Empower, Educate & Inspire Street Kids in Rwanda Fund
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Join me in supporting Rising Above the Storms to build a Computer Lab for Former Street Youth in Rwanda. This lab will enable us to empower our at-risk youth through innovations, research, internet, computer skills. We currently have 16 kids ranging from 10-18, and most of them still in elementary school.
We’re looking to buy 8 laptops, estimating $500 per laptop before tax (plus network configuration & setup, and hiring a seasonal IT technician to help assist with the lab); we are also looking for 7 people to commit to donating $50 a month for at least 2 years so that we can continue to provide the necessary needs for the kids through counseling, clean clothes, food, a playground, school fees, material & uniforms for a traditional public school, and after school tutoring & mentoring.
Giving RAS youth access to technology that they can’t afford in their home environment, will help them catch up with peers, enable them to engage others outside their communities, and maybe turn out to be a career path for some of them.
Through this lab/initiative, we are intending to boost our kids’ confidence, promote skills learning, while we provide them with a motivation to stay in our programs, and prevent them from going back to the streets, and prepare them for a future career in technology.
We expect to go Live in November 2019. Preps are underway! Thank you very much for your partnership, generosity and support!