I came to teach but I am the one who has been taught


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The Goal

Rwanda is working towards becoming trilingual (with French and Kinyarwanda) and all teaching is now done in English. This is not easy to achieve. The Sisters in Rwanda have 3 secondary schools and are asking for volunteers to teach English, both in the school to help prepare students for University, where they need a good standard of English, and to the young Assumption novices before they start their studies in Kenya. 


The Mission

  • We have sent volunteers in the past to two rural schools: one in the village of Birambo, near Kibuye in the west of the country and the other in Rwaza, near Ruhengeri, which is nearer to the capital, Kigali. 
  • Rwanda's recent tragic history is well-known and each person, adult and child, is marked by what has happened. Volunteers need sensitivity, maturity and patience, to be adaptable and able to live simply. They no longer need fluency in French, but some French understanding and speaking would be necessary.

  • Volunteers will be helping the teachers with the English classes and also getting involved in IT, computing, helping students to use the internet, promoting journalism and knowledge of world events and in general broadening the students' horizons. They need to be fluent English speakers with an interest in a range of creative activities and some teaching ability. 

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