operation, the school enrolled 80 students in 5 preschool classes. Since then, the school’s infrastructure and ambition have grown to accommodate 827 students from kindergarten to primary level.
Today, with the school project well established, Justine has decided to launch and implement her initial idea which complements and supports the school with essential support services: an apprenticeship program to provide training and work opportunities for disadvantaged women, giving them a chance to (re)enter the workforce.
To help Justine and Robert in their mission, we have concluded a partnership which aims to finance part of the construction of the multipurpose room which will be used, in particular, as a refectory for the pupils of the Ecole Du Bon Berger and to make the school partially or completely autonomous in electrical energy thanks to a sustainable and clean system, photovoltaic panels.