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.

Mental Health

Did you know that reading to hospitalized patients has lot of benefits? Here are the three of them:

1. Reading to a hospitalized patient reduces the anxiety he/she feels when facing the doctor

2. Reading to a hospitalized patient creates a distraction or a room to escape the reality of the treatment or procedure they are facing.

3. Reading to hospitalized patients bring hope and the taste of life back to those who are hospitalized for a long time.

Ready for Reading, in partnership with Rwinkwavu Hospital, is taking the power of literacy and story to the hospitalized community!

Women’s Agriculture Project

Agriculture is an historical mainstay of Rwanda’s economy, with 70% of the population currently earning their livelihoods in the sector and contributing about a third of GDP. Yet a big percentage of the farmers in Rwanda are still doing subsistence agriculture which keeps us among the ten top countries with high food inflation worldwide. With our long-term partner @litworld, we are reading, we are learning, we are practicing —We are educating mothers from our LitClub program to practice sustainable modern agricultural techniques, which will enable them to secure a safe and nutritious food supply for their families. Further, it will help them gain skills to create additional income through selling surplus produce at local markets. The benefits and implications of this initiative are far-reaching, as it will contribute towards improving the health outcomes of these families and their neighbors, increasing literacy levels, strengthening economic security, and even reducing gender disparities within rural villages where Rwinkwavu Library resides. Stay tuned- More Updates to come.