What We Do
Teaching English Abroad to Rwanda’s Teachers
The Rwanda English Project has been teaching English abroad to over 350 teachers in 17 schools, impacting over 30,000 students. In addition, spoken English is taught to student teachers in 2 teacher training colleges, a rehabilitation center, and two communities (Nyamata and Mayange) to community leaders, bike boys and shop girls. The project is implemented by trained Rwandan school teachers. Initially, they received the spoken English instruction, with those showing higher English proficiency becoming instructors of their teacher peers, and the best of them becoming coaches, managers and finally trainers.
For fun and mouth exercises here are the names of our schools and teacher training colleges: Gitagata, Gitaramuka, Gitwe, Goshen Christian, Maranyundo, Ruyange, Kavumu, Kigusa, Kamanbuye, Karera, Mayange A, Mayange B, Mbyo, Muyenzi, Muyenzi Adventist, Nyabagendwa and Nyamata Catholic. The teacher training colleges are Nyamata Teacher Training College and Kirambo Teacher Training College.
Our Work In Rwanda
Below are some examples of the the work we do. On the left is Callixte, who is a teacher who is teaching English to tutors and teachers. And on the right is Patricia who is teaching English to illiterates who are mostly mothers.
The Future Of Our Work In Rwanda
Rwanda aspires to be a middle-class economy by 2050. They want an educated citizenry to give them a seat at the international table of commerce and diplomacy. But here’s the rub. The country is tiny, about the size of Maryland, USA. It has no resources. Only the brains of their citizens. They need a citizenry that is educated and speaks the international language, English. That’s where we come into the picture. We believe that teaching English to currently employed teachers and to student teachers addresses both the present and future need for English. To further this goal, we will continue to add new schools each year and with an eye on the future teachers of Rwanda, we will in time scale up to all 14 remaining teacher training colleges. If you would like to help please donate today.
The Up Escalator
Kigali Airport Flight to Delhi in 2 hours. There we will train teachers to teach kids in "poverty" schools spoken English, an extension of what we do here in Rwanda. Never having gone to India I am excited and ready for shock and delight. But before we leave our...
This is the week for observing instruction. We drove about an hour out of Kigali; not a great distance, but slow. We left the 'main road', asphalted, decent. Turned onto a dirt road. Dirt roads in Africa double as river beds. Long, deep channels run down the center...
Recently there have been a couple of nice articles about Rwanda. Such remarkable story. The November National Geographic is all about women. The article about Rwanda highlights the remarkable restructuring of women's role in the country and highlights how the...