Rwanda Hosts Women Deliver Conference

Last week Rwanda hosted the Women Deliver Conference, the largest global conference on gender equality,  bringing together 6,000 in-person and 200,000 online participants from around the world; including grassroots advocates, multilateral governments, the private sector, philanthropies, and girls experiencing embedded gender inequity.

A HUGE THANK YOU to our partner Global GLOW for sponsoring 4 girls from the Glow Clubs in Rwinkwavu to attend as delegates along with Jean Marie Habimana, Ready for Reading Director who heads the Program and club mentors. We were thrilled to meet and spend the week with Global GLOW Founder, Kylie Schuyler and the GLOW Team from the US.

It was an incredible opportunity to hear from Rwanda’s President Kagame and first lady Jeannette Kagame, Michelle Obama, Melinda French Gates and many others virtually, learn from global gender activists (like THE Malala!) the RfR delegates were thrilled to add their voices to this global movement, make connections, advocate, inspire and be inspired!   

“Lots of learning took place this week as our girls saw advocacy in action from global changemakers to peers all addressing the issues around embedded gender inequity and the way forward. This conference equals years of formal education/learning…it deserves credit.”  Jean Marie Habimana, RfR Director

We capped off the week with a 1-day Global GLOW summit in Rwinkwavu at the Library/Learning Center. The GLOW Team joined the 400 girls and mentors from all the clubs and surprised us with an “Outstanding Partner Award”.  

What a life-changing week this has been for our girl delegates, girls club members, mentors and for our community, as together we continue to move the needle forward for a more gender equal world.  

Classy Awards Finalist 2023!

Ready for Reading is proud to announce we’ve been chosen as a top 50 finalist for the 2023 Classy Awards. The Classy Awards honors the impactful work innovative nonprofits like us are implementing around the globe. We’re thrilled to be recognized for our work expanding equal access to literacy and education in Rwanda.  

Classy, an affiliate of GoFundMe, is a Public Benefit Corporation and giving platform that enables nonprofits to connect supporters with the causes they care about. Since 2011, Classy has helped nonprofits mobilize and empower the world for good by helping them raise over $5 billion.

11 Classy Awards will be distributed and from now until April 25th, you can vote for us for the People’s Choice Award, a category decided entirely by the public.  

Please Support Ready for Reading by VOTING TODAY! 

Winners will be announced on June 7th at the Collaborative Classy 2023 event in Philadelphia.

We’d love to receive this recognition and the opportunity it affords to get Ready for Reading’s work in front of more foundations and individuals and boost our online fundraising capacity.

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Making Math Fun

Technology simplifies learning by making concepts more digestible. The Digital Math Program available at the Library/Learning Center makes it easy and fun for children in rural Rwinkwavu to learn math. Before accessing the IXL Math Program, a large percentage of children from our community reported math class to be their least favorite and were sometimes tempted to skip it. Now they are enjoying math the same way they enjoy computer sessions. This combination of IT and Math is attracting many of them to pursue STEM in their future studies.