Rwanda Restored seeks the advancement of education of young people in Rwanda by building or improving schools, relieving financial hardship by providing money for food, housing, education, clothes and social support for widows and orphans across Rwanda.
The main focus of the charity is on children, to ensure they are given decent accommodation either with their family or within any boarding schools operating throughout the country.
We also aim to support the parents of these children, many of whom are widows because of HIV, AIDS and the genocide of 1994. Many of the mothers cannot support their families financially without working as prostitutes. Our aim is to steer them into a safer and productive life by encouraging and supporting local trade in gift items such as cards, embroidery and other handicrafts.
Whole School Photo - March 2013
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These students are being sponsored to attend Gihogwe High School
If you can help to sponsor any of these
students please contact us - thank you
Progress on the new girls dormitory - May 2013
Our new target amount of £190,000 is for completion of the ground floor, first floor and the roof. Additionally it also covers all the fixtures and fittings.
Artists impression of new girls dormitory block
"As of March 2013 we have 180 girl boarders. Dormitories are temporarily very overcrowded until such time as we can complete the new dormitory - see photos alongside. This must be finished as soon as possible as it is urgently needed! The roof metal structure is now all in place & the next phase will be to fix the blue roofing sheets to make this building weather proof"
Rwanda Restored is totally dependent on donations from individuals and companies. All donations, regardless of size, are gratefully appreciated and can be directed to a chosen project.
Some of the monies raised have been through groups organizing a sponsored walk, swim, bike rides, cake stalls in schools, non-uniform days and many other events.
It is also possible to buy gifts such as goats and mosquito nets which will be handed out to the needy.
You can also support the handicraft centre by purchasing greeting cards and pictures.
You can make a difference. Please help us to help the poor in Rwanda.
Legacies - Please consider leaving a legacy to Rwanda Restored in your will as this could make a massive difference to the work. Further details regarding donations are obtainable through our donation page using Justgiving or Paypal.