Legacy of Literacy

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In conjunction with NATIONAL LITERACY MONTH in Rwanda, Ready for Reading is launching a 3-week fundraising campaign. Our goal is to raise $8,500 to give more people in Rwinkwavu the opportunity literacy provides for self-realization and as a path out of poverty.

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Legacy of Literacy: Classes
The Power of Literacy

  • In 6 years, 854 literacy certifications were awarded through our literacy program.
  • Practical skills play an important role in boosting family economy, supporting children’s education and fostering strong local leadership.
  • Our program builds a foundation for socio-economic development for individuals, families and the community.

$150 pays for a month of literacy classes for 25 people

Legacy of Literacy: Books
Cornerstone of Lifelong Literacy

  • Since 2012, our book collection has expanded beyond 10,000 books.
  • The 28,225 people in Rwinkawavu have access to books, read-alouds and reading circles at the center.
  • New readers’ top picks are books on local culture, heritage/tradition and everyday experiences.

Help us add 100 newly published local Rwandan books to our collection: $25 buys an illustrated hardcover picture book

Legacy of Literacy: Teachers
Teachers Are at the Heart of All We Do

  • Our team of 15 teachers serve over 32,000 people a year from Rwinkwavu and surrounding sectors.
  • More than 70% of our staff has been with us since 2012.
  • Our team comes from our community. We proudly support local talent.
  • Our teachers are passionate about teaching, reading, music, IT and athletics. They know learning happens through various avenues.

$200 pays a teacher (with benefits!) for one month.

We can’t do it without YOU, so please DONATE TODAY! Help us bring life to literacy, and literacy to lives. Every dollar makes a difference and any amount is much appreciated and goes a long way.