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Publishing writing is one of the goals of Isaro Foundation. The foundation receives and grades various writings from Rwandan primary and high school students. Among all the writing submitted, the Isaro Edition committee chooses the most outstanding and publishes them.
We also do publish writing from different writers and scholars. To send us a writing, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
She says that she loves you.
She repeats that over and over again.
She says she loves you and never waits for you to reply
She looks at you and she never fail to forgive you.
She says she is in pain but carry you in rain.
She walks miles to make you smile.
She goes, and comes but one day
she never came back and you start wishing
Having your moments back. Before she left, she said:
“I was watching you sleep the other day
And prayed that it would last.
The peace that rested on your face
I’d never seen in the past.
To a little girl I will call moonlight.
For she is as beautiful (...)...Read more
The person in me
Having to write an essay about myself reminds me of what I’ve done for the past six years of my life-write in my journal. As honesty is the main criterion in my journal, there’s no reason not to administer it in my life as well. I may not flood this page with my accreditation and exaggerated characteristics like girl genius, peace maker or extremely talented person but that will never stop me from aiming at those. I often wonder how outstanding people like Nelson Mandela feel and I like the fact that it takes me to a place where I can find not all but most answers, books. (...)...Read more
Today, Rwanda remembers for the 19th time one of the bloodiest horrors in the human history. The Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda was a failure for the human race, especially a total intellectual failure. As we put together our efforts to rebuild our country, we should never accept that such a tragedy happens anywhere else on the planet. The worst has happened and Rwanda is growing toward a better future. We have come so far and we have begun a journey of self-reliance. Isaro Foundation will always remember those who lost their lives and morns with those who lost their close during the (...)...Read more
"We make painful decisions, not because we like the pain, but because we value our future and the future of people we love." 3 February 2013 "The ability and willingness to read is a critical prerequisite to a good learning for every human being" 2 February 2013
"Sometimes, it is scary to make friends; they deceive more than enemies do. Enemies can easily be taken care of." 1 February 2013
"What matters is not your success, but your influence on others’ success." 29 January 2013
"For any growing nation, it is important that its people have means and the courage to acquire, not only (...)...Read more
The biggest and most challenging question that people, especially colleagues of my age, ask me every time I land in Rwanda for “holidays” is what keeps someone going. To reply, I always smile a little bit and joke: “The heart keeps the body going.” I bet none of the people who have received such an answer from me knows that I really mean what I reply. Only heart keeps us going.
A medical doctor – or anyone else who is familiar with human biology – would easily think he has understood what I just meant, so would the most romantic person on earth. However, at the end of the day, both persons (...)...Read more
It was my tenth birthday when I got up early and went to school. When
it was around 11:00am my mum came with my sister with a birthday
cake in my class. They sang for me a birthday song and gave me a
birthday hat. There was also a photograph and took some good
When the school party ended we went home and at 4:30pm, my
friends and family were all there, sang also a birthday song and
brought a big cake. Then we ate, we had drinks and I was given many
prizes that made me very happy.
Around 7:45 pm my godmother called my dad on the phone and told
him that she needed me. I (...)...Read more
In holidays we spent the day at Kivu Lake and had a great time. The
whole family went there, that is, my father, my mother, my sister and
my brother. We took lots of food, drinks and things to sit on. It is a
beautiful place. When we arrived, there were only a few people who
were sitting in small groups.
In the morning, my brother, my sister and I went in the lake.
The waves were quite high so we jumped onto them and let them
carry us into the shore. My father stopped us since he was worried
that the waves were too big and we might drown.
There were some white men on the lake (...)...Read more
I remember the time when I decided to give up my studies; I do not
know what made me feel that way, but I think it is because I did not
care too much. I felt like I did not have
a choice because I already promised my parents to never give up, so I
did not want to break my promise. It feels so right to finish what you
have started. When you are well determined, you have to keep going
on. I do not want to make my parents angry. It does not make me
proud. I think it is worthless to be someone who does not have a
vision. That is why when you agree to never give up, you have to keep (...)...Read more
I remember that I was still young, I was only 5 years old. We had planned to go to Lake Kivu as a family; my father, my mother, my sister and my two brothers.
On 24th December, 2004, we left early in the morning. When we started our journey from Remera to Kibuye we stopped by Nyabugogo and bought something that we would eat on our way. After a short time, we reached Kibuye, stopped the car and we ate.
After eating, we went to see how Kibuye looks and we took some pictures. We continued our way to (...)...Read more
Akariza 2012-11-17 22:44:10
This is a story of a girl called Akariza. She lived in Rwanda; she is the elder of her family of four children. She always dreams to become a doctor in medicine.
One day in the morning she got up early and went to fetch water in the river near her home. She met an old woman on the way, she helped her to cross the river.
The old woman liked Akaliza because she was very polite; then she told her: “my child, thank you for your help and may God bless you and your actions, continue to have good behaviors.” And the old woman disappeared.
When Akariza returns home she tells her mother all that (...)...Read more