Jean Leon Iragena, the Founder and CEO of the Isaro Foundation talks about the work of Isaro Foundation to Marcus Harun Reports....Read more
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We aim at making Rwanda the most educated nation in Africa by furnishing books to Rwandan schools and Libraries across the country.
In order to equip schools’ libraries with enough reading materials, Isaro Foundation started Books2Rwanda in 2012. Generally, Books2Rwanda provides high quality books for free to schools which agree to take care of their shipping to Rwanda.
By furnishing books to the schools and libraries, Books2Rwanda ensures that the students throughout the country gain a free and easy access to donated books.
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This Saturday July 20th was the last day of the project known as Isaro Writing Project (IWP 2013) organized by Isaro Foundation. 24 students were trained by English teachers and writing coaches from America. The purpose of this project was to help these students to represent the beauty of their country through photography and writing. The theme for this year was: "Capturing Our Voices: Projecting Our Lives"
By using different writers’ workshop processes, students learned to use basic photographic composition and creative writing techniques to empower their personal essays and poetry. The (...)...Read more
Chronicle of Higher Education: Jean-Leon Iragena of Millsaps College has started the Isaro Foundation to help his fellow Rwandans read, write, and tell their own history.
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This writing competition is an exchange between Germany and Rwanda. We are collecting writings from people from Rwanda and Germany. Some texts (writings) will be chosen to be printed in a little book that probably ALL participants will get. In the book we will also have some information about the two countries.
The idea of the project is to have an exchange between the two countries and to give people from both countries the chance to share their writings and to read about other places, families and read the stories from people from their own country and the other side of the world. (...)...Read more
The Founder of Isaro Foundation Shares His Experience about the Isaro Foundation Work.
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Jean-Léon Iragena – a 22 year old a Millsaps College (USA) student and holder of Rwandan Presidential Scholarship – founded Isaro Foundation on October 15, 2011 with the main goal of promoting reading and writing skills in Rwanda. This he did by collecting books in America and shipping them to schools back in Rwanda.
In less than a year, Isaro Foundation has changed the lives of Rwandans in different ways: more than 4,000 printed books, 10,000 electronic books on 30 Kindles (e-reading devices) have been donated to students and schools; 30 teachers from all districts in Rwanda have been (...)...Read more
April 6th, 2012 by Isaro Foundation - Oklahoma Christian Chapter
“Rwanda is in dire need of reading materials” is a statement that is often met with agreeing nods from Rwandans who have first-hand experience of the huge lack of books in the country. It is also a statement that echoes in the minds of those few Rwandans who are studying in US colleges, where books are accessible and most times for free. With Isaro Foundation uniting individuals who have made it their goal to promote reading and writting in Rwanda, the lack of books in the country is about to become History.
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This afternoon of November 30th, Dr. Micheal Reinhard from Millsaps College donated books to Isaro Foundation. Most of those books are middle and high school students’ books.
"The books that Dr. Reinhard has donated vary from middle to high school level" Mr. Jean Leon Iragena, the Chief Executive Officer of Isaro Foundation pointed out.
"These books will be sent to Rwanda and most of them will be given to students. Some books will also be given to teachers; some of them are teachers’." Mr. Jean Leon added.
This donation follows Dr. Iren Omo-Bare’s donation last week. Now, Isaro Foundation (...)...Read more
Love is indescribable, just as art is. Love is what we feel in us, the good feeling of wishing one another the best. The feelings of making others smile, the feeling of thinking about the best of others before your own. The feeling of laying down our selfish wishes and seeing the world get better. Love is a feeling… Art is putting in action what we feel in us. We take a paper and a pencil, we scratch on it and here comes a beautiful expression of our feelings.
Holding someone’s arm and assuring them that everything will be okay is the art of love. A hug that tells you that “even though the (...)...Read more