Christmas in Rwanda

December 20, 2018  |  General  |  No Comments

Grace Rwanda Society wishes you a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year 2019!!

Here is a beautiful video of Christmas in Rwanda  taken in the amazing capital city of Kigali.

We would like to thank everyone who has supported our work in Rwanda. With your generous support we have achieved so much, including:

  • 25,000+ books were received from UK thanks to Book Aid International
  • 35,000 books have been distributed into community libraries
  • 34 women graduated from Work For Life entrepreneurship training and are ready for new businesses
  • 3 children’s reading corners are serving 500 children & youth a week
  • 23 new community libraries were completed serving 1,200 children daily in 20 districts
  • 2 containers were shipped to Rwanda, with one in the process of being loaded in the spring of 2019
  • 500 Women’s Monthly Hygienic Recyclable Kits are in use in Rwanda, with 500 Days for Girls sample kits ready to be shipped out in 2019
  • 38 community librarians were trained for ongoing librarian management
  • 1,800 soccer jerseys were distributed to 100 youth teams

Exciting News!!

July 4, 2018  |  General  |  No Comments

Grace Rwanda is receiving a shipment of 26, 306 books from Book Aid International!!   Book Aid International is the UK’s leading international book donation and library development charity and they have generously donated thousands of books to be delivered to Kigali at the end of July.  While these books are free and the shipping is free, there is still a cost to Grace Rwanda.  It costs about $600 USD for the clearance into Kigali, as well as the cost of renting trucks to bring the books to the Gisozi warehouse.  There is also the cost of labour to hire people to load and unload the trucks and then to sort and stock the shipment once it has arrived at the warehouse.  Altogether Grace Rwanda is needing to raise approximately $1200 USD to get these books.  If anybody can donate it would be greatly appreciated!!  Don’t forget that donations are eligible for a tax receipt!

Please help these wonderful children continue to enjoy the wonders of reading!!

Game time!

July 2, 2018  |  General  |  No Comments

The children who attend Elizabeth and Paul’s Sunday services love sports so much that they have dedicated the last Saturday of every month as sports day!

The founder of Rulindo soccer center, coach Crallene, helps with coaching the kids.

Reading club

A volunteer from Japan helps with the sports day.  The kids enjoy touching her hair and being carried like a baby on her back!!

Sunday Services

July 2, 2018  |  General  |  No Comments

Heartfelt apologies for not updating the website sooner.  It has been far too long since it has been done and it is NOT because there has been nothing going on!  Elizabeth and Paul continue to be as busy as ever!!

As you can see, the Sunday services are still going strong and growing week by week.

A cover was made for the front of the building so that everyone stays safe rain or shine!!

Our Little Community Reading Club

June 3, 2018  |  General  |  No Comments

Reading clubThe reading club for children and youth at Grace Rwanda/Ineza Foundation’s office in Gisozi, Gasabo District is flourishing. Arita and Kirezi are among the readers, and they enjoy the sport activities there.

Arita states:” I love our corner library and the story reading time, and I can’t wait for the next Saturday Ineza sport day, … our girls team wins over the boys… we enjoy soccer, go-fish cards game for new English vocabularies, skipping the ropes, our Kirisense circle games, etc…”

Reading club Ineza team

Christmas in Rwanda

January 29, 2018  |  General  |  No Comments

Although this is a wee bit late, here is how Elizabeth and Paul helped children to celebrate Christmas in Rwanda. They helped them to put on a play where over 80 people attended and provided them with a wonderful dinner.