In 2009, Ready for Reading set out on a bold mission...

Cute Little Children Learning with Pens

...to use literacy to combat poverty in the developing world. 

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IT'S WORKING.

Ready for Reading students have a

90% PASSING RATE

for the national secondary school exams. 

2019 US Library of Congress 

Literacy:  Best Practice Honoree

TODAY

NO STUDENT PASSED

the National Secondary School Entrance Exam.

 

Educational opportunity was closed off to most Rwinkwavu children.

left behind
moving up
     2009   >

RfR LIBRARY/LEARNING CENTER

  • 8,000 sf library/learning center

  • 10,000 books

  • 50 e-readers

  • 25 computers

  • 600+ computer skills graduates

  • 1,000+ adult literacy graduates

TODAY
  • No library

  • No community center

  • No internet facilities

  • No skills training

  • Widespread adult illiteracy

isolated
connected
     2009   >
TODAY

GIRLS and WOMEN in rural Rwanda had little GENDER EQUITY

 

They received less formal education than boys and their skills and abilities often went unrecognized.

held back
empowered
     2009   >

Regional Representative 2020

United Nations Commission

on the Status of Women

  • RfR Girls LitClubs
  • Peer Mentoring programs

  • IT classes for women

  • Mom’s Clubs

  • Women's Music Club

  • Girls Basketball League

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