A reading and writing competition that was organized by Isaro
Foundation in partnership with the Rwanda Ministry of Youth sponsored
by the United States embassy in Rwanda came to an end on this May
16, 2013 around 4:30 P.M Rwandan time.
In this competition contestants who were coming from 17 different
schools had to write in two hours a 2-3 pages about a topic that was
given. After the competition part was finished, the first five schools,
5th: HVP Gatagara 4th: College Christ Roi de Nyanza 3rd: Lycee Notre
Dame de Citeaux 2nd: Petit Seminaire de Ndera and 1st: APE Rugunga,
were (...)...Read more
READING AND WRITING COMPETITION
AGENDA OF THE DAY
8:00 AM: Arrival of students
2:00 PM: Arrival of invited guests
2:40 PM: Welcome remarks by the director of Rwanda Library Services
2:50 PM: Entertainment by Lil G
3:10 PM: Remarks by the representative of US embassy
3:20 PM: Entertainment
3:30 PM: Remarks by Isaro Foundation Representative
3:50 PM: Awarding ceremony
4:10 PM: Closing remarks by the Guest of the honor
"Read to Grow and Write to be (...)...Read more
This Thursday, May 16th, 34 students from 17 schools will compete in a reading and writing competition that will take place at Kigali Public Library, where Isaro Foundation has its headquarters.
This competition is a partnership between Isaro Foundation and the Rwandan ministry of sports and culture. It was sponsored by the US Embassy in Rwanda.
List of schools:
2. APE Rugunga
3. Camp Kigali
4. College Christ roi NYANZA
5. Glory Secondary School
6. FAWE Girls School
7. G.S.N.D du Bon conseil
8. HVP Gatagara
10. Kagarama Secondary School
11. King David (...)...Read more
May 9th, 2013: the Chief Executive Officer of the Isaro Foundation, with respect to the Isaro Foundation constitution, has nominated Mr. Niringiyimana Innocent as member of the Isaro Foundation advisory board. Mr. Niringiyimana, who is based in Rwanda, will work with the Isaro Foundation Rwanda. Mr. Innocent is the fourth member of Isaro Foundation Rwanda advisory board.
Mr. Innocent is one of the judges at Primary courts in Rwanda. He holds an A1 level degree in Philosophical Studies and a Bachelors’ degree in law from Kigali Independent University. Before joining the judiciary system (...)...Read more
The Founder of the Isaro Foundation, Jean Leon Iragena, had an interview with the The Chronicle of Higher Education. Based in Washington DC, The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. The Chronicle’s audited Web-site traffic is more than 12.8 million pages a month, seen by more than 1.9 million unique visitors.
Read more and listen to the interview, click (...)...Read more
Isaro Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization that was founded November 15 2011 by Jean Leon Iragena with a purpose of contributing to the education of Rwandan youngsters by encouraging them to read and write.
As a new foundation, it needed people who could volunteer to serve as a committee to get the job done. Iragena informed his fellow Rwandan students abroad and they all were willing to volunteer. A team was formed in the United States. The idea was supported by different advisors and professors and they agreed to be part of the foundation as well.
Isaro foundation started (...)...Read more
Isaro Foundation Summer Team to Rwanda Put in Place
Today, April 27th, 2013, the chief executive officer of the Isaro Foundation puts in place Isaro Foundation special team to lead summer activities in Rwanda. The special team is mainly composed by Isaro Foundation members who live abroad. As announced this morning Ms. Christelle Kwizera, the Isaro Foundation chief creative officer, is the one who has been appointed to lead Isaro Foundation Summer Team to Rwanda 2013. The team has 3 most important tasks:
Leading the Summer Literacy Campaign: this is mainly donating books to school, (...)...Read more
If you follow closely news about Rwandan education, you surely must have heard of Isaro Foundation, a non-governmental organisation backed by Rwandan students in the United States with an aim to make Rwanda the most educated nation in Africa.
The initiative might sound like a dream to most people, but Jean-Léon Iragena, the young man who founded the foundation in 2011, has no doubt his organisation will see this dream coming true. “For us, nothing is impossible. Rwandans are smart. The only problem is that they don’t read. If we can make Rwandans read, that is it and that’s what we are (...)...Read more
King Mutara III Rudahigwa undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the history of Rwanda. He is credited for, among other accomplishments, abolishing serfdom and establishing an education fund. What is believed to be the turning point of his reign came in 1943 when he converted to Catholicism, was baptised and christened Charles Léon Pierre. Three years after baptism he dedicated Rwanda to the Christ the King.
Such was his mark on the Rwandan society that stories (some possibly invented) abound about his run-ins with the colonial masters-the Belgians, especially during the period leading up (...)...Read more
According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), it is estimated that if nothing at all is done, half of 6,000-plus languages spoken today will disappear by the end of this century.
With the disappearance of unwritten and undocumented languages, humanity would lose not only a cultural wealth but also important ancestral knowledge embedded in particular indigenous languages, according to UNESCO.
The aim of UNESCO’s Endangered Languages Programme is to support communities, experts and governments by producing, coordinating and disseminating tools (...)...Read more